By Joe Brock. Singapore closed bars, nightclubs and cinemas from Friday until the end of April in an effort to contain a sharp rise in coronavirus cases.
Although the announcement made no mention of singapore government-sanctioned brothels in Geylang, pimps and sex workers said they prostitution passed the message that they too would need to close shop. Singapore announced massive stimulus measures on Thursday to soften the economic shock from the coronavirus outbreak, including generous cash handouts for locals. But for the hundreds of low-income Asian migrant sex workers and nightclub entertainers in the wealthy city-state, there is huge uncertainty about their future.
Government departments and police did not respond to requests for comment on the closure of brothels. Singapore, known for its strict laws, does not explicitly criminalize prostitution although aspects of the industry are illegal, including soliciting, pimping and running a brothel.
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