Tighter measures will come into force to guard against the increased spread of Covid-19 in Singapore.
For instance, higher-risk settings such as gyms will be shut and size limits on large events tightened from this Saturday (May 8), given the recent spike in Covid-19 cases in the community.
These stricter rules – that are set to last until May 30 – will affect congregational worship services, weddings and funerals, sporting events and live performances.
In a press conference on May 4 (Tuesday), Education Minister Lawrence Wong said the measures essentially take Singapore back to phase two of its reopening, but do not amount to a circuit breaker.
And the authorities will not hesitate to take even more stringent measures down the road should new unlinked cases and large clusters continue to emerge, he added.
Here are the new restrictions that will take effect from May 8 (Saturday):