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Singapore relaxed COVID-19 restrictions

Singapore has downgraded DORSCON from orange to yellow for the first time in more than two years. As the number of COVID-19 cases has declined and stabilized in Singapore, it is time to downgrade to yellow, task force co-chairman Gan Kim Yong said at a news conference Friday (April 22).

  • From April 26, Singapore will remove the limit on the number of people in a group
  • Safe distance requirements will be lifted: markings in stores, public places
  • All employees can also return to offices and be there without a mask if they are not in direct contact with co-workers
  • TraceTogether and SafeEntry QR codes will only apply to events with 500+ attendees, nightclubs and restaurants
  • PCR tests for fully vaccinated tourists have been eliminated.

"With a yellow DORSCON level, everyone must continue to take precautions and be socially responsible. This means that if you are unwell, you must stay home. We must also observe personal hygiene and adhere to medical advice," Mr. Gan said.

He also stressed in his speech that the COVID-19 pandemic is "definitely not over" and that a new strain will emerge sooner or later. Then Singapore might have to tighten restrictions again or reinstate TraceTogether and SafeEntry.