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.
The usually bustling Central Expressway devoid of traffic on May 20, 2020.ST PHOTO: GAVIN FOO

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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