Singapore’s government preferred to return to the second phase of the COVID-19 curbs to stop spreading the infection.
In the Asian country, most eateries had no queue during the peak meal periods, amid the pandemic, they saw a constant stream of customers and a queue of up to 10 people at any one time.
The health authorities decided to return to the 2nd phase of the coronavirus curbs following a spike in local community transmissions of the pathogen. Among those stricter measures, a cap of five people at social gatherings and more people required to work from home kicked in over the weekend on May 8.
Under the new rules, no more than 50 per cent of employees who are able to work from home should be in the office at any one time, down from 75 per cent. These measures will last until May 30.
Some businesses responded immediately to the tightened measures. Meanwhile, some businesses found the sudden switch disruptive. As an illustration, food and beverage businesses felt the immediate impact of less footfall, with several eateries already facing a significant dip in customers and revenue.