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Singapore Tightens Virus Rules in India Variant Cluster Fallout

  • Group gatherings cut down to five people for three weeks
  • Variants are causing larger clusters; more infectious: Wong
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WATCH: More countries are experiencing their worst Covid-19 waves alongside global hotspot, India.Source: Quicktake

Singapore is limiting social gatherings to a maximum of five people and tightening border curbs as it reacts aggressively to a flareup linked to the new variant first identified in India, a setback to one of the world’s most successful virus containment regimes.

From May 8 to May 30, group gatherings must be cut from a maximum of eight to five, while daily visitors per household will be similarly capped, the Ministry of Health said in a statement on Tuesday. At workplaces, no more than 50% of staff who are able to work from home can return to offices, down from the previous 75% limit.