No more enforcement during Chinese New Year period amid surge in Omicron business: MSE

SINGAPORE: Government agencies will step up law enforcement in hotspots during the Chinese New Year period, the Ministry of Sustainable Development and Environment (MSE) said on Friday (January 28th).

Additional crowd management measures in popular areas such as Chinatown will also be implemented.

In anticipation of an increase in traffic to the Chinatown Complex market and hawker center, access control with temporary fencing is in place in the area.

Customers will not be allowed to enter once the number of people has reached the stipulated authorized capacity of 300 people.

“Regulating the influx of customers takes into account the localized congestion that can occur in the market,” MSE said.

“Older people, especially the unvaccinated, should refrain from visiting markets during this time and ask family members or younger friends to help buy essentials and pack meals. “

The National Environment Agency (NEA) and Jalan Besar City Council have also increased the number of security personnel deployed, reminding customers to wear masks correctly and maintain a safe distance from others. .

To manage the crowds along Temple Street, the road will be closed to vehicular traffic from 12 p.m. on January 31 until 2 a.m. on February 1.

Members of the public are strongly encouraged to plan tours of Chinatown and other popular areas in advance and to visit during off-peak hours.

“With the surge in Omicron variant infections in Singapore, we are seeking everyone’s cooperation to continue to exercise individual responsibility and strictly adhere to (safe management measures). This will help keep you and the community safe. community,” MSE said.

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