The nation that has declared it will “live with Covid-19” has ramped up coronavirus restrictions just days after easing them.
A sudden spike in virus cases in Singapore – infections have gone from eight to almost 200 in 10 days – has rattled the government which only on Monday had allowed larger groups of people to gather together.
Finance Minister Lawrence Wong said the Covid-19 “situation has taken a sharp turn for the worse”, while trade Minister Gan Kim Young added the implementation of restrictions “feels like a huge setback” for the city state.
On Tuesday, 182 new local infections were recorded following an outbreak at a fish market.
Nevertheless, the government still intends to significantly do away with social distancing measures in the coming months
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