Singapore government restricts Chinese New Year celebration crowds due to COVID-19

During the upcoming Chinese New Year festivities, each household in Singapore will be allowed to receive up to eight visitors a day as part of new measures introduced by the government to control re-emergence of COVID-19 infections.

The Chinese community accounts for over 72 per cent of Singapore's 5.7 million population
The Chinese community accounts for over 72 per cent of Singapore's 5.7 million population. Photo: Connected to India

The week-long Chinese New Year (Lunar) festival will begin on February 12.

Safe management measures will be tightened, with increased enforcement checks at food-and-beverage (F&B) establishments, malls and crowded public spaces, the Ministry of Health said.

The Chinese community accounts for over 72 per cent of Singapore's 5.7 million population and the Lunar New Year, celebrated among the people of orient origin across the Asia-Pacific, is one of the biggest family-based celebrations here.

In a media release, the ministry said that a daily cap of eight visitors for each household will be imposed from January 26 onwards while individuals should try and limit their visits to two other households a day.

Singapore reported 48 imported COVID-19 cases yesterday – a high not seen since March 23 last year, taking the city's total tally to 59,308 cases so far. 

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