Closed shops in Singapore amid the coronavirus outbreak. Photo: AFP Closed shops in Singapore amid the coronavirus outbreak. Photo: AFP
Closed shops in Singapore amid the coronavirus outbreak. Photo: AFP

Coronavirus: as Singapore bans gatherings, has long arm of the law overreached?

  • New temporary laws ban social gatherings and allow the government to intervene in private contracts
  • Legal and political experts voice concerns but say the measures suit the times. Still, some Singaporeans are not taking social distancing seriously

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Closed shops in Singapore amid the coronavirus outbreak. Photo: AFP Closed shops in Singapore amid the coronavirus outbreak. Photo: AFP
Closed shops in Singapore amid the coronavirus outbreak. Photo: AFP
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