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Singapore to close most workplaces, schools in 'circuit breaker' to curb virus spread

Stanislaus Jude Chan
Stanislaus Jude Chan4/3/2020 04:44 PM GMT+08  • 2 min read
Singapore to close most workplaces, schools in 'circuit breaker' to curb virus spread
Most workplaces – with the exception of essential services and key economic sectors such as food establishments, markets and supermarkets, clinics, hospitals, utilities, transport and key banking services – will be closed with effect from April 7.
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SINGAPORE (Apr 3): Singapore will impose stricter measures – that will include closing most workplaces and move to full home-based learning in schools – amid rising cases of local coronavirus infections.

Stopping short from calling it a lockdown, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said in a speech to the nation Friday that the “circuit breaker” measures will take effect next week.

The measures will apply for a month.

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