SINGAPORE – Even though dining in groups of more than five was allowed for the first time in months, only a few did so, with patrons observing safe management measures as they did before, on the first day of Singapore’s third phase of reopening on Monday (Dec 28). People in malls like Junction 8 in Bishan, The Star Vista in Buona Vista and those along Orchard Road were seen keeping to social distancing measures and logging their visits via Singapore’s digital check-in system SafeEntry. At hawker centres in Ghim Moh and Toa Payoh, patrons were orderly as they stuck to small groups for their meals, despite being allowed to eat in bigger groups. Groups of up to eight people can now gather socially, up from a limit of five, as Singapore moved into the long-awaited third phase of its reopening on Monday – more than eight months after its circuit breaker period meant to choke the spread of Covid-19. But The Straits Times observed that while not many had gathered in groups of more than five, those in groups of six, seven or eight said that they were glad to be able to include more people in meals. Eunoia Junior… Read full this story
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