Singapore’s Ministry of Home Affairs and the Ministry of Trade and Industry issued a joint notice on the 19th local time: the number of community cases has increased recently, and some unrelated cases have not been found are still under investigation.
In order to avoid the further spread of the COVID-19 epidemic in the community and prevent the formation of infected groups in high-risk environments such as nightclubs and karaoke, the pilot plan of karaoke and nightclubs, which had been restarted at the end of January, was suspended.
Community Cases Increase Singapore Calls for the Restart Plan of Indoor Entertainment Places
The notice pointed out that these places belong to closed spaces, and people will have long and close contact.
Due to the changing public health situation, it is uncertain when the plan will be launched, and the relevant departments will revisit it in due course.
Singapore announced on November 6 last year that it would launch a trial plan for nightclubs, with a total of 25 bars, karaoke and nightclubs to reopen in compliance with strict safety regulations.
However, after the epidemic stabilized, there have been sporadic community cases in Singapore in recent days.
In order to prevent the recurrence of the epidemic, Singapore has stepped up its universal vaccination program against the novel coronavirus, and is expected to complete the universal vaccination in the third quarter of this year.