Singapore Multi Ministry Task force has informed its public that the Covid 19 Circuit Breaker in place to curb the outbreak of the virus will be removed come June 1.
In replace a three phase approach will be rolled out to get business and the economy back on track as the nation looks at moving past the lockdown. The city state has the worst Covid 19 case numbers in the region with 28,794 although largely are foreign workers with minimal communal clusters. Singapore introduced the Circuit Breaker on April 3 that was suppose to last for a month, however with the discovery of new clusters Prime Minister Lee Hsein Loong decided to extend it till June 1.
Unlike Malaysia’s MCO and CMCO, Singapore has been more relaxed in its approach focusing on keeping the spread at bay by asking its population to practice social distancing and keeping major sectors of businesses closed. During the early stages, the nation seemed to have stemmed the spread with low case counts, receiving praises from international community for its handling of the virus. But things turned bad when new clusters started to appear in tightly packed dormitory of foreign workers which quickly spread leaving thousands infected.
The lifting will come at a time where the numbers of daily cases is easing up and all the dorms have been screened and isolated. Singapore with no natural resource, depends entirely on its service and international trading for its economy, being shut any longer could cripple it beyond repair.