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

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