202 New Covid-19 Cases Reported Today (29 Jun); Single-Digit Cases In The Community

After two days in a row of 11 community cases, we finally earned a (slight) respite from the numbers today.

On 29 Jun, as of 12pm, the Ministry of Health (MOH) reports 202 new Covid-19 cases, out of which, 6 are in the community.

Four of the community cases are Singaporeans/PRs while two are work pass holders.

Foreign workers residing in dormitories make up a vast majority of the cases.

With this, the total number of Covid-19 cases in Singapore has risen to 43,661.

Two Eateries Closed For Breaching Covid-19 Regulations

In case you’re confused, Phase Two doesn’t mean the disappearance of Covid-19 rules.

In fact, they’re very much around and the authorities are very much happy to make sure you don’t breach them again (if you’re caught breaching them lah).

According to the Singapore Tourism Board (STB), since Phase Two kicked in, they have issued 19 composition fines of $300 each to individuals, and 4 composition fines between $1,000 to $2,000 to businesses that didn’t comply with COVID-19 safe-distancing measures.

For example, Furama Riverfront Hotel was fined $1,000 for failing to record visitors’ contact details upon entry, and Chennai Trading, a mini-mart, was fined $2,000 for lack of crowd management.

It’s reported that two eateries have been ordered to cease operations immediately.

The reason? Customers were allowed to consume alcohol on the premises after 10.30pm.

Lest you’re now aware, one of the new rules in Phase Two is that F&B outlets must cease alcohol sales and consumption by 10:30pm.

Of course, you’re wondering: I thought that rule was put in place since many years back after the 2013 Little India riot? That’s why you can’t even buy a can of Tiger beer from NTUC FairPrice at 10:31pm, right?

Well, you’re right. But there are places with licences to sell alcoholic drinks after 10:30pm, so this new rule applies primarily to them.

The two eateries are Chico Loco and Moonstone, both of which along Amoy Street.

Other than being told to suspend operations, they’re fined $1,000 each as well.

It’s not all bad news, however, as more places in Singapore are gearing up to open their doors again.

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13 Local Attractions To Be Reopened From 1 July 2020

This is the list of attractions approved to be reopened, opening at various dates:

  1. The Flower Dome at Gardens by the Bay (Opens 11 July 11. Friends of the Gardens members can visit from 1 July. Tickets for sale through website and app on 7 July.)
  2. Jurong Bird Park (Open to the general public on 6 July, open to members from 3 July)
  3. River Safari (Open to the general public on 6 July, open to members from 3 July)
  4. Singapore Zoo (Open to the general public on 6 July, open to members from 3 July)
  5. ArtScience Museum (Open to Sands Rewards members on 1 July, mall and some restaurants already open)
  6. Marina Bay Sands (MBS) casino (Open to Sands Rewards Club members holding Gold status or higher as well as annual levy holders from 1 July)
  7. MBS SkyPark and observation deck (Open to Sands Rewards members on 1 July, mall and some restaurants already open)
  8. Universal Studios Singapore (Reopens 1 July)
  9. SEA Aquarium (reopens 4 July)
  10. Casino at Resorts World Sentosa (Open to Genting Rewards members on 1 July)
  11. Madame Tussauds wax museum on Sentosa
  12. Trampoline park Bounce
  13. Virtual reality arcade Zero Latency

Advanced bookings are required for most of these attractions.

As for the other stuff reopening soon:

  • Night Safari to reopen later as the operator wants to reopen daytime operations first
  • Gardens by the Bay ticket attractions Cloud Forest, OCBC Skyway, Supertree Observatory and Floral Fantasy will reopen in phases later
  • MBS hotel, Sands Expo and Convention Centre, theatre and Marquee nightclub will resume later in line with government guidelines

As for why you should visit these attractions asap, you can read more here.

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