“Unless another super-spreader or big cluster, we should be on the right track to bring this epidemic under control,” he said in a televised address.
“If our situation continues to improve and the number of community cases decreases further, we should be able to relax the restrictions after June 13,” he said.
The Southeast Asian nation saw the number of local coronavirus infections rise in April and imposed stricter measures twice in May, to stem the spread of the virus.
From May 8, Singapore extended quarantines for travelers arriving from overseas, closed indoor gymnasiums and limited social gatherings to groups of five.
He later announced a ban on on-site dining, capped public gatherings to groups of two, and said all workers who can work from home must do so from May 16 to June 13. At that time, the government announced that it would review measures two. weeks later.
The increase in the number of cases has also caused a further delay in the travel bubble between Singapore and Hong Kong.
Singapore’s government last week warned of “heightened uncertainties” in the coming months due to the pandemic, but kept its growth forecast at 4% to 6% for 2021. The country’s economy grew 1.3% in the first quarter of 2021, the fastest pace in more than a year.
As of Sunday, the country had reported 62,028 confirmed cases of Covid-19 and 33 deaths from the disease.
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