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Singapore returns to lockdown-like-conditions amid Covid cases' spike Singapore lockdown
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Singapore returns to lockdown-like-conditions amid Covid cases' spike

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 14 May 2021, 11:13 pm

Singapore/IBNS: Amid a rise in Coronavirus cases, Singapore is all set to return to lockdown-like conditions for four weeks starting May 16 with a complete ban in dining-in.

The restrictions will be imposed until June 13 during which the government will put out a ban on large social gatherings.

Households will be permitted to have only two visitors and food joints will be allowed to serve only take-aways as well as deliveries.

The country recorded 24 new Covid cases locally on Friday, with more than half coming from a cluster originating from Changi Airport, Bloomberg reported.

The new rules are the most restrictive ones in the country since Singapore went into a partial lockdown in April last year, where schools and most workplaces were closed except for essential services and key economic sectors.

Officials at a media briefing on Friday emphasized the need to stay at home and only go out for absolutely necessary errands.

The measures will be reviewed after two weeks.

During the restrictions, fewer people will be allowed inside shopping malls and showrooms while a maximum of 100 people allowed at business meetings and live performances with pre-event testing. Wedding receptions will not be allowed, said reports.