Singapore courts to hear only essential matters during 'circuit breaker' period

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Singapore courts to adjourn non-essential hearings

In the light of the month-long "circuit breaker" measures to slow the spread of COVID-19, the courts in Singapore will hear only essential and urgent matters until May 4.

All other matters that had been scheduled for hearing during this period will be adjourned, said a media release on Sunday (April 5) issued by the Supreme Court, the State Courts and the Family Justice Courts.

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This takes effect on Tuesday for hearings in the Supreme Court, the Family Justice Courts and for non-criminal matters in the State Courts. It starts on April 13 for criminal matters in the State Courts

Each of the three courts has put up circulars on their websites, setting out what is considered essential and urgent matters. read more

Source: Selina Lum - The Straits Times

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