Singapore reports a record for the third consecutive day of 2,428 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the nationwide total of confirmed cases to 96,521.
Singapore begins to implement Vaccinated Travel Lane first flight from Germany containing 100 passengers arrived at Changi Airport. The travellers are required to take PCR test and self-isolate until they have received a negative result for their on-arrival test.
Singapore begins reopening its borders with the launch of Vaccinated Travel Lanes for fully vaccinated travellers from Germany and Brunei, while quarantine-free restrictions will be eased for travellers from Hong Kong, Macau, Mainland China outside of Jiangsu Province, New Zealand and Taiwan.
Singapore begins to ease some social distancing measures and allows indoor dining to resume at food and beverage establishments and increases the maximum group size to five people for those who have been fully vaccinated or who have recovered from COVID-19. However, unvaccinated people are only allowed to dine in groups of up to two people at coffee shops and hawker centres.
The Singaporean Health Ministry announces that it will impose the strictest curbs since the circuit breaker last year, including limiting social gatherings to two people, making work from home default, and banning dining at restaurants. The new restrictions will be in effect from May 16 until June 13.