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Death no 5:

[Sent by Gov.sg]

COVID-19: 3 Apr Update

Sadly, we have another death due to COVID-19.

A 86 year-old female Singapore citizen has passed away from complications due to COVID-19 infection. She had no recent travel history to affected countries and regions.

Our deepest condolences to the family. MOH and NCID is providing them with all necessary assistance.

go.gov.sg/apr3moh

Please be socially responsible
– Protect each other, especially the elderly
– Do not go near the elderly if you are unwell, or on quarantine or Stay-Home Notice
– The elderly should stay at home. If there is a need to, go out during off-peak periods and avoid crowded places.

The health of all depends on each one of us.

PM’s address to the nation:

[Sent by Gov.sg – 3 Apr]

COVID-19: Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong will address Singaporeans today

Watch PM Lee’s address on TV and radio, or on his Facebook page (www.facebook.com/leehsienloong) at 4pm today.

The COVID-19 situation is under control, but we want to take a few more steps.

Let’s stay calm and united.

#SGUnited
#SingaporeTogether

Circuit breaker:

[Sent by Gov.sg – 3 Apr]

COVID-19 situation

Local cases in SG have risen

– Despite contact tracing, half of cases unlinked
– New clusters in foreign worker dorms, nursing home

We need to apply a circuit breaker now for 1 month
– Reduces risk of big outbreak
– Bring numbers down

Details will follow soon, in summary:

For workplaces – from 7 Apr
✔ Remain open:
– Essential svcs: Food outlets, markets, supermarkets, clinics, hospitals, utilities, transport, key banking services
– Economic sectors: strategic or part of global supply chain
❌ To close:
– Most workplaces
➡ Staff that can work from home must do so

For schools – from 8 Apr
– Schools & IHLs: Full Home-Based Learning
– Preschools, student care: Closed

For everyone
– Stay at home, as much as possible
– Avoid socialising beyond immediate family, esp. elderly & vulnerable
– Go out only for essentials: eg buy food back, exercise at parks at safe distance

#SGUnited

Food availability:

[Sent by Gov.sg – 3 Apr]

COVID-19: Be assured of continued availability of food

Measures in place from 7 Apr till 4 May (but may be extended if necessary)

🥡 Restaurants, hawker centres, coffeeshops, food court and other F&B outlets will remain open, but only for takeaway or delivery
– Outlets that do not offer takeaway/delivery can use 3rd party food delivery services
– Bring your own containers for takeaways, to help food outlets with packaging materials

🛵 Food delivery services will continue

🛒 Supermarkets, wet markets, convenience stores and other food suppliers will remain open

All other non-essential retail stores will close

Circuit Breaker for Schools:

[Sent by Gov.sg – 3 Apr]

COVID-19: Full Home-Based Learning (HBL) for Schools and IHLs

8 Apr – 4 May
– Pri, Sec, Pre-U, IHLs, Special Education schools ➡ Full HBL
– Preschools, MOE Kindergartens, student care centres ➡ Suspended
– Private education institutions ➡ Move to HBL, or suspend classes

Full HBL:
– Schools will provide instructions and support
– Singapore Student Learning Space (SLS) platform will continue to be accessible
– Mid-Year Exams cancelled
– National exams to proceed with precautionary measures

Preschools & student care centres
– Open only for parents who can’t find care arrangements, e.g. working in essential services
– Minimum attendance requirement for subsidies will be waived in Apr

Parents are strongly encouraged to keep children home
➡ Those working in essential services who can’t find care arrangements may approach schools for help

Go.gov.sg/moe3apr

Circuit breaker for Workplaces:

[Sent by Gov.sg – 3 Apr]

COVID-19: Suspension of non-essential workplaces (7 Apr-4 May)
To minimise transmission between coworkers

Essential services/key economic sectors to remain open
– Including supermarkets, pharmacies, F&B outlets, services for daily living (eg. petrol stations, hairdressers, opticians) transport and telecommunications
– Govt services: Counter services scaled down, digital services available
For list of essential services: https://covid.gobusiness.gov.sg/

Most other non-essential physical workplaces to close
– Such businesses can continue to operate with telecommuting

For workplaces that are open
– Operate with minimal staff on premises
– Implement strict safe-distancing measures
– Employees to avoid social interactions
– Firms may be required to suspend operations if staff get infected

Additional support for workers & businesses to be announced on 6 Apr.

go.gov.sg/workplacepremises

Update on number of confirmed and discharged cases:

[Sent by Gov.sg]

COVID-19: 3 Apr Update

New imported cases: 9 [Travelled from Europe, North America, Middle East and ASEAN]

New local cases: 56 [40 linked to previous cases or clusters, 16 currently unlinked]

Total cases in Singapore: 1114
Discharged today: 16
Total discharged: 282
Total remaining in Hospital: 473

Most in hospital stable or improving. 25 in ICU.

Go.gov.sg/moh3apr

Stay safe and healthy everyone!

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