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PHASE 3: Too Soon, or a Long Time Coming?

Christmas and New Years’ may be around the corner, but something else has been causing a stir on social media: Phase 3 of Singapore’s reopening.

Despite recording little to no community cases in recent months, Singapore has continued to enforce restrictions on social gatherings, adopting a phased approach to returning to pre-COVID.

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong recently announced the highly-anticipated Phase 3, which drew a mixed bag of reactions from netizens – similar to what we found on social media during Phase 2.

Using social media data captured by our social listening tool, 20/Twenty, we uncovered the top reactions and sentiments of netizens towards Phase 3. Although the easing of restrictions brought about feelings of excitement and gratitude, netizens also raised concerns about the welfare of migrant workers, who continue to be under tight restrictions.

Read on to find out what else netizens had to say:

Phase 3 Infographic: Social Media Buzz & Sentiment