20 words & phrases that defined 2020: Circuit breaker

2020 has been a year of upheaval and crisis – one that was shaped by the coronavirus pandemic. It also saw significant developments, such as a general election in Singapore and the United States electing its next leader. In this 12-day series, The Straits Times spotlights 20 words or phrases that defined 2020.

The usually bustling Central Expressway devoid of traffic on May 20, 2020. ST PHOTO: GAVIN FOO
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SINGAPORE - This was the year that the term circuit breaker took on a new meaning for Singaporeans.

It happened on April 3.

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