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40 Markets and Hawker Centres in S’pore To Implement Crowd Management Measures By 10th April

The National Environment Agency (NEA) will impose crowd management measures in approximately 40 markets and hawker centres by Friday, 10th April 2020. This control will limit the number of patrons allowed in these centres by monitoring entry and exit points. Some of the markets that have implemented the measures thus far are Tiong Bahru Market, Bukit Timah Market, Geylang Serai, North Bridge Road, Tanglin Halt, Beo Crescent, Taman Jurong and Kallang Estate.

Successful Crowd Management Trials Done At Tiong Bahru And Bukit Timah Market

The progressive introduction of crowd management control in other markets, comes after successful trials at Tiong Bahru and Bukit Timah Markets, on 4 and 5 April 2020. This test was conducted by monitoring entry and exit points of markets to control the size of the crowd.

NEA Advises Public To Adjust Their Shopping Hours To Aid Crowd Management Measures

NEA urges the public, especially the elderly, to avoid visiting the markets on weekends. However, if that is not possible, then peak periods between 7:30am to 10am should be avoided. They have also advised the public to limit their trips to once per week.

Photo: Straits Times (Website)

Marks Are Placed On Seats And Floors To Encourage Social Distancing

Minister of Environment and Water Resources, Masagos Zulkifli, said that offenders that do not adhere to social distancing regulations will be issued a warning, and a fine or prosecution in court if subsequent offences occur.

Photo: National Environment Agency (Website)

For more information on the situation, visit the official media release by National Environment Agency here!

Sources: The Straits Times, National Environment Agency

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