Due to COVID music ban in Singapore prepares to rock softly

Published on : Friday, November 12, 2021

Controversial ban of music at the restaurants and bars in Singapore as a part of corona virus restrictions, authorities have cautioned business owners to keep the noise down. “Soft recorded Music” can be played by food and beverage establishers from Wednesday, said at a news conference on Monday by Lawrence Wong (Finance Minister).

The ban based on the rationale that loud or heavy background music encourages people to speak louder will increase corona virus, in place from 18th June. In a criticized manner the rule is been made as business is affected especially in Southeast Asian city-state’s catering industry. Highest vaccination rates in the world, battled a surge in infections charged by the highly contagious Delta variant in Singapore has changed marks a relaxation of curbs that were reincarnated in September.

According to data from Johns Hopkins University more than 82% of its 5.45 million population is vaccinated in Singapore. Around 3,000 cases per day, most are asymptomatic or mild. About 50% of Singapore’s population will receive booster shots by the end of the year, Pfizer-BioNTECH vaccine for children 5 to 11 years old recommended by Covid-19 expert committee according to the govt. Gan Kim Yong (Trade Minister) said at the news conference on Monday up to five fully vaccinated person from the same roof will be allowed in the restaurant and bars – an increase from two under eased restrictions.

Quarantine-free travel from vaccinated people are allowed from neighbor Malaysia, as well as Sweden and Finland, said by the authorities. The lifting of restrictions is “important to resuscitate a devastated food and beverage sector” said Jeremy Lim, associate professor at the Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, National University of Singapore (NUS).

The ban based on the rationale that loud or heavy background music encourages people to speak louder will increase corona virus, in place from 18th June. In a criticized manner the rule is been made as business is affected especially in Southeast Asian city-state’s catering industry. Highest vaccination rates in the world, battled a surge in infections charged by the highly contagious Delta variant in Singapore has changed marks a relaxation of curbs that were reincarnated in September.

According to data from Johns Hopkins University more than 82% of its 5.45 million population is vaccinated in Singapore. Around 3,000 cases per day, most are asymptomatic or mild. About 50% of Singapore’s population will receive booster shots by the end of the year, Pfizer-BioNTECH vaccine for children 5 to 11 years old recommended by Covid-19 expert committee according to the govt. Gan Kim Yong (Trade Minister) said at the news conference on Monday up to five fully vaccinated person from the same roof will be allowed in the restaurant and bars – an increase from two under eased restrictions.

Quarantine-free travel from vaccinated people are allowed from neighbor Malaysia, as well as Sweden and Finland, said by the authorities. The lifting of restrictions is “important to resuscitate a devastated food and beverage sector” said Jeremy Lim, associate professor at the Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, National University of Singapore (NUS).

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