In Singapore on Monday, September 27, new social restrictions began to operate amid rising deaths from COVID-19. An increase in the incidence is observed despite the fact that more than 80% of the population has already been vaccinated against coronavirus infection in the country. This was reported by Reuters.
It is noted that the government of the republic is tightening measures to minimize the possible burden on the entire health care system of the country.
From September 27 to October 24, only two people can be at one table in cafes and restaurants, and they must be fully vaccinated, with the exception of children under 12 years of age. In addition, no more than two people will be able to conduct permitted social activities together, including welcoming guests. The number of visitors to gyms, cinemas and concerts is also declining.
Primary school students are transferred to home schooling until October 7, while kindergartens continue to work as usual. Employees of most enterprises are also transferred to a remote work mode.
According to the Ministry of Health of the republic, over 1.9 thousand cases of COVID-19 were detected in the country over the past day, this figure has grown almost 16 times over the month. In addition, 23 people died during September from complications caused by the coronavirus, a record monthly figure to date.
Currently, 82% of the entire population of Singapore is fully vaccinated, including adolescents over 12 years old. Simultaneously, on September 14, a revaccination program began for persons over 60 years old.
On September 23, the Secretary of the President of the Russian Federation Dmitry Peskov said that there were no discussions at the federal level about the introduction of a new lockdown due to COVID-19. He added that the government headquarters is closely monitoring the situation with the cornavirus, and mainly the heads of the regions are monitoring it.
On September 22, the chairman of the Federation Council, Valentina Matvienko, said that there were currently no grounds for tightening coronavirus restrictions.
On the same day, the head of Rospotrebnadzor, Anna Popova, noted that an intensive increase in COVID-19 cases was noted in 36 regions of Russia. She stated the need to prepare all systems involved in anti-epidemic measures.