Coronavirus, Covıd-19

Coronavirus, Covıd-19

COVID-19: Singaporeans urged to defer non-essential trips to malls

COVID-19: Singaporeans urged to defer non-essential trips to malls

28/3/2020 6:47:00 AM

COVID-19 : Singaporeans urged to defer non-essential trips to malls

SINGAPORE: Authorities are urging those in Singapore to defer non-essential trips to malls, after safe-distancing measures kicked in across the ...

BookmarkSINGAPORE: Authorities are urging those in Singapore to defer non-essential trips to malls, after safe-distancing measures kicked in across the country.In a WhatsApp message sent by Gov.sg on Saturday (Mar 28), authorities advised people to stay home and only head to a mall for essentials, such as food, adding that food and groceries can be purchased online.

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AdvertisementAdvertisementThis comes a day after choke points were seen outside some shopping centres after mall operators took steps to comply with Singapore's new safe-distancing measures to contain the spread of the new coronavirus.READ: Jail terms, fines for those who breach COVID-19 safe-distancing rules, stay-home notice

In the message, authorities also advised foreign workers and foreign domestic workers to remain in their residences on their rest days - and avoid gathering in public spaces.A queue to enter NEX shopping mall is seen at about 1pm on Mar 27, 2020. (Photo: Ahmad Fairuz)

AdvertisementAdvertisementThey added that people should keep at least 1m apart from each other, and avoid gathering in public spaces or visiting crowded spaces.Safe-distancing rules in Singaporekicked in at 11.59pm on Thursday. Under the regulations, gatherings outside of work or school are limited to 10 people, who must maintain 1m distance from each other. This applies in settings where"interactions are non-transient", such as at supermarkets, restaurants and shopping malls.

Owners or premises and event organisers must ensure that non-fixed seating is at least 1m away from any other seat at all times. If seats are fixed to the floor, alternate seats need to be demarcated as a seat not to be occupied.In public places where queues are formed, such as at retail stores or supermarkets, individuals need to stand 1m apart in the queue.

Safe distancing measures at NTUC FairPrice PLQ Mall, Mar 22, 2020. (Photo: Chew Hui Min)Business owners and event organisers who do not abide by these regulations may be jailed up to six months, or fined up to S$10,000, or both. Read more: CNA »

Just go to the market and see. No one is maintaining the safe distance.😡 Yes. Support that Nice. Crash the economy even more. Self suicide. Should have some statistics for data analysis. See which she groups are those who are bochup Why don’t shop online, cheaper and safe🤔 Why not just close the malls. No risks. Just saying

Actually malls should just allow entry as usual. If based on 16sqm per person spacing, probably most malls are still complied with the rule. Now, I am not sure all malls start controlling, limited entry point, thus make the situation worst. All crowded at entry point queuing... Close all malls, eateries staffs are allowed to enter, delivery and takeaways only. Boom, problem solved.

Unless curfew or lockdown is implemented, no way to deter peoples from going out or travel. Close shopping malls? I know serious impact to business and workers, so business or life is important? And I thought Australians were bad. Starting to think it's a 'simple minded human beings in the 21st Century' thing. 😩

Its every person’s responsibility to keep themselves safe from Covid_19 to help the next person stay safe. Imagine if restrict movements or lockdown? Members of public will become crazy/boredom/restless at home. Well they can start do online shopping/meditate/reading/watching favorite drama series/enhance family relationship like playing games.. but utilities bills will increase too!

Just like earlier on, non essential travel ... but many still travel out. Gotta impose stricter measures People might start making babies at home if they can’t go shopping. So unsingaporean. Non essential stores urge to close too Please govt When Singapore finally defeats this virus it will have everything to do with the government, the health care professionals and other essential workers. It will have little or nothing to do with most Singaporeans.

Essential is such a relative term! It is always an essential to shop for clothes or shoes for women! So as to men gadgets or good bottle of wine! And the children, arcades and fast food outlet. So there is no such things as non-essentials! LawrenceWongST STcom TODAYonline This is why sg is a nanny state, ppl simply don't listen. Sooner or later gov will only allow takeaway and nonessential shops to be closed.

Read between the lines, stay 🏠 Ytd when I went to dabao lunch at macs, the shopping mall was ever so crowded. We’ve been taking things for granted ever since PM Lee’s address time calm the public. Most ppl aren’t taking the precautions they were anymore. Our complacency will get the best of us soon chuanjin1

Difficult to stop Singaporeans from shopping and going to the malls. This is their favorite thing to do. Especially on weekends. Just saying la Non-Essential: That means no window shopping, no shopping, no dine-in. Buy what u actually need only and go home. Oh yes less window shoppings buying nothing , bad news for ladies

If need food , takeaway and go home Will these people only understand and obey when this very little sense of normalcy is taken away like those of other countries? Why not closing school than Define non essential. What about all the restaurants located in the malls? Are you asking them to close down?

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52 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore, new infections linked to PCF Sparkletots in FengshanSINGAPORE: Singapore reported 52 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday (Mar 26), bringing the total number of cases to 683. A total of 28 cases are ... Any news of Suspension of school? Protecting yourself is protecting those ard you. Help educate others so we can take collective action to stop the spread: - Hand hygiene - Don't touch face - Social distancing - Stay home & call dr if sick (even mild) - Dining, surface & clothing hygiene at home Image:SiouxsieW There are quite a number of unlinked cases and that might be a loophole somewhere that we do not know. My Guess now can only be an asymptomatic carrier going round Singapore without having any symptoms spreading. If not, why the amount of unlinked cases? Can’t explain at all

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