Singapore On Phase 2 Heightened Alert

Since the circuit breaker from 7 April 2020, Singapore had come a long way in keeping Covid-19 community cases at a very low level. However, with the spread of new B1617 variant, Singapore’s community cases have been surging recently, triggering widespread concerns about a second wave. In consultation with your economics tutor Singapore in your economics tuition Singapore class, discuss the implications of a second wave on Singapore economy. From 21 to 27 April 2021, there were only 11 community cases in Singapore. In comparison, in the following week from 28 April to 4 May 2021, the number of community cases increased significantly to 61.

Diverse Variants Found In Singapore

A diverse range of Covid-19 new variants have been found in Singapore, including B1351 originating from South Africa, B117 originating from the United Kingdom, P1 originating from Brazil and B1617 originating from India. Among all, the Indian variant is considered the biggest threat. If not contained, the situation could quickly escalate into another major outbreak. This is what has happened to India where the B1617 was first detected. India has reported over 40,000 new cases and 4,000 deaths per day thanks to this new variant. With guidance from your economics tutor Singapore in economics tuition Singapore, evaluate the impact of Covid-19 on the Indian economy.

Singapore On Heightened Alert

Amidst resurgence of new Covid-19 cases, Singapore has imposed a ban for non-permanent resident travellers who have been to India to enter Singapore from 23 April 2021. Furthermore, it reinstated Phase 2 measures from 8 to 31 May 2021, to minimise the risk of community transmissions. Only 50 per cent of employees were allowed to return to their workplaces, reduced from 75 per cent. Size of social gathering was reduced from 8 to 5 persons. In addition, the cap on event attendees was reduced from 250 to 100. For attractions such as the zoo, Universal Studio and the museums, total capacity was reduced to 50 per cent from 65 per cent. Indoor gyms, fitness centres and health studios were closed from 8 May 2021 while indoor sports halls, facial, massage and spas venues could stay open. You may consult your economics tutor Singapore in economics tuition Singapore about the differences between Phase 2 measures in 2021 and those in 2020.

On 14 May 2021, Singapore government announced further tightened measures under Phase 2 Heightened Alert. These include “no dining-in at F&B outlets” and the new “group of 2” rule from 16 May to 13 June 2021. Thereafter on 16 May 2021, the government further announced that all students would be placed on home-based learning and workers who could work from home were not allowed to return to their workplaces. Additionally, all tuition centres and enrichment centres were ordered to shift to online classes after a new cluster of tuition centre emerged. Economics tuition Singapore centre Economics Cafe Learning Centre has also shifted to online for all economics tuition Singapore classes conducted by its principal economics tutor Singapore Mr Edmund Quek. Mr Edmund Quek is the best economics tutor Singapore who has over two decades of experience teaching economics tuition Singapore. To find out more about the economics tutor Singapore, you may visit his website at

The government has quickly revised its vaccination strategy to administer the first dose of vaccination to a wider group in the community first. Previously, the plan was to cover the most vulnerable groups in the community such as the elders and frontline workers with full vaccination of two doses first before extending the vaccination to other groups. 1 dose of vaccination offers 80 per cent of protection while 2 doses offer 95 per cent of protection.

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