Authorities in Sydney shut the well-known website after crowds ignore warnings to attempt to cease the unfold of coronavirus

Vehicles form a long queue to enter Woodlands checkpoint in Singapore on March 17.Vehicles kind an extended queue to enter Woodlands checkpoint in Singapore on March 17. Catherine Lai/AFP/Getty Images

Two individuals have died in Singapore after contracting the novel coronavirus — the primary fatalities within the city-state associated to the worldwide pandemic because the virus first emerged there weeks in the past.

The victims have been a 75-year-old girl and a 64-year-old man, in keeping with the Singapore Ministry of Health. They each died in an area hospital.

The girl, a Singapore citizen, contracted the virus on February 23. She had persistent coronary heart illness and a historical past of hypertension.

The man, an Indonesian nationwide, additionally had a historical past of coronary heart illness. He was contaminated on March 14.

Gatherings canceled: Gatherings of 250 or extra individuals have been banned in Singapore till the tip of June to cease the virus from spreading, the Health Ministry introduced Friday.

For occasions with lower than 250 members, organizers are required to maintain individuals at the least 1 meter (3.Three toes) aside, in keeping with the report.  

Restaurants and leisure venues can stay open, however a distance of at the least 1 meter should be maintained between tables and between seats.

The authorities additionally urged employers to introduce measures to cut back shut bodily interactions between staff and facilitate telecommuting when attainable.

It additionally positioned a heavy emphasis on private duty, saying:

Social duty is a crucial think about slowing the transmission of the virus. We want all Singaporeans to play their half within the battle towards COVID-19. Singaporeans ought to subsequently uphold these protected distancing rules for their very own non-public get-togethers, even when these are being carried out in smaller teams. This means lowering the frequency of such actions, and minimizing bodily contact with each other. Those who’re unwell, even with delicate flu-like signs, ought to see a physician and keep at house to stop spreading sickness to others. We should all do our half to guard ourselves, our household and mates, and the individuals round us.  

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