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Daily Dose: A Brand New Week

Last week we experienced several first. Community cases fell below 10. Total cases reported fell to as low as 6. While the stats in Singapore looks good, no one is immune to the effects of Covid19. Even the President of the US has it despite the daily testing of the staff. The reasons attributed to it - lack of safe distancing and wearing of a mask.

The low numbers in Singapore are making some complacent. With reports of large group gatherings at community sports facilities, the numerous sightings of people with masks, groups larger than 5 that intermingle in restaurants. All these are clear examples that we are already letting our guards down.

The question is if this is acceptable. If so, does it mean it is time to relook our policies and welcome Phase 3?

 1) 12 New Covid18 cases

  • 4 Dorms (4 Survelliance) 
  • 2 Community (Work Passes)
  • 6 Imported

The numbers doubled from yesterday's low of 6 with 2 cases in the community who are work pass holders. Excluding the imported cases, we are still at a single digit. The next few days will either show that this is a trend or merely a blimp.

Source: MOH

2) Weekend warriors flouting safe distancing rules at some community sports facilities

It's an open secret that rules on gathering have been flouted on more than one occasion. At this point, with low infection rates, either the laws should be amended to reflect that or let the current laws take effect.

This not here, not there approach does not help. Not only it is wishy-washy, but it also confused those law-abiding citizens. 

It's time to shift the goalpost and stop scoring own goals!

"On the adjacent football field, eight-a-side games are taking place with makeshift goalposts, with players waiting on the sidelines for their turn.

Bryan (not his real name) and his teammates are playing five-a-side football on the court during a recent visit by The Straits Times, and as they celebrate their victory over their opponents with high fives, the next team prepares to mount a fresh challenge.

ST checks also revealed similar scenes in community sports facilities at Ang Mo Kio, Bukit Batok, Bukit Merah, Serangoon and Tampines. "

Source : ST

3) Barber at Rivervale Plaza and Loyang food court visited by Covid-19 cases while infectious

Take note if you have been to the following locations

Barber Point at Rivervale Plaza on Sep 30 between 4.35pm and 5.10pm

64+4 Foodcourt at 4A Loyang Lane on Oct 1 between 8.30am and 9am

Source: Today

4) Use of TraceTogether app or token to be made compulsory for people attending large events, high-risk activities

If you need a token, you can collect from the pop up booths at the following locations

These collection points were situated in shopping malls, including Chinatown Point, Causeway Point, City Square Mall and Raffles City, this weekend.

On subsequent weekends, the booths will pop up at the following locations:

Oct 10: IMM (11am to 3pm), Lot One (11am to 3pm), Bugis Junction (5pm to 9pm)

Oct 11: CompassOne (11am to 3pm), Junction 8 (11am to 3pm)

Oct 16: Marina Square (11am to 3pm)

Oct 17: JCube (11am to 3pm), Seletar Mall (11am to 3pm), Westgate (5pm to 9pm)

Oct 18: Northpoint City (5pm to 9pm)

Oct 24: Wheelock (11am to 3pm), SingPost Centre (11am to 3pm)

Oct 25; Clementi Mall (11am to 3pm)

Oct 31: VivoCity (11am to 3pm)

Nov 7: Paya Lebar Quarter Mall (5pm to 9pm)

Nov 8: Tampines Mall (5pm to 9pm)

There will be about 100 locations in total, and members of the public can refer to the TokenGoWhere website for the latest locations of the booths.

Source: Today

5)Safety measures in place at Sentosa's beaches, ahead of online booking requirement for visitors

 Sentosa's beaches were teeming with people on Sunday (Oct 4), about two weeks before guests will be required to book their visits during peak periods.

Groups of friends and families were spotted at Palawan, Siloso and Tanjong beaches, where some sun-tanned, played volleyball or held picnics. Others took to the water, swimming or kayaking close to the shore.

Some use the excuse as too lazy to book to head to the beaches...

Source: ST

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