Coronavirus: Some Singaporeans leave their houses so as not to 'drive each other crazy', but subdued mood remains

Patrons dining at the Old Airport Road Food Centre on Feb 16, 2020.
Patrons dining at the Old Airport Road Food Centre on Feb 16, 2020.ST PHOTO: DESMOND WEE
Shoppers at the PLQ Mall near Paya Lebar MRT Station, on Feb 16, 2020.
Shoppers at the PLQ Mall near Paya Lebar MRT Station, on Feb 16, 2020.ST PHOTO: DESMOND WEE
People enjoying a day out at the Botanic Gardens, on Feb 16, 2020.
People enjoying a day out at the Botanic Gardens, on Feb 16, 2020.ST PHOTO: CHOO YUN TING
People walking along Orchard Road on Feb 16, 2020.
People walking along Orchard Road on Feb 16, 2020.ST PHOTO: VIVIEN ANG
Diners queueing up outside Yakiniku Like at PLQ Mall on Feb 16, 2020.
Diners queueing up outside Yakiniku Like at PLQ Mall on Feb 16, 2020.ST PHOTO: DESMOND WEE
People cycling at East Coast Park on Feb 16, 2020.
People cycling at East Coast Park on Feb 16, 2020.PHOTO: Y KOH

SINGAPORE - A measure of calm seems to have descended on the island after a surge in panic buying last week sparked by the virus alert level being raised to orange.

It is still a mixed picture but a sense of normality has crept back into daily life, with Singaporeans returning to shopping malls, cafes and nightspots.

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