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Most Singaporeans continue to observe safe distancing measures in public spaces on Day 1 of Circuit Breaker exit

Singapore’s exit from the Circuit Breaker began on Jun 2, and while most complied with the rules, some thought otherwise.

Nigel Chin

Published: 2 June 2020, 5:24 PM

There were more crowds on the public transport and spaces on Tuesday (Jun 2), as Singapore exited the circuit breaker after 55 days, to move into Phase 1 of reopening.

Over at Yishun and Serangoon, the morning peak hour crowd returned.


More people were spotted at Yishun MRT station at 8.15am, presumably as workers returned to their offices. Photo Credit: Chan


All donning either surgical masks or the reusable black masks handed out by the government, most also practiced safe distancing as much as they can, leaving big pockets of spaces in between as they were walking towards the MRT station.

Surprisingly, some areas such as Ang Mo Kio, Woodlands and Tampines, did not have much of a crowd when Youth.SG were there between 8.15am and 9.30am.


It wasn’t as crowded in Ang Mo Kio in the morning peak hour. Photo Credit: Chan


On public transport, most people were still observing the safe distancing measures, which was encouraging to see.

While safe distancing stickers had been removed on Monday, people still left the one-seat gap in between – and it was the same whether it was on the Circle Line, Downtown Line or the North-East Line.

Commuters on the Circle Line on Tuesday morning were actively practising safe distancing measures on their own. Photo Credit: Tan


For most parts, commuters refrained from speaking on the train too, adhering to the new measures implemented by the government.

However, there were still some who seemed to ignore the measures. Over at Choa Chu Kang, students from a nearby school were seen gathering in large groups outside the Teck Whye LRT station.

Some were seen smoking, but even after they were done, they did not put their masks back on.

At least 14 students were seen gathering in groups outside the Teck Whye LRT station. Photo Credit: Chin


Even at the traffic junction, students were seen disregarding safe distancing measures as well, preferring to walk in groups instead of the recommended 1-metre apart distance.

Students crossing the road towards their school in a bunch without adhering to safe distancing measures. Photo Credit: Chin


Here’s a reminder that while Singapore are in the midst of reopening, it is crucial to keep ourselves safe as the COVID-19 situation isn’t over yet. Only by continuing to observe the safe distancing measures can we do so.

And the sooner we do that, the sooner we can get to Phase 2 and 3, and back to our normal lives.


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