Phase 2 (Heightened Alert) felt like Circuit Breaker

Singapore started Phase 2 (Heightened Alert) from 16 May 2021. It has been a month now. I feel that Phase 2 (HA) is similar to how I felt last year during the Circuit Breaker (7 Apr 2020 to 1 Jun 2020). The main reason is that we cannot dine-in at all hawker centres and foot outlets/restaurants. Even when shopping malls are allowed to continue operating during Phase 2 (HA), fewer people were venturing into shopping malls simply because eating at these malls is not allowed. Furthermore there were infection cases who had visited some of these shopping malls and forming active infection clusters.

Working from home is the default now. As a result people using public transports dropped significantly. I see near empty bus interchange where I lived. Taxis are now waiting for passengers. I took a taxi once since Phase 2 (HA) began and no other public transport. I walked around my neighbourhood for buying essential supplies and takeaway cooked food. The advice is to stay at home as much as possible during this period.

During this period, my family took out our takeaway containers and decided what pre-prepared food to buy for our lunches. This is reminiscence of Circuit Breaker period.

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