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Take Circuit Breaker seriously:

[Sent by Gov.sg – 10 Apr]

COVID-19: Stricter circuit breaker measures

🏃‍♂️ Exercise alone or with household members, observe safe distancing
– Sports stadiums are closed because ppl had gathered in groups
– Entry to parks will be strictly controlled if necessary

🙅‍♂️ Minimise physical interactions with elderly
– Don’t expose them to COVID-19; if infected, they are more likely to die than younger people

🏠 Stay home
– All, esp elderly, should avoid unnecessary commutes and crowded places
– Elderly should not go to markets; others should shop for them

Measures may be tightened further if people continue to gather
It is an offence to disobey safe distancing measures
1st offence: Stern warning
2nd offence: $300 fine
3rd offence: Charge in court

👨‍✈️2.6k enforcement officers + ambassadors deployed daily to ensure compliance
📝10k advisories + 158 stern warnings since 7 Apr. Too many not doing the right thing

Do the right thing. Stay at home. The health of all depends on each one of us.

Things are not getting better 🙁 :

[Sent by Gov.sg – 10 Apr]

COVID-19 situation

More cases in foreign worker (FW) dorms
We will do our best to take care of health, livelihood and welfare of FWs

More cases in community
– Most cases likely infected before circuit breaker
– Many unlinked cases – carriers probably still out there infecting more people

During this period
🏡 Stay at home
✋ Stop socialising with others in person
💻📱Keep in touch by other means
🙅‍♀Do not visit between households

Older Singaporeans
PLEASE Stay home 🙏 – you are more vulnerable, chances of dying from infection much higher
– COVID-19 is highly infectious – should you get infected, you might infect your grandchildren
– If you must go out, wear a mask, keep safe distance from others. Do not linger outside

The more strictly we observe the circuit breaker restrictions, the faster they will work, and the sooner we can ease up on them

More: go.gov.sg/situation10apr

Update on the number of confirmed and discharged cases:

[Sent by Gov.sg]

COVID-19: 10 Apr update

New cases: 198
– Imported: 0
– Local cases (linked): 127 (79 cases linked to clusters at foreign worker dorms; 48 linked to non-dorm clusters/cases)
– Pending contact tracing: 71

Total cases: 2,108
– Hospitalised: 875 (32 in ICU)
– In isolation, private hospitals*: 734
– Fatalities: 7
– Total discharged: 492 (Discharged today: 32)

Another death due to COVID-19
An 86-year old female Singapore Citizen has passed away from complications due to COVID-19 on 9 Apr 2020 night. She was admitted to NCID on 1 Apr, and was confirmed to have the infection on the same day. NCID has reached out to her family and is extending assistance to them.

More: go.gov.sg/moh10apr

*Patients doing well but still testing positive for the virus are moved to Community Isolation Facilities and private hospitals

Stay safe and stay healthy everyone!

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Advisory for outdoor exercise:

[Sent by Gov.sg – 9 Apr]

COVID-19: Advisory on Exercise during Circuit Breaker period

💪 Stay healthy and continue exercising to keep up your immunity

🤸‍♀ But only exercise alone or with household members
❗Do not exercise with others, not even family in other households

Exercise in open-air stadiums or public parks, but keep at least 1 metre apart from others 🏃‍♀↔🏃

💻 Or stay active at home thru online exercise classes

🚫 All sports and recreation facilities will be closed (eg. public or private condo gyms, pools, courts)
🏟 15 open-air ActiveSG stadiums remain open

🚫 All group sports and physical exercise, such as group training and one-on-one coaching, must cease

Check out how crowded a park is: https://safedistparks.nparks.gov.sg/

More: go.gov.sg/circuitbreaker-active

Update on the number of cases:

[Sent by Gov.sg]

COVID-19: 9 Apr update

New cases: 287
– Imported: 3
– Local cases (linked): 236 (202 cases linked to clusters at foreign worker dorms; 34 linked to non-dorm clusters/cases)
– Pending contact tracing: 48

Total cases: 1910
– Hospitalised: 884 (29 in ICU)
– In isolation, private hospitals*: 559
– Fatalities: 6
– Total discharged: 460 (Discharged today: 54)

More: go.gov.sg/moh9apr

*Patients doing well but still testing positive for the virus are moved to Community Isolation Facilities and private hospitals

Managing infection clusters in foreign worker dorms
– Need to prevent cross-infection from dorms to rest of population
– Govt working with dorm operators to ensure effective management of all dorms

Public health measures:
– Active screening and testing
– Movements minimised to prevent further spread
– Reduce number in dorms: workers who are well and work in essential services moved out

go.gov.sg/fw-9apr

A mildly funny, with sufficient dose of singlish, visual guide on COVID-19 (TEMPORARY MEASURES) ACT 2020:



As always, stay safe and healthy everyone!

About Hardono

Hi, I'm Hardono. I am working as a Software Developer. I am working mostly in Windows, dealing with .NET, conversing in C#. But I know a bit of Linux, mainly because I need to keep this blog operational. I've been working in Logistics/Transport industry for more than 11 years.

Emphasizing Circuit Breaker measure for markets and hawker centres:

[Sent by Gov.sg – 8 Apr]

COVID-19: Circuit breaker measures at hawker centres and markets

– Keep at least 1m away from others
– SG Clean Ambassadors will be there to assist

At hawker centres
🍽 Dining in not allowed
🥡 Take-aways or food deliveries only
♻ Bring your own container

At markets
🧺 Buy only what you need
⏰ Try to visit on weekdays and avoid peak periods (7.30-10am)
👵 Elderly should avoid going to markets. Others should shop for them

⛔ Non-compliance of measures is an offence – offenders will face fines or imprisonment
go.gov.sg/circuitbreaker-mewr

Support for S’poreans through COVID-19
🧮 Help with family expenses, social services: go.gov.sg/solidarity-families
📒 Saving jobs, aid for self-employed: go.gov.sg/solidarity-workers
📊Support for business costs and credit: go.gov.sg/solidarity-businesses

Update on the number of cases in Singapore:

[Sent by Gov.sg]

COVID-19: 8 Apr update

New cases: 142
– Imported: 2
– Local cases (linked): 68 (40 cases linked to clusters at foreign worker dorms; 28 linked to non-dorm clusters/cases)
– Pending contact tracing: 72

Total cases: 1,623
– Hospitalised: 669 (29 in ICU)
– In isolation, private hospitals*: 542
– Fatalities: 6
– Total discharged: 406 (Discharged today: 29)

More: go.gov.sg/moh8apr

*Patients doing well but still testing positive for the virus are moved to Community Isolation Facilities and private hospitals

Stay at home as much as possible

✅ Allowed:
– Visiting family members for daily needs, caring for elderly parents or informal childcare
– Exercise alone or with others who live with you in an open-air stadium, public park but keep at least 1 metre apart

❌ Not allowed
– Social gatherings with family/friends who do not live together (eg. private parties, gathering at HDB void deck)
– Dining out

Non-compliance
Fine up to $10,000 and/or jail up to 6 mths

Government also gazetted a new law in 7 Apr 2020, COVID-19 (TEMPORARY MEASURES) ACT 2020. Under this act, you can go out of your residence, only if:

  1. To go to work in essential business
  2. To work in specified schools or child care centers
  3. To send your child to childcare centers if you are an essential service staff
  4. To care for disabled and elderly people
  5. To buy essential items
  6. To get medical attention
  7. To exercise: go for a jog or a walk in open air environment. Keep safe distance from others
  8. To enlist/book in for NSFs
  9. To move house
  10. To leave Singapore for urgent need. Be aware of previous Govt. rulings on this
  11. To comply with the law: applied to those who need to go to the court, or enforcement officers to do their duties
  12. To seek help or for emergency

Incidents of flouting this new law already reported in the news:

Stay safe, stay healthy and stay home everyone!

About Hardono

Hi, I'm Hardono. I am working as a Software Developer. I am working mostly in Windows, dealing with .NET, conversing in C#. But I know a bit of Linux, mainly because I need to keep this blog operational. I've been working in Logistics/Transport industry for more than 11 years.