Asked on 21 Apr 2020
Let's all do our part and not breach or flout the Circuit Breaker rules so that we can get over COVID-19 faster together!
Personally, I had somewhat speculated that the Circuit Breaker will be extended. But what I did not expect was a 1-month extension, had just thought that it will be extended by just 2 weeks.
I can’t help but wonder if there will be 4th budget especially when businesses and companies will be affected by another month of circuit breaker measures. I hope our businesses and companies will be able to survive this ordeal and workers be able to keep jobs.
On a personal level, I’m starting to enjoy the small things from working from home such as spending a lot more time with my family, eating more home-cooked food. But I do miss meeting my extended family. Although there is online video conferencing platforms like Zoom, nothing beats real physical interactions with loved ones.
Hope everyone can cooperate and let us get over this soon and beat the virus! Singapore we can do this!
I'm feeling a little mixed on this; on one hand I am still conducting my business via remote conferencing tools, but on the other hand, this cannot replace face to face interaction.
I'd like to get back in to my office where it's a more conducive environment to work actually. Most of the time there are distractions at home that make it slightly harder to work.
However, I have been doing some cooking and must say that I have been getting better at this compared to when the circuit breaker started and I burnt my eggs because I forgot to keep an eye on them.
Its within expectations, no surprised about that. In fact, one should had the expectation normalcy can only revert earliest at least at end of year. This is not a localized/regional issue, its a global pandemic.
Writing this on 1st may coz in 3 more days the circuit breaker should have ended on 4 may!!!
sigh.... 1st june instead.
well i am crossing fingers that with the lower daily community rate, the government will relax restrictions on 4 May and other subsequent dates....
good news soon? :D
My thoughts on this extension is probably a must to have...but 1 more month....
I am a financial advisor and i travelled everywhere in Singapore...and now to stay home everyday....i not used to.. and these stay home will create laziness for many people when the circuit breaker is lifted...
F2F with clients is ok, but not all are IT savvy. Prospects wise are not willing to zoom much...so there is restriction in many ways.. Hoping everything end fast...
It's a bummer. It's already hard enough to go through the first month, and now we have to go through another month of staying home.. I almost cried when I heard the PM say its gonna be another 4 weeks to be honest. Lol. It just feels depressing that the stores outside are all closed and we aren't able to sit and hang out in cafes and restaurants like last time.
However, the plus side is I get to spend much more time with my family members than usual and it's a good time to re-think about life and my personal goals. Also great for working to get that killer body. :P The circuit breaker is bad news for the economy - for an economy-centric government I am pretty sure that they have made their calculations and came to the conclusion that an extra month of the circuit breaker is the only option for Singapore.
We just gotta make our best use of this time! At least we working adults get to relive our school holiday days!
I think many of us are feeling indifferent to the breaking news, as we get used to this new form of lifestyle - working from home, having no social interactions outdoors, utilising technology to overcome physical distance, no visits to musuems parks bars etc.
But this can not be said of businesses that have been adversely affected from the extended circuit breaker. From private transportation hires, to F&Bs, to entertainment joints, to airlines, to retail stores, and even healthcare workers that are stretched very very thinly. Our hearts go out to these sectors, hope they can ride out this wave amidst all the uncertainities.
if we wish to emerge stronger from this crisis, we have to band together as one. Fully extend our helping hand, stay committed to the cause and play our part in staying home. Come on #SGUnited!
Indifferent since I'm in the essential services industry.