After nearly two months, the Circuit Breaker imposed on 7 Apr 2020 has ended. For many Singaporeans, life remains largely the same during Phase One (of a three-phased approach) of reopening the country–meaning it’s not time to let our guard down yet. Here are 3 dangerous mistakes you need to avoid in the first few steps toward a “new normal.”

Shopping malls have been shuttered. Fitness studios closed. 2 June 2020 marked the official end of a nearly 8-week long Circuit Breaker, and many Singaporeans are eager to come out of isolation and take those first steps back into the world as we knew it. It’s still too early for celebrations, though. June 2 only marks the start of a three-phase gradual resumption of activities–a reminder that the coronavirus is no less contagious or deadly than when Singaporeans started self-isolating. To prevent a resurgence–and protect your own wellbeing–here are 3 dangerous mistakes you need to avoid.

Not Wearing & Removing Your Mask Correctly

Just because you’re masked up doesn’t mean that you’re fully protected against the virus. Masks can foster a false sense of security. It’s easy to fall into the trap of thinking that you’re invulnerable because you’ve got a mask on–and cutting corners on the other precautions that