Watch: PM Lee announces relaxation of Singapore's COVID-19 measures in national address, ministerial task force gives details
In a national address, PM Lee Hsien Loong announced the maximum size for social gatherings in Singapore will be doubled to 10 next Tuesday. The wearing of masks outdoors will be optional, with 1m distancing between groups.
MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENTS AT A GLANCE:
- Group sizes doubled to 10 people, optional to wear masks outdoors as Singapore takes 'decisive step' in living with COVID-19
- Dining-in allowed for groups of 10 from Mar 29 as Singapore eases COVID-19 measures
- Singapore to maintain 'measured approach' to reopening, says PM Lee
- Singapore to reopen borders to all fully vaccinated travellers on Apr 1; existing VTLs will be retired
- Second COVID-19 booster recommended for those 80 and above, aged care facility residents, 'medically vulnerable' people
- COVID-19 rostered routine testing scrapped for all workers from Mar 29
SINGAPORE: PM Lee Hsien Loong on Thursday (Mar 24) announced relaxation of Singapore's COVID-19 safe management measures. Maximum size for social gatherings in Singapore will be doubled to 10 next Tuesday (Mar 29). The wearing of masks outdoors will be optional, but indoors, masks will still be mandatory, he said.
"We will maintain safe distancing requirements for now – one meter between groups where masks are off, to minimise transmission in mask-off settings," he added.
Mr Lee also announced that Singapore will “drastically” streamline testing and quarantine requirements for travellers and allow people to travel abroad more easily.
The multi-ministry task force held a news conference after to lay out the details.
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