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Singapore to reopen finance and wholesale on June 2

Retail stores and restaurant dining likely to resume in July

People walk at Changi Airport. Singapore looks to restart sectors accounting for about three-quarters of its economy on June 2.   © Reuters

SINGAPORE -- Businesses including finance, wholesale trade and semiconductor manufacturing will be allowed to restart on-site operations June 2, Singapore's government said Tuesday, after two months of sweeping workplace closures.

But retailers will have to remain closed until the next phase of easing, which likely will begin as early as July, as the government takes a cautious approach to avoid a resurgence of the novel coronavirus.

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