The number of Covid-19 confirmed cases are increasing continually. Various kinds of measures have been taken to contain the spread of the virus. Singapore has banned any short-term pass holder to enter Singapore and now entertainment places in Singapore are closed, but how long will this last?
Entertainment Places in Singapore are Closed, for How Long?
Reported by straittimes.com, all bars, cinemas and entertainment areas will be closed from 26 March 2020 at 11.59 pm until 30 April 2020. This action has to be taken to ensure the safety of Singapore residents.
National Development Minister Lawrence Wong said “”All over the world, millions of people are living in a different reality. Workplaces are closed, shops are empty, roads are empty, everyone is asked to stay home. We are not experiencing this in Singapore – not yet, but we cannot be complacent”, in a press conference.
Universities and Religious Places are Closed
These preventive measures are not only affecting bars and cinemas but also religious places. However, shopping centres and restaurants are still allowed to open.
All University students in Singapore are now having online classes and gatherings of any activities have been cancelled as the risk of spreading Covid-19 is higher in big group gatherings.
Fines and Imprisonment
As travelers and people who are transiting are not allowed to do any of them in Singapore now, a law has been released which states that failure of complying to the Stay Home Notice will get fined and punishments. 14 days Stay Home Notice were given to anyone who entered Singapore from Europe, America and ASEAN countries.
Anyone who failed to follow the rules of Stay Home Notice will be fined S$10,000, serving in prison for six months or both.
Are You Going to Travel Anyway? This is The Consequence
Do you have plans for your holiday? Think about it twice now. From 27 March 2020, Singapore citizens, PR and long-term pass holders will receive a punishment for leaving and reentering the country.
If the traveler is a confirmed Covid-19 patient, tariffs will be issued for them to get the appropriate medical care. This person will also not be able to claim from insurance such as MediShield Life or Integrated Shield Plan.
It is important to follow the rules that the authorities have released as we all need to do our parts to stop this virus from spreading. #SGB_Family surely wants this unfortunate plague to come to an end, right? Are you missing Singapore? Let’s fight this virus together so you can visit Singapore again!