Cinemas in Singapore extend closure again until this June

Cinemas in Singapore have been temporarily closed since 27 March 2020.
Cinemas in Singapore have been temporarily closed since 27 March 2020.

22 Apr – Singapore's government announced yesterday that the COVID-19 circuit breaker (CCB) period will be extended until this 1 June.

In line with the announcement, cinemas in Singapore have also extended their temporary closure up until the same date.

Golden Village, Filmgarde Cineplexes and WE Cinemas have posted on their respective Facebook pages regarding the extension. At the time of writing, Carnival Cinemas, Cathay Cineplexes, Shaw Theatres, and The Projector have yet to do the same, but undoubtedly, they will also comply with the extended CCB.

Cinemas in Singapore started the temporary shutdown since last month, 27 March. Operations were expected to resume on 30 April but it was later extended to 4 May earlier this month.

If local cases caused by the global pandemic do not decrease by next month, everyone will have to brace themselves as most likely the 1 June date might get extended further.

Neighbouring country Malaysia is also practicing its own social distancing measure, the Movement Control Order (MCO), that has been extended twice and is currently slated to end this 28 April. Cinemas in the country are also temporarily closed during the MCO.

(Photo source: Marina Bay Sands | Tourism Information & Services Hub)

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