31 ways our lives have changed due to coronavirus outbreak

On Jan 23, Singapore reported its first case of a new coronavirus. So far, 89 people here have been infected with the Covid-19 disease. From yellow, Singapore went to Dorscon orange on Feb 7, the higher alert level signalling a need for stepped-up measures to contain the spread of the virus. From daily temperature taking to fewer outings, Joyce Teo lists 31 ways life has changed in Singapore, a change for each day of the outbreak.


The simple task of washing hands is now serious business. Experts, knowing that the coronavirus is transmitted mainly via droplets and physical contact, advise hand hygiene in the fight against Covid-19.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on February 23, 2020, with the headline '31 ways our lives have changed '. Subscribe