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'Heightened alert' to delay, not derail, recovery; economy continues to restructure

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The Edge Singapore5/20/2021 10:07 PM GMT+08  • 6 min read
'Heightened alert' to delay, not derail, recovery; economy continues to restructure
Singapore’s economic reopening is delayed, not derailed.
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Worries have mounted over a new wave of Covid-19 cases in the past fortnight. For months, the low number of community cases in the single digits gave the government the confidence to further loosen antiCovid-19 measures. The CBD got crowded as more workers returned to their offices.

Unfortunately, the persistent lofty number of new Covid-19 clusters forming at the airport and more worryingly, in schools, have sent the country into so-called Phase Two (Heightened Alert), where the key feature is to ban groups of more than two and on-premise dining till June 13.

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