Possible easing of COVID restrictions after June 13: PM Lee


Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong will deliver his national address on June 23, 2020. (PHOTO: Ministry of Communication and Information)

SINGAPORE – The government should be able to relax restrictions on safe management of COVID-19 after June 13 as the pandemic situation continues to improve and the number of cases in the community continues to decline, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said on Monday (May 31st).

In a national televised address, Lee gave an update on the COVID-19 situation in Singapore.

He noted that there had been new clusters of COVID-19 infections and unlinked cases, implying community spread. As a result, Singapore had to step back from Phase 3 and implement Phase 2 (Elevated Warning) to reduce social interaction and new infections, Lee said.

Phase 2 (Elevated Warning) restrictions, which came into effect on May 16 and will last until June 13, include: No food in all food and beverage establishmentsand the size of the social gathering is limited to two people per group.

With everyone’s support and collaboration, the number of daily cases has decreased, Lee said.

“Aside from another super spreader or large cluster, we should be on track to get this outbreak under control. We’ll know for sure in another week or so, ”he added.

Meanwhile, Lee said he was counting on everyone to keep up their efforts and remain vigilant about the pandemic.

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