Singapore extends coronavirus ‘circuit breaker’ measures to June 1
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The island nation as of Tuesday had 9,125 cases, the highest in Southeast Asia. The government would make further adjustments and consider easing some measures after June 1, Lee said, adding that he understood many people would be disappointed by the extension.
“But I hope you understand that this short-term pain is to stamp out the virus, protect the health and safety of our loved ones and allow us to revive our economy,” he said.
Singapore has been under a partial lockdown since April 7, with most workplaces and schools closed and only businesses providing essential services such as food or groceries allowed to remain open.
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