Ministers sit slightly further apart for press conference because social distancing

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Nyi Nyi Thet | March 13, 2020, 12:36 PM

Singapore announced further travel restrictions, this time for travellers with recent travel history to France, Germany and Spain.

Here's the scene from today's Multi-Ministry Taskforce press conference.

Image by Fasiha Nazren

Image by Fasiha Nazren.

Here's how the ministers and the public servants usually sit at press conferences in the earlier days of the Covid-19 outbreak, January 31 to be precise.

Image taken by Zheng Zhangxin

Coincidentally, the second picture was also from a press conference that announced travel restrictions.

Here's a three-person comparison of Ministers Gan Kim Yong and Lawrence Wong, and the Director of Medical Services Kenneth Mak.

Image from Sumita Thiagarajan

This was not the only slightly spaced measure taken.

Here is a new layout of the seating arrangement for the media at the press conference today.

Press Conference Photo taken by Fasiha Nazren.

The chairs have been rearranged to be roughly a metre apart of each other.

A reporter was quoted by Lianhe Zaobao as jokingly saying that the mood felt quite like an examination.

Other distancing measures announced include advisories for dining establishments to sit customers a meter apart.

Top photo by Fasiha Nazren.


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