Singapore locked till June

Prime Minister Lee

Singapore’s circuit breaker measures holding all non-essential businesses and community activities on lockdown will be extended for another month to June 1, announced prime minister Lee Hsien Loong on Tuesday.

This comes as the city-state saw 1,111 new Covid-19 cases on Tuesday, bringing the tally to 9,125. While the vast majority of these cases were detected in migrant worker dormitories through methodical testing – only 20 of them were Singaporeans and PRs – Lee asserted that the extension was necessary to “prevent new clusters from forming and bursting out of control”.