S'pore ministers wear face masks & maintain safe distancing for Cabinet meeting

Social responsibility.

Syahindah Ishak | April 08, 2020, 11:33 PM

Singapore has begun enforcing the "circuit breaker" measures on Apr. 7, 2020 to tackle the current Covid-19 pandemic.

During this period, Singaporeans are instructed to stay at home.

However, those who work in essential services or key economic sectors are allowed to leave the house.

Wear masks and practise safe distancing during Cabinet meeting

On Apr. 8, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong posted a picture of the Cabinet ministers in a meeting room.

Image from Lee Hsien Loong/FB.

They were wearing face masks, and also seated a distance away from one another.

In his caption, Lee explained that despite the circuit breaker measures, the Cabinet still had to meet.

However, they were separated into two locations and connected via teleconferencing.

PM Lee reminds Singaporeans to stay at home

Lee continued to remind Singaporeans that the circuit breaker is "essential to fight the Covid-19 outbreak", noting that the daily numbers of new Covid-19 cases have been rising.

"We must bring the numbers down, and the only way is for all of us to observe the circuit breaker measures strictly," he added.

Lee also urged Singaporeans to stay at home if they do not need to go out to do essential work or buy food.

Those who need to go to the market should stagger their timing too and avoid being part of a crowd.

"This is not a month long holiday, when we can go out for jalan jalan or to meet up with friends. The health of us all depends on the actions of each of us. Please do your part."

You can read Lee's full Facebook post here:

Top image from Lee Hsien Loong/FB.