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8 visitors a day and no shouting while tossing yusheng: 6 things to note this CNY
SINGAPORE - The rise in the number of Covid-19 cases in the community and the formation of clusters over the last few weeks are a cause for concern, the Ministry of Health (MOH) said on Friday (Jan 22).
This could indicate that there is wider, as yet undetected, community transmission, warned MOH as it announced new restrictions to prevent a resurgence in virus transmission.
Here are six things to note, especially during the Chinese New Year period:
1. Keep to groups of eight
From Jan 26, a cap of eight distinct visitors per household per day will be imposed, MOH said.
This is to further mitigate the risk of large community clusters arising from infections that spread among household members and the subsequent transmission of the virus to all their contacts, the ministry said.
Currently, up to eight people can visit a household at any one time.
The cap on group sizes for social gatherings outside the house will remain at eight.
2. Avoid physical visits as much as possible
People are advised to connect with their families and friends virtually, instead of going on physical visits.
While this is not a hard rule, individuals should try to limit themselves to visiting only family members, and at most two other households a day as far as possible, said MOH.
It advised Singaporeans to keep their social circles small and avoid mixing with multiple groups.
3. Keep masks on when not eating or drinking