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PM LEE: MOST WORKPLACES TO CLOSE, SCHOOLS CLOSE, ESSENTIAL SERVICES OPEN

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Remarks by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on the Coronavirus

First, we will close most workplaces, except for essential services and key economic sectors

a. Food establishments, markets and supermarkets, clinics, hospitals, utilities, transport and key banking services will remain open. They are essential services

b. We also should not disrupt economic sectors that are strategic, or form part of a global supply chain

c. People working in these industries can continue to go to work, with safe-distancing measures in place

d. But most other work premises must close

e. If the person can work from home, he should do so

f. But others will not be able to, including foreign workers on construction sites and in shipyards

4 i. These workers live in dormitories, and we will make arrangements to look after them g. This will take effect from next Tuesday

h. We have to ensure that most of our workforce stays at home and limit their physical interaction to as few people as possible

8. Second, we will also move to full home-based learning in our schools and institutes of higher learning (IHLs)

a. We started with one day of home-based learning this week

i. This has gone smoothly, with teething issues being resolved b. MOE will work with the schools to implement full home-based learning starting next Wednesday

c. All preschool and student care centres will also be closed, but will provide limited services for children of parents who have to continue working and are unable to make alternative care arrangements 9. Third, we will tighten our restrictions on movements and gatherings of

PM Lee on the COVID-19 situation in Singapore on 3 April 2020

#FBLive: PM Lee gave an update on the COVID-19 situation in Singapore on 3 April 2020. He spoke in English, Malay, and Chinese. He announced new measures to further curb the spread of COVID-19.#SGUnited

Posted by Lee Hsien Loong on Friday, April 3, 2020