Bars and entertainment venues in Singapore to shut for a month

The Ministry of Health of Singapore has announced that entertainment venues, including nightclubs, cinemas, theatres, and karaoke outlets will be closed from 26 March 26 11:59pm till April 30.

The measure is imposed to stop the new wave of Covid-19 due to imported cases.

It is hoped the new measures will significantly reduce mass gatherings in public areas. Entertainment venues, covering bars, night clubs, discos, cinemas, theatres, and karaoke outlets will be closed until till 30 April, but the blanket.ruling could be extended if the number of cases continues to grow

Restaurants’ are being asked to implement careful restrictions. For example, tables must be spaced out. Additionally, the group size of social gatherings is limited to 10 people.

Other public venues such as shopping centres, museums and public attractions can stay open, but operators must ensure the venue does not have more than one person per 16 square metre of usable space.

To date, Singapore has a total of 558 confirmed cases. As reported on 23 March, there are 49 new Covid-19 cases, including 32 imported cases.

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