[FULL PRESS CON] Covid-19: Multi-ministry Task Force (08/05/20)
The multi-ministry task force said on Friday (May 8) that all 9,000 staff and 16,000 residents at nursing homes will be tested for Covid-19, by early June. So far, all except one staff at Ren Ci @ AMK tested negative.
From May 12, all TCM halls will be allowed to sell retail products. But the same safe distancing measures must be in place before these medical halls can start operations.
With about three more weeks to the end of the circuit breaker, National Development Minister Lawrence Wong said that the restrictions won’t be lifted completely after June 1. The easing of measures will be gradual. Even for workplaces where workers are allowed to return, more precautions will have to be taken, said Mr Wong. For instance, using the digital check-in system called SafeEntry, and enhancing technology like the TraceTogether app to speed up contact tracing.
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