Minister for Trade and Industry Gan Kim Yong, said today (21 Jan) that there will not be any changes to the safe management measures which are in place for the coming CNY festive period.
This is to help prevent the healthcare system in Singapore to be overstrained and it is also because there is a current surge of cases of the Omicron variant.
The current measures allow up to five for social gatherings and also five unique visitors per household a day.
No change in F&B restrictions
The Ministry Of Health (MOH) also shared that restrictions will still apply to F&B establishments and also CNY gatherings like reunion dinners.
This means that multiple table bookings exceeding five pax will not be allowed unless they are all from the same household.
To avoid super spreading, large events and gatherings like religious processions and dinner banquets organised by companies will also be prohibited.
Take ART tests before visiting elderly
Minister of Finance, Lawrence Wong, urged family members who are intending to visit their elderly seniors during CNY to take ART tests before visiting so as to ensure that they are not carrying the virus which might be deadly to the elderly.
If feeling unwell, visiting should be cut and one should stay at home instead.
He ended by saying as if everyone plays their part, the Omicron wave will go by in a jiffy and Singaporeans can then look forward to more relaxed measures as we strive to be a resilient nation.
Cases likely to continue in February
Associate Professor and Director of Medical Services, Kenneth Mak, mentioned that he expects the number of cases to rise.
He says that Singapore is now currently in the middle of a wave and it will probably continue into early February 2022 when CNY is here.
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