Updates on COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease 2019) Local Situation

21 Sep 2020

Notices

Beware of Scam Calls or Text Messages!
We are aware of calls or text messages falsely informing recipients that they have been in close proximity to someone who has been tested positive for COVID-19.  These messages request for personal or financial information in return for a test kit and results.  

Please note that these scam calls and text messages are not from MOH.  MOH will not seek your personal or financial information over the phone. We urge recipients not to respond to these calls or messages.  

Please always verify the authenticity of instructions before offering any personal or financial information. You can verify the authenticity of emails or phone calls by calling the MOH hotline at 1800-333-9999. Thank you.

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Beware of Scam Emails and Calls!
We are aware of emails and calls by persons falsely claiming to be from the Ministry of Health (MOH) and asking recipients to update the Contact database, or asking for their bank card/ credit card details.  Please note that the email and callers are not from MOH and MOH will not seek your personal or financial information over the phone.  We urge recipients not to respond to them or to click on the links in the email.  

Please always verify the authenticity of instructions before offering any personal or financial information. You can verify the authenticity of emails or phone calls by calling the MOH hotline at 1800-333-9999. Thank you.

Clarifications on Misinformation

18 Apr 2020: There were false statements on the Singapore States Times Facebook page on the reporting of the COVID-19 cases in Singapore. Please click here for the facts of the case.

Disease Outbreak Response System Condition (DORSCON)

DORSCON Level

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The ‘Disease Outbreak Response System Condition' (DORSCON) is a colour-coded framework that shows you the current disease situation.  Click here to find out more. 


Total Number of Imported Cases in Singapore (as at 21 Sep 2020, 1200h)

IMPORTED
1,024 (+9)
 

Case Summary in Singapore (as at 21 Sep 2020, 1200h)

Active Cases# 
338

Discharged
57,241

In Community Facilities*
302

Hospitalised (Stable)
36

Hospitalised (Critical)
0

Deaths^
27

See press release for more details.
#Active cases = In Community Facilities + Hospitalised (Stable) + Hospitalised (Critical)
*Patients who are clinically well but still test positive for COVID-19 are isolated and cared for at community facilities. 
^Excludes deaths unrelated to COVID-19 complications

Number of Swabs Tested (as of 15 Sep 2020)


Total Swabs Tested

2,498,073

Total Unique Persons Swabbed

883,943

Total Swabs Per 1,000,000 Total Population

~438,300

Total Unique Persons Swabbed Per 1,000,000 Total Population

~155,100

Sector-Related Advisories

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COVID-19 Situation Report

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COVID-19 Symptom Checker

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Find a PHPC Near You

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Latest Updates

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21 Sep 2020 60 More Cases Discharged, 31 New Cases of COVID-19 Infection Confirmed 
21 Sep 202031 New Cases of COVID-19 Infection
20 Sep 2020 39 More Cases Discharged, 18 New Cases of COVID-19 Infection Confirmed 
20 Sep 2020 18 New Cases of COVID-19 Infection (20 Sep) 
19 Sep 2020Opening Speech by Ms Grace Fu, Minister for Sustainability and the Environment, at the Launch of “Keep Clean, Singapore 2020 - Ministry of Sustainability and the Environment (MSE)
19 Sep 202071 More Cases Discharged, 15 New Cases of COVID-19 Infection Confirmed
19 Sep 202015 New Cases of COVID-19 Infection
18 Sep 2020RRT Compliance Crucial for Early Detection to Safeguard Health of Migrant Workers - Ministry of Manpower (MOM)
18 Sep 202032 More Cases Discharged, 11 New Cases of COVID-19 Infection Confirmed
18 Sep 202011 New Cases of COVID-19 Infection
17 Sep 2020More Households to Receive Muis Support Fund to Help Cope with Impact of COVID-19 - Islamic Religious Council of Singapore (MUIS)
17 Sep 2020Three Food and Beverage Premises Ordered to Close for Breaching Safe Management Measures - Ministry of Sustainability and the Environment (MSE)
17 Sep 202084 More Cases Discharged. 18 New Cases of COVID-19 Infection Confirmed 
17 Sep 202018 New Cases of COVID-19 Infection
16 Sep 2020
[Updated] Addendum - Advisory for Employers and Dormitory Operators to Submit Essential Errands Form for Migrant Workers to Carry Out Essential Errands - Ministry of Manpower (MOM)
16 Sep 2020[Updated] Advisory for Employers to Submit Essential Errands Form for Migrant Workers to Carry Out Essential Errands - Ministry of Manpower (MOM)
16 Sep 2020[Updated] Advisory for Dormitory Operators to Submit Essential Errands Form for Migrant Workers to Carry Out Essential Errands - Ministry of Manpower (MOM)
16 Sep 2020 71 More Cases Discharged, 27 New Cases of COVID-19 Infection Confirmed
16 Sep 202027 New Cases of COVID-19 Infection
15 Sep 2020Companies in Singapore Seize Digital Opportunities Amid COVID Landscape - Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA)
15 Sep 2020Stepped Up Enforcement Checks on Safe Management Measures at Food and Beverage Premises - Ministry of Sustainability and the Environment (MSE)
15 Sep 202082 More Cases Discharged, 34 New Cases of COVID-19 Infection Confirmed
15 Sep 202034 New Cases of COVID-19 Infection 
14 Sep 2020Dormitory Operators and Employers to Work Out Contractual Arrangements on Dormitory Rentals Fairly and Reasonably - Ministry of Manpower (MOM)
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Travel Advisory (with effect 01 Sep 2020)


     We have monitored the situation and assessed that there are several countries/regions where the virus situation is well under control and the risk of importation is low. We will therefore allow general travel to Brunei Darussalam and New Zealand. Travellers to Brunei Darussalam and New Zealand are advised to check the entry requirements imposed by these countries, and take the necessary precautionary measures. 

     We will also allow travel for studies for students pursuing academic qualification overseas, and where distance-learning is not offered as an option by the education institution[1].

     Singaporeans and residents of Singapore are advised to defer all other forms of travel overseas. Essential travel for business, official and work purposes will continue to be permitted under Green/Fast Lane arrangements and the Periodic Commuting Arrangement. Singaporeans and residents of Singapore are advised to defer all other forms of travel overseas.  When overseas, travellers should take all necessary precautions, observe good personal hygiene, monitor local developments, and heed the advice of local authorities.

     Please click here for more information.

     As Singapore’s measures will evolve as the global situation changes, we encourage everyone to check the MOH website (https://www.moh.gov.sg/covid-19) for the latest updates.


[1] Overseas studies should be of at least one academic year, for courses which require physical presence in the foreign educational institution, and which will lead to attainment of academic qualifications. Existing students who are completing such academic programs (i.e. balance duration of less than an academic year) are included. Students below the age of 18 may be accompanied by an adult. Mature students may travel overseas with their dependents who will be residing with them for the duration of their studies 

Health Advisory


We urge Singaporeans to remain calm and vigilant. Singaporeans can continue to play their part by being socially responsible, practising good personal hygiene habits and complying with safe distancing measures. (click here to view other MOH Health Advisories.)

     Members of the public should adopt the following precautions at all times:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are unwell or showing symptoms of illness;
  • Observe good personal hygiene;
  • Practise frequent hand washing with soap (e.g. before handling food or eating, after going to toilet, or when hands are dirtied by respiratory secretions after coughing or sneezing);
  • Wear a mask if you need to leave your house (click here for guidance on use of masks and face shields);
  • Cover your mouth with a tissue paper when coughing or sneezing, and dispose of the soiled tissue paper in the rubbish bin immediately; and
  • Seek medical attention promptly if you are feeling unwell and get swabbed if your doctor refers you. 

Measures which apply to Inbound Travellers (updated 13 Sep 2020)


Please click here for a summary of the latest measures for inbound travellers.


Stay-Home Notice and Testing Regime

Visitors from India (wef 17 Sept 2020)

Travellers who are not Singapore Citizens or Permanent Residents and who have recent travel history to India within the last 14 days prior to entry will be required to take a COVID-19 polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test within 72 hours before departure to Singapore.

Travellers will need to present a valid negative COVID-19 test result as a condition of approval to enter Singapore. This requirement will take effect for those arriving in Singapore from 17 September 2020, 0000 hours, and will apply on top of the existing requirements of a 14-day Stay-Home Notice (SHN) at dedicated SHN facilities and a negative COVID-19 test before the end of their SHN.


Visitors from Brunei Darussalam and New Zealand (wef 1 Sept 2020) 

     Travellers entering Singapore and who have remained in either Brunei Darussalam or New Zealand in the last consecutive 14 days prior to their entry[1], will not be required to serve a SHN. Instead, they will undergo a COVID-19 test upon arrival at the airport and only be allowed to go about their activities in Singapore after receiving a negative test result. 

    Prior to travelling to Singapore, visitors from Brunei Darussalam and New Zealand will need to apply for an Air Travel Pass (ATP) between 7 and 30 days before their intended date of entry into Singapore. 

    Singapore Citizens, Permanent Residents and Long-Term Pass holders[2] returning from Brunei Darussalam and New Zealand will similarly not have to serve SHN and will undergo a COVID-19 test upon arrival. 

Reduced SHN of 7 Days for Travellers from Low Risk Countries/Regions (wef 1 Sept 2020)

     Travellers from Australia (excluding Victoria State), Macao, Mainland China, Taiwan, Vietnam, and Malaysia: We will shorten the SHN duration (from the current 14 days) to 7 days, and allow travellers from the above low-risk countries/regions to serve the SHN at their place of residence[3]. The COVID-19 test will continue to be administered before the end of the 7-day SHN. 

Travellers from other countries
 
     All other incoming travellers will continue to serve their 14-day SHN at dedicated SHN facilities, and will be subject to a test before the end of the SHN. 

     Existing travel conditions, including adherence to SHN requirements[4] and applying for relevant approvals[5] before entering Singapore, continue to apply. Travel conditions under specific travel arrangements (such as Green/Fast Lane arrangements and Periodic Commuting Arrangement with Malaysia), will also continue to apply. 

     Persons serving SHN are reminded to use only the permitted modes of transport and avoid taking public transport.

     Please click here for more information.  

Requiring Pre-Departure Tests (PDT) for Travellers from India (wef 17 Sept 2020)

    We have been closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation in India. There have been reports of a resurgence of infections in India. Singapore has also observed a significant number of imported cases with recent travel history to India.

    To reduce the risk of importation of cases from India, travellers who are not Singapore Citizens or Permanent Residents and who have recent travel history to India within the last 14 days prior to entry will be required to take a COVID-19 polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test within 72 hours before departure. Travellers will need to present a valid negative COVID-19 test result as a condition of approval to enter Singapore. This requirement will take effect for those arriving in Singapore from 17 September 2020, 0000 hours, and will apply on top of the existing requirements of a 14-day Stay-Home Notice (SHN) at dedicated SHN facilities and a negative COVID-19 test before the end of their SHN.

     Singapore’s border measures will evolve as the global situation changes. We encourage everyone to check the MOH website regularly for the latest updates.

[1] For direct travel from Brunei Darussalam and New Zealand into Singapore only.
[2] LTPHs need to apply for ALE as per arrangement today 
[3] Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents may serve their 7-day SHN at their place of residence. Long-Term Pass holders may serve their 7-day SHN at a place of residence that they or their family members own or are sole tenants of; or in suitable accommodation such as a hotel.
[4] All persons serving SHN must remain in their place of SHN accommodation at all times, except when travelling for their COVID-19 test. They will also be required to either don an electronic monitoring device throughout their SHN period or download the Homer mobile app for the purpose of SHN monitoring (except for those aged 12 and below).
[5] All Long-Term Pass holders will continue to require prior approval before entering Singapore. We are also not allowing short-term visitors except those coming in under the Green/Fast Lane arrangements, with Air Travel Pass or with special prior approval.



Travellers to Bear Costs of COVID-19 Tests and Stay at Dedicated SHN Facilities (updated 15 Jun 2020)

     All inbound and outbound travellers who enter Singapore from 17 June 2020, 2359 hours, and leave Singapore from 17 June 2020, 2359 hours, respectively, will be required to pay for their COVID-19 tests, where applicable. In addition, incoming travellers who are not Singapore Citizens or Permanent Residents, who enter Singapore from 17 June 2020, 2359 hours, will be required to pay for their stay at dedicated SHN facilities, where applicable.

     Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents who last left before 27 Mar 2020 will not be required to pay for their stay at dedicated SHN facility, but will still be required to pay for their COVID-19 test when entering Singapore from 1 September 2020 (waived if they enter by 31 Aug 2020). All other travellers have to pay for their stay at dedicated SHN facility and COVID-19 test, where applicable.
 

SafeTravel Pass (updated 03 Jun 2020)

     In conjunction with Singapore’s move towards Phase One (“Safe Re-opening”) of the post-Circuit Breaker period, Singapore has explored the piloting of fast lane arrangements with a few other countries and regions, with the necessary safeguards in place to ensure public health considerations are addressed. Please refer to this press release for more information.

     Travellers from countries/regions under the Green/Fast Lane arrangements must possess a valid SafeTravel Pass in order to travel to Singapore. For more information and updates on SafeTravel Pass, please click here.


Entry Approval Required For All Long-Term Pass Holders (updated 28 Mar 2020)

    From 29 March 2020, 2359h, all foreigners holding ICA-issued long-term passes (i.e. Long-Term Visit Pass (LTVP) or Student's Pass (STP), or In-Principle Approval (IPA) letters for LTVP/STP, who plan to enter Singapore from any country must obtain permission from the relevant agency before they commence their journey.

     Please refer to this press release for more information.  For more updates on Border Control Measures, please click here.  

Health Declaration Via The SG Arrival Card E-Service (updated 23 Mar 2020) 
     From 27 March 2020, 0900h, all travellers arriving in Singapore, including residents [Singapore Citizens (SC), Permanent Residents (PR)], and Long-Term Pass (LTP) holders (Student’s Pass, Dependant’s Pass, Work Pass and Long-Term Visit Pass Holders), must submit a health declaration before proceeding with immigration clearance. They will have to do so via the SG Arrival Card (SGAC) e-Service. The health declaration will be made available before 27 March 2020 as part of the SGAC e-Service, so that travellers who are due to arrive in Singapore after 27 March, 0900 hours, can complete it in advance of their arrival.

    Please refer to this press release for more information.


WHO COVID-19 Dashboard

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Click the icon above to find out the latest global numbers of COVID-19 cases from the World Health Organization (WHO).

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Please also refer to the FAQs for more information.  Do also beware of phishing calls impersonating MOH officers.   

National Care Hotline

If you need emotional or psychological support, please call the National CARE Hotline, or any of the helplines listed here.

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