The Singapore government has asked people to come up with their own estimates of the number of hotel rooms left in the country as it considers whether to declare a state of emergency.
The hotel industry is still reeling from the collapse of the Singaporean Hotels & Resorts Corp. in December and the closure of the nation’s second-largest hotel chain.
The government’s National Disaster Management Authority has already approved the emergency declaration, but is yet to announce its precise timetable for declaring the situation.
The authority also has the authority to issue interim measures to deal with the crisis.
In a statement issued Monday, the government said it will ask for people’s estimates of remaining hotel rooms by the end of the week.
The agency has said it is “aware of the uncertainty” surrounding the future of the hotel industry.
The National Disaster Mitigation Authority has said the declaration would not require new legislation.
The statement also says the government is still considering what measures would be appropriate for hotel operators to implement.
“If the situation worsens, the authorities may consider imposing additional restrictions, such as restricting the movement of people, restricting the access to hotels, etc.,” the statement said.
The country is also grappling with the aftermath of a series of deadly terror attacks that have targeted security forces, government institutions and people.
A wave of attacks, which have been blamed on the country’s Islamic extremist group, has left hundreds dead and thousands injured.
There have also been at least three terrorist attacks in Singapore over the past year.
The deadliest of those occurred in December 2016, when a gunman opened fire on a train at an airport and killed more than 70 people.
That attack was the deadliest in Singapore’s history.
In January, a gunman who was shot dead by police in a shopping mall in the city of Singapore’s central business district opened fire at a bus station, killing at least 10 people.
The gunman, identified as Ahmad Shah Rukh, was killed.
He also killed three people and wounded 10 others in a stabbing attack on a busy pedestrian crossing in January.
The latest attack comes as authorities continue to wrestle with how to deal, after a string of deadly incidents.
In March, a suspected jihadist attacked a police station in Singapore, killing three officers and injuring several others.
Authorities said the suspect was killed in a shootout with police.
A year earlier, a man who stabbed to death a man in a mall in Singapore on New Year’s Day in April 2015 was arrested and charged with the crime.
The suspect had planned to attack an anti-terrorism conference in Singapore.
The case is still pending.
The deadly attacks have led to the closure or relocation of many hotels, bars and restaurants in the nation, which is one of the world’s largest tourism hubs.
Many Singaporeans have long complained about the lack of safety at the hotels and restaurants.