Starting tomorrow (Tuesday, April 7th) Singapore is implementing what they are calling “a circuit breaker”. Our cases have been increasing at an alarming rate and even the super stealthy contact tracers can’t find the source for all the cases. At this point there is concern (probably warranted) that we have community spread. This is a little heartbreaking as Singapore has been working so hard since January to keep the virus in check. It just shows how tricky it is. In the beginning of March, our numbers were really low. Then people began fleeing the rest of the world (looking at you US and UK) to come home to Singapore. This started happening before they completely shut down travel and issuing everyone coming in stay at home notices. It was probably only a few days before they were mandated to quarantine (they’re now put in a hotel for 14 days) but it was enough.
Hopefully our month at home will put it back in check. As of last night we had 1309 cases and 6 deaths. Yesterday was the biggest day yet with 120 new cases. Everyone here who tests positive is hospitalized. They’re currently converting the Singapore expo to be a facility to house people who are positive, but mostly well. Happy to hear they will continue to hospitalize everyone.
I’m not 💯 sure what the circuit breaker will look like. We can still go out for exercise and food. We can get delivery and take away. All of our condo facilities are now closed (no pool 😢). The government is employing “safe distancing ambassadors” to make sure people are complying with the measures. We’re about to see how strict things get here. They’ve gone to distance learning for the local schools, which is Singapore’s pride and joy, so I would guess it will be pretty serious here for the next month to get things under control and the kids back to school ASAP. Not to mention the economy being decimated.
All that said, we’re still taking daily “forced mom marches”. Her are some pics from our more recent adventures.
That’s probably the last of our adventures not close to home for a while. Stay home and stay well everyone…