Singapore authorities decided to extend the time to apply blockade measures to cut off the chain of transmission of corona virus for another 4 weeks.
According to Channel News Asia, Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said on April 21 that the blockade measures will be extended for another 4 weeks, until June 1. Earlier, Singapore’s blockade measures are expected to end on 4/5.
The Singaporean government expects a strong measure will “cut the chain of infection”, reduce the number of infections in the community, as well as ensure that “infectious” cases in the quarters of foreign workers can be detected and controlled.
“In order to achieve these goals, we must keep ourselves, continuing with stringent infection-cutting measures. We must continue to drastically reduce new infections every day, bringing it to a one-digit level,” there were not even any cases, “said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.
Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong emphasized that new unexplained cases in this country showed that the scale is larger than that of undetected Covid-19 cases in the community in Singapore.
Singapore has now undergone 15 days of imposing blockade measures, including social exclusion, closing schools and non-essential businesses, and requiring people to wear masks when leaving home. .
The Singapore leader asserted that the measures being taken are taking effect when the number of infections in the community has shown signs of decreasing in the past few days.
“Many people will be disappointed by the decision to extend the extension, especially business and workers, who have suffered serious losses. But I hope you understand, the short-term pain is to eliminate viruses, protecting the health and safety of those who love, allowing economic recovery in the future, “Mr. Ly said.
Talking about the removal of the blockade, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong emphasized that Singapore needs to proceed with a plan, “firstly to gradually open gradually in small steps”, to ensure the safety of the people, while strengthening Covid-19 test scale.
Singapore on April 21 recorded 1,111 new cases of Covid-19, down slightly from 1,426 cases announced on April 20. The total number of Covid-19 patients in Singapore amounted to 9,125, of which 11 were fatal.