Change Brought by Covid-19 in Singapore | 疫情下的改变

Covid-19 in Singapore

2019新冠疫情可以说对整个地球造成的危害非常大。就拿我们本地来说,政府在2020年4月7日开始了阻断措施,直到2020年6月1日才结束。虽然阻断措施的时段过了,但这整个防疫的过程有三个阶段。至今,新加坡还是处于第二个阶段。在这疫情的几个月里,我相信我们都学会了许多个人卫生的习惯和一些防护措施。政府也附送我们免费的口罩和洗手液来杀菌。

你们是否有收到这些用品呢?是否有学到什么新的保护自己的方法和进步个人卫生的习惯?

让我们来回顾一下在这几个月的时间,我们到底学会/经过了什么吧!

The impact that COVID-19 had brought to the world is a major one. For example on the 7th April 2020, our government announced the start of Circuit Breaker (an initiative to stop the futher spread of the virus). The Circuit Breaker lasted for about 1.5 months (ended on 1st June 2020), and it was just the first phase. There are a total of 3 phases the Singapore government had initiated and currently (as at 9th October 2020), we’re only at the second phase. Months ever since the situation of covid-19 in Singapore began to worsen, I’m sure many of you have learnt some protective measures and the importance of self-hygiene. The government also provided us with free hand sanitisers and masks. 

Did you guys receive all these products? Have you also learnt how to properly protect yourself against the virus? 

Let us find out what has happened after the start of COVID-19!

学到的东西 – Things that we have learnt

#1: DORSCON Alert Level

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我相信疫情刚开始时,大家都应该非常关注疾病爆发应对系统(DORSCON)警戒级别。大家也非常害怕新加坡会到红色警戒,因为这就代表封国的机率很大,对我们的日常生活影响也很大。

I believe many of you would have seen this diagram before during the initial start of covid-19 in Singapore. At that time, many of us were afraid that Singapore would be in the Red DORSCON level and that would mean that our daily lives are affected and Singapore may go through a lockdown! 

#2: 聚会 - Gatherings

疫情爆发之前,聚会的人数没有受到限制。但,在冠状疫情期间,新加坡政府为了减少被感染病毒的人数,不得不限制聚会的人数。现在,我们出去的时候,仅限5人群聚。我相信大家没办法和亲戚朋友一起团聚,对此规定或多或少有些不满。

Before the pandemic, there wasn’t a need to limit social gatherings. However, after the COVID-19 pandemic had started, social gatherings have been limited to 5 persons and to that, I’m sure many of us are unhappy about it as we’re not able to gather together with all our relatives or a large group of friends. Nowadays, we’ve gotten used to meeting people online and even learning via Zoom at home! Read about how Jocelyn Chinese Tuition helped students and families cope with the new norm earlier this year. 

#3: 娱乐场所和工作 Entertainment & Jobs 

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疫情期间,娱乐场所都受限,不能开门做生意。疫情稍稳定后,有些娱乐场所,如溜冰场、戏院、健身房等等能在遵守防范措施的情况下恢复营业。但,像KTV的娱乐场所至今都不能运作。在2020年7月24日,新加坡海峡时报就报道 “Teo Heng(KTV公司)有可能会关14间已有的店面。”因为疫情,它们不能开门做生意,对它们造成的伤害和损失很大。有许多人也在这段时期丢失了工作、有的工钱少了、有的生意甚至没有办法在进行,倒闭了。

During the 1st phase of Circuit Breaker, all entertainment places were not allowed to open for business. Some entertainment places like the ice-skaing rinks, cinemas, gyms and many more were allowed to open during the 2nd phase. (They will still need to have safe distancing and limit the number of people). However, karaoke entertainment places like Teo Heng and Manekineko are still not allowed to be opened for business. In a newspaper report by The Straits Times on 24th July 2020, it is said that Teo Heng may close 14 of it’s outlets in Singapore due to the situation of covid-19 in Singapore and the loss incurred so far. Many people also lost their jobs, had their pay cut and shops closing down for business due to COVID-19.

#4: 自家烘培师 - Home Bakers

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虽然在这冠状病毒的期间,有许多人都对了工作,但有些却在这个时期找到了新的工作,那就是自家烘培师!有的是卖蛋糕,有的卖其他的甜食/甜品。他们大多数的人都是利用社交媒体来宣传,其中一个例子就是Instagram。一些在Instagram上卖东西的户口名称有:@tirasaurus 和 @thecircuitbaker。

Although there may be many that’ve lost their jobs during this COVID-19 period, there are some who started to open their “home business” and started to sell food like cakes, brownies and many other different pastries. Many of them use the power of social media to promote their business so as to get more customers. Some of the Instagram accounts that sells these foods are: @tirasaurus & @thecircuitbaker

#5: 厕纸 – Toilet Paper

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看着这张图,让你想的是什么?你们是否还记得在2019冠状疫情初期,有许多的假新闻在许多的社交媒体上传?那件事也造成许多的恐慌,因此有很多人都到附近的超市购买物品,尤其是快熟面和厕纸。你们是否是其中的一人?

Looking at this picture, what does it reminds you of? Do you remember during the start of COVID-19 where quite a handful of fake news were spread in many social media platforms which resulted in insecurity and fear in people? That was the time when many people went to the different supermarkets and “panic-buy”! Many instant noodles and toilet papers especially went out of stock because of that. Were you one of them? 

2019冠状病毒的到来给我们许多人的生活中带来了不便和变化。你们是否和我一样,很想念病毒之前的生活?这个病毒的爆发,深深的让我意识到我们都应该多多珍惜身边的人和所拥有的东西。不仅如此,我们也必须多多的照顾自己的健康,个人卫生一定要做到最好。

The impact that COVID-19 have brought to us have cause many inconvenience and changes. Not sure if you have the same thinking as me, but I really miss how my life was like before the outbreak of the virus, I didn’t had to wear mask everyday and I could find my exits in shopping malls! (Many exits are blocked now for contact tracing) COVID-19 not only taught me to cherish the people around me more, it also taught me to cherish the things that I’ve took for granted more! Let’s all work together and firstly make sure our personal hygiene is taken care of and then work towards a full recovery from the impacts of COVID-19!  

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