I wrote this piece in the early days of the virus. Back then, Singapore is still relatively unscathed. But about 1 month later, the infected cases keep shooting up and up. We’re not in code red now, but effectively so. The whole of Singapore is under a controlled lockdown, termed euphemistically as a “circuit breaker”. If I’m out in the streets, it feels like Chinese New year where all the stores are shuttered and there’s not a lot of people walking around. Except we don’t have that festive feel in the air. It’s quite bad, and I’ve never experienced anything like this in my life. I thought I’ve lived through SARS but this is probably much worse than SARS.

There are quite a few changes in my current lifestyle. First of all, all face to face work is halted for a month (I’m fully expecting it to be extended to 2