In a Facebook post earlier this evening (19 May 2020), Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan noted that public transport ridership will increase in tandem with the reopening of workplaces and schools from 2 June 2020.
Despite the increase in capacity, adhering to safe distancing would “be difficult” when trains are crowded. To help mitigate the spread, masks will still be required to be worn while commuting. Good personal hygiene should be observed with frequent hand washing using soap or hand sanitizer which can be found at prominent locations around the stations. If possible, avoid talking while commuting.
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Public transport operators SMRT & SBS Transit have also stepped up on the frequency of cleaning on high touch surfaces such as the lift buttons and escalator handrails at stations.
Every one of us has a part to play in Singapore’s fight against Covid-19. Let us not let our guard down and together, we will get through this.