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'Circuit-breaker' to pre-empt escalating infections: PM Lee

"Significantly stricter measures" to be in place for four weeks to reduce risk of outbreak and help to bring numbers down

After a re-think, the government had changed its stance on the use of face masks and would no longer discourage people from donning one even if they are well, Mr Lee said.


WITH the number of Covid-19 infections in Singapore escalating in recent weeks, it was time for the country to make a "decisive move" to prevent the situation from worsening, said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong in a "live" address to the nation on Friday.

"Looking at the...

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