The Health Ministry in Singapore announced that the country will remove most remaining COVID-19 restrictions from Tuesday, April 26.
Delightfully, measures include removing group limits on 10 people in all situations, with social distancing no longer required. Similarly, all employees can return to the workplace and masks will only be mandatory while interacting with others.
Meanwhile, the need for a COVID-19 test before arriving in Singapore is to be scrapped for vaccinated travellers, as well as capacity limits of 75% on venues eliminated and the use of SafeEntry and TraceTogether creasing to be mandatory.
Additionally, Singapore’s response system Dorscon will decrease from level orange to yellow for the first time in more than two years. Thanks to a decline in new daily infections. Certainly, removing these COVID-19 restrictions is a major milestone in the fight against the pandemic in Singapore.
However, masks are still required indoors outside of the workplace. Equally, citizens still face threats of infection and the risk of the emergence of new variants. Consequently, it’s important to keep up-to-date with vaccines and protect yourself where possible.
COVID-19 was first detected in Wuhan, China in early December 2019. Since then, it has spread across the globe, infecting over 507 million people, with 6.21 million deaths as of April 22, 2022.