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Scenes from Day 1 of Singapore's circuit breaker period

Commuters wearing face masks while travelling aboard a Circle Line train on 7 April 2020, the first day of Singapore's month-long circuit breaker period. (PHOTO: Dhany Osman / Yahoo News Singapore)

PHOTOS: Day 1 of Singapore's month-long circuit breaker period

SINGAPORE — As Singapore entered its first day of a month-long “circuit breaker” period on Tuesday (7 April), people were still seen out and about in several areas.

Within the central business district (CBD), queues were seen at a number of hawker centres during lunch hour. With the new regulations allowing for only take-away meals, many office workers were seen eating at parks around the CBD.

Meanwhile, many malls were largely deserted with most shops closed. Under the “circuit breaker” measures, most workplaces – except those providing essentials services such as pharmacies, supermarkets and eateries – will have to stay closed till 4 May.

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