SINGAPORE - Singapore's government said Friday it would further relax Covid-related restrictions next week, albeit at a slower pace than previously announced, as local infections have not decreased significantly.
... A man wearing a protective face mask walks past an indoor waterfall at Jewel Changi Airport in Singapore.Roslan Rahman | AFP | Getty Images
SINGAPORE â Singapore's government said Friday it will further ease Covid-related restrictions next week, but at a slower pace than previously announced as local infections have not declined significantly.
The government started relaxing some measures this week, including increasing the limits on social gatherings and event attendees.
It said that starting Monday, "higher-risk activities" such as dining in and indoor mask-off sports and exercises will be allowed to resume in groups of two people â instead of five people as previously announced.We remain concerned, especially when we have yet to achieve a high level of vaccination,Gan Kim YongSingapore minister for trade and industry
Barring another super-spreader event or a big cluster of infections, the government will allow those activities for groups of up to five from mid-July.
"The number of cases in the community has somewhat stabilized, but it's not going down significantly and we're seeing several unlinked cases every day," said Gan Kim Yong, Singapore's minister for trade and industry who co-chairs the country's Covid taskforce.
"Therefore we remain concerned, especially when we have yet to achieve a high level of vaccination ...