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Singapore to Reopen More Businesses as Virus Is Seen Controlled
Restrictions will be eased in three phases starting June 2
Virus tally in city-state rises to nearly 29,000 cases


(Bloomberg) -- Singapore will allow more businesses to reopen on June 2 -- increasing the active proportion of the economy to three-quarters -- after a nationwide lockdown cut transmission of the coronavirus among citizens and permanent residents.

Restrictions will be introduced in three phases -- allowing more businesses to resume operations and schools to reopen -- provided “community” infection rates remain low during the current lockdown ending June 1 and health workers are protected, officials said at a press briefing Tuesday.

The government will extend more support to businesses and their workers, with a priority on companies that remain closed on June 1, National Development Minister Lawrence Wong said. Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat is expected to announce details of a fourth stimulus package next Tuesday in Parliament.

“We have to do this in a very careful and calibrated manner,” Wong said. “I hope we can all maintain our discipline for a while longer.”

Key points on what will reopen on June 2:

Businesses in manufacturing and production such as semiconductors and engineering, and those in sectors like finance, insurance, wholesale, transportation and storage that don’t require public interaction.

About a third of workers will be able to resume work on site, while others continue to work from home.

The measures will allow normal operations for more than three-quarters of the economy.

Additional consumer services such as motor vehicle servicing, all hairdressing services, school bookshops.

Most retail outlets will not re-open immediately, and dining in at food and beverage outlets will continue to be disallowed for now.

Schools will gradually reopen.

Each household will be able to visit the household of parents and grandparents, subject to restrictions.



Under the three-phase reopening, the first starting June 2, will likely take about four to six weeks, according to officials. The second period, where more businesses such as restaurants, retail outlets and gyms may reopen, could take months. The final and third phase, whereby social and business gatherings would have resumed with limited crowd sizes, will likely happen only when a vaccine is discovered or the disease is deemed non-threatening, they said.

These moves to relax measures that have been put in place since early April come after the city-state allowed some workplaces and services to resume operations last week. Singapore will also allow more construction laborers to return to work from June 2, in a bid to restart an economy that has been largely shut because of the coronavirus pandemic, while it plans to test 30,000 preschool staff for the virus to prepare for the re-opening of the facilities.

Singapore is still racing to contain an infection outbreak among thousands of foreign workers, which have pushed its total tally to nearly 29,000 cases as of Tuesday and made the tiny city-state one of Asia’s most infected nation. The situation in the dormitories has stabilized and new community cases has also declined significantly, officials said Tuesday.

The government has however cautioned that cases in the community will go up as the country restarts activities, and the move to relax must be done in a way to prevent a second wave of infections.

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wow like that means no massage until phase 3 liao loh:TT_TT:

 

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siao liao lah 

 

 

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2 hours ago, Lotr said:

Singapore to Reopen More Businesses as Virus Is Seen Controlled
Restrictions will be eased in three phases starting June 2
Virus tally in city-state rises to nearly 29,000 cases


(Bloomberg) -- Singapore will allow more businesses to reopen on June 2 -- increasing the active proportion of the economy to three-quarters -- after a nationwide lockdown cut transmission of the coronavirus among citizens and permanent residents.

Restrictions will be introduced in three phases -- allowing more businesses to resume operations and schools to reopen -- provided “community” infection rates remain low during the current lockdown ending June 1 and health workers are protected, officials said at a press briefing Tuesday.

The government will extend more support to businesses and their workers, with a priority on companies that remain closed on June 1, National Development Minister Lawrence Wong said. Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat is expected to announce details of a fourth stimulus package next Tuesday in Parliament.

“We have to do this in a very careful and calibrated manner,” Wong said. “I hope we can all maintain our discipline for a while longer.”

Key points on what will reopen on June 2:

Businesses in manufacturing and production such as semiconductors and engineering, and those in sectors like finance, insurance, wholesale, transportation and storage that don’t require public interaction.

About a third of workers will be able to resume work on site, while others continue to work from home.

The measures will allow normal operations for more than three-quarters of the economy.

Additional consumer services such as motor vehicle servicing, all hairdressing services, school bookshops.

Most retail outlets will not re-open immediately, and dining in at food and beverage outlets will continue to be disallowed for now.

Schools will gradually reopen.

Each household will be able to visit the household of parents and grandparents, subject to restrictions.



Under the three-phase reopening, the first starting June 2, will likely take about four to six weeks, according to officials. The second period, where more businesses such as restaurants, retail outlets and gyms may reopen, could take months. The final and third phase, whereby social and business gatherings would have resumed with limited crowd sizes, will likely happen only when a vaccine is discovered or the disease is deemed non-threatening, they said.

These moves to relax measures that have been put in place since early April come after the city-state allowed some workplaces and services to resume operations last week. Singapore will also allow more construction laborers to return to work from June 2, in a bid to restart an economy that has been largely shut because of the coronavirus pandemic, while it plans to test 30,000 preschool staff for the virus to prepare for the re-opening of the facilities.

Singapore is still racing to contain an infection outbreak among thousands of foreign workers, which have pushed its total tally to nearly 29,000 cases as of Tuesday and made the tiny city-state one of Asia’s most infected nation. The situation in the dormitories has stabilized and new community cases has also declined significantly, officials said Tuesday.

The government has however cautioned that cases in the community will go up as the country restarts activities, and the move to relax must be done in a way to prevent a second wave of infections.

Car showroom has got least crowd among the shopping places. Contact tracing can be easily carried out in view of the relatively lesser human traffic. They should allow showroom to be open, more importantly, it helps drive COE sales earlier which is the income that is much needed by the government for now. 

 

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22 minutes ago, Ct3833 said:

Car showroom has got least crowd among the shopping places. Contact tracing can be easily carried out in view of the relatively lesser human traffic. They should allow showroom to be open, more importantly, it helps drive COE sales earlier which is the income that is much needed by the government for now. 

 

How to test drive? With open windows? 

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12 minutes ago, Voodooman said:

How to test drive? With open windows? 

Appointment based, like what many countries and Malaysia is doing would work, I guess?

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33 minutes ago, Brass said:

Appointment based, like what many countries and Malaysia is doing would work, I guess?

It doesn't look like CB will end on 1/6 as strict social distancing remains very much in force (can't even visit friends and can't talk in train). How to social distance during test drive?  Non family members in a small enclosed aircon environment for extended period of time? Not even 1m apart.

If a salesman is infected or a asymptomatic carrier, that could form a big cluster in a short time.

Car showroom needs to rethink how to allow customers to test drive without endangering the life of its sales staff and those of its customers. 

 

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1 hour ago, Voodooman said:

How to test drive? With open windows? 

Give you the key, otot go, otot come back. 😜 If never come back, considered sold. If come back one wheel missing, also sold. 

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than showroom very ma fan. after every test drive the whole car have to disinfect.

Just take the person's NRIC on hold lor and if dont return go make police report. Moreover the showroom car for test drive is not registered also. Sg wanna track stolen can is quite easy la.  Showroom just need to put GPS track in car and will know the location of the car already.

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7 hours ago, Voodooman said:

How to test drive? With open windows? 

Barber has reopened now, it is in an aircon environment as well. As long as the contact is limited to 1 to 1 or2, chances of spreading will be contained. Just yahdahying , not that I am desperate to buy a new car, I have been driving old car for more than a decade. 😅😅

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9 hours ago, Voodooman said:

How to test drive? With open windows? 

Give discount for buying without test drive.

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2 hours ago, Ct3833 said:

Barber has reopened now, it is in an aircon environment as well. As long as the contact is limited to 1 to 1 or2, chances of spreading will be contained. Just yahdahying , not that I am desperate to buy a new car, I have been driving old car for more than a decade. 😅😅

I think aircon environment should not be the main concern. If this is a concern then all office should not resume work liao, cause office is an aircon environment and all are centralise aircon somemore.

If car showroom is not open in phase 1, then COE bidding would not resume in Jun?

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They should learn from the mattress seller. haha.

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Provide 100 days drive trial. 😂

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Chey....I thought COE drop.

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Some time last year, C n C did offer test drives for Kia vehicles where the SE didnt tag along. It was done at shopping center roadshows. They limit the test drive time to 20 mins...which is actually quite long if there is few traffic on the road. 

Perhaps all AD can do such test drives these days? I rem test driving the Sorento SX diesel around Marina Bay area back then. Kia was having a road show at Suntec City at that time

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3 hours ago, Ct3833 said:

Barber has reopened now, it is in an aircon environment as well. As long as the contact is limited to 1 to 1 or2, chances of spreading will be contained. Just yahdahying , not that I am desperate to buy a new car, I have been driving old car for more than a decade. 😅😅

Barber is essential.  Can't exactly cut your own hair but test drive is self drive. On a busy weekend, an infected SE can be very damaging.

I am probably overthinking. Just yahdahying like you but generally we have to accept a Covid new normal.

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4 minutes ago, Voodooman said:

Barber is essential.  Can't exactly cut your own hair but test drive is self drive. On a busy weekend, an infected SE can be very damaging.

I am probably overthinking. Just yahdahying like you but generally we have to accept a Covid new normal.

Covid new normal at least for the whole of 2020.

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17 minutes ago, Voodooman said:

Barber is essential.  Can't exactly cut your own hair but test drive is self drive. On a busy weekend, an infected SE can be very damaging.

I am probably overthinking. Just yahdahying like you but generally we have to accept a Covid new normal.

Essential or non Essential aside. Barber infectious rate is very much higher. Imagine an infected hairdresser in close contact with different customer every 5-10min every day. 

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