Singapore is entering Phase Three of its reopening strategy on December 28, two weeks from today (December 14).
Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong announced the news today, which included confirming that groups of eight would now be allowed to meet. Previously, only five people could meet each other at any one time.
Capacity limits in public places such as malls, attractions and places of worship is also set to be increased. A press conference from the multi-ministerial task force for tackling the crisis is due to follow the announcement.
“We stayed united, kept up our guard, and did not allow ourselves to become complacent over time,” said Prime Minister Lee. “With everyone’s full support, our enhanced safeguards worked, and we could gradually ease our restrictions. And we can be proud of how far we have come.”
It has nearly been a year since Singapore’s first confirmed case of Covid-19 (23 January, 2020). More news on the reopening is set to follow.