Singapore Announces One Month Lockdown: Only Essential Services, Key Economic Sectors To Stay Open

Singapore Announces One Month Lockdown: Only Essential Services, Key Economic Sectors To Stay OpenSingapore

Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Friday (3 April) announced a one month long shutdown in the country starting 7 April, only essential services and key economic sectors will remain open in the island nation. All other workplaces will be shut, ANI has reported.

All schools in the country will remain closed and student will be imparted home-based learning.

According to a Spectator journalist the lockdown has been ordered following unexplained community transmission in the country.

As per Loong, the country has decided to go for a decisive move instead of incrementally escalating the restrictions in the next few weeks. Such a move is necessary to pre-empt rising infections in the country, said Loong.

The South-Asian nation has reported 1,049 confirmed coronavirus cases and five deaths.