We had no new rona cases today. NONE. Zip. Nada. Woohoo! Day 1 of 28, I’m counting down! 💪 The last time the city recorded no new cases was back on the 5th March. And then after that, people started rushing back to beat the mandatory 14-day quarantine that the government imposed on all overseas arrivals sometime in mid-March, and then the second wave of cases started coming in 😒 But pretty much one month later, we have managed to drop that back down to zero again. So we just need to get through one more month of this, and then we could possibly start easing up on the restrictions. 27 more days to go… fingers crossed…🤞 The two restrictions that are really impacting me are the closure of gyms and libraries. Once they’re open, then I’d be as close to my pre-rona routine as I could possibly be in this new era that we now live in.
SG’s numbers, on the other hand, are going in the complete opposite direction. Their foreign workers are making up the vast majority of their cases 😔 Of the roughly 1,500 new cases today, only 16 were local residents. It goes to show how quickly the virus spreads if social distancing measures are not – or, in this case, cannot be – put in place. Their dormitories are apparently very cramped and overcrowded, with 10-12 workers in one room. So I really hope that this will indeed be a wake-up call to the SG government that a major review of the working conditions for these workers needs to be undertaken – and that they actually take action to improve them.