Number Of New Community Cases 'Declined Slightly', Singapore Does Not Likely Need To Further Tighten Covid-19 Rules


Nia Sarah •  May 28, 2021

Since Singapore entered Phase Two (Heightened Alert) about two weeks ago on May 16 due to the rising number of Covid-19 cases, the country's precautions and regulations are slowly paying off.

According to The Straits Times, Finance Minister Lawrence Wong said that the number of new community cases have "stabilised" and "even declined slightly". There is no "need for further tightening in our overall posture". However, Singaporeans are still advised to stay vigilant and observe the regulations carefully by minimising movement and contact outside of their homes.

Mr Wong said that a more complete update will be given at a press conference by the multi-ministry task force on Covid-19 next Monday (31 May) and thanked Singaporeans for doing their part and staying home whenever they can.

Since May 16, Singapore has imposed a no dine-in rule and people are only allowed to go out in groups of two. Raya visiting was limited to only two visitors and occupancy limits in shopping malls were reduced. Singapore is expected to come out of Phase Two on June 13.

While hiking is not prohibited in Phase Two, it's advisable to do so while observing Covid-19 rules properly. If you're making plans to go hiking in Singapore, make sure to go in a pair and always keep your mask on, unless you're engaging in strenuous exercise.

Note: Photo was taken before the Covid-19 pandemic

Most eateries have jumped on delivery platforms and social media to continue serving during the Covid-19 period. However, some hawkers are unable to do so due to costs and resources. That's why we've rounded up a list of halal eateries and hawkers to support during this period!

You can also support and order from halal home-based businesses that are also serving yummy food during this period as well! ?

With this good news, let's remember that everyone has a part to play in curbing the spread of Covid-19 in Singapore. Share this with your loved ones and stay safe!