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

09 Apr 2020

Notices

You can help with COVID-19 Contact Tracing by retaining your taxi receipts for a month!
In view of the evolving COVID-19 situation, we would like to advise commuters who take taxis to request for a receipt and retain it for a month to facilitate contact tracing if required. Contact tracing of each COVID-19 confirmed case is a crucial step in our efforts to prevent further possible spread of the virus. Should you or your driver become infected with the COVID-19 virus, these receipts would enable the contact tracing team to identify contacts expediently and keep your families, friends and our community safe. Let’s all do our part in the fight against COVID-19!

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Collection of Masks

From 5 April (Sunday) to 12 April (Sunday), residents with registered home addresses will be able to collect one (1) reusable mask at the designated CCs or RCs. For more information, visit maskgowhere.gov.sg


Singapore COVID-19 Symptom Checker

The Singapore COVID-19 Symptom Checker (https://sgcovidcheck.com) is an information resource website for Singapore residents that will suggest preferred care options based on their age, recent travel history, people they may have been exposed to, and the symptoms they might be having. The website does not collect personally identifiable data. 

Upon completion of the questions, the user will receive immediate suggestions on possible next steps. However, this checker does not replace instructions from healthcare providers, or guidance from local health authorities. Developed by National University Health System (NUHS), the National Centre for Infectious Diseases (NCID) and the MOH Office for Healthcare Transformation (MOHT), it is currently in English and will be available in other languages soon.

Clarifications on Misinformation

03 Apr 2020: Singapore General Hospital (SGH) is aware of a fake memo bearing the SGH logo circulating on social media and text messaging platforms that Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has tested positive for COVID-19.

This is untrue. Please click here for SGH's clarification.

27 Mar 2020
We are aware of scammers using automated voice calls or impersonating as MOH staff or contact tracing team, asking users to provide personal information including financial details, or collect documents from the Ministry. We wish to clarify that:

  • MOH will not ask for your financial details during contact tracing; and
  • MOH will not ask you to collect documents from us, if you do not have existing matters with us.

When in doubt, please verify the authenticity of phone calls by calling MOH hotline at 1800-333-9999. It is a good practice to always verify the authenticity of instructions before offering any personal information or making payments to anyone.


We advise members of the public to not speculate and/or spread unfounded rumours. Please visit www.moh.gov.sg for updates on the COVID-19 situation and click here for past clarifications.

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 of 8 Apr 2020, 1200h)

IMPORTED
556 (+2)

Case Summary in Singapore (as of 8 Apr 2020, 1200h)

Active Cases#
669

Discharged
406

Discharge to Isolation*
542

Hospitalised (Stable)
640

Hospitalised (Critical)
29

Deaths
6^

See press release for more details.
#Active cases = Hospitalised (Stable) + Hospitalised (Critical)
*Patients who are clinically well enough to be discharged from medical care but still test positive for COVID-19 will be isolated and care for at Concord International Hospital, Mount Elizabeth Hospital, Gleneagles Hospital and the Community Isolation Facility at D’Resort NTUC . Please see press release.
^A patient has passed away from complications due to COVID-19 on 4 Apr 2020. Please see press release.

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Latest Updates

Date

Title

08 Apr 2020
ESG and STB Conducted Over 10000 Enforcement Checks; 10 Businesses - Instructed to Cease Operations - Enterprise Singapore (ESG)

08 Apr 2020
Temporary Closure Of My First Skool At Blk 541 AMK Ave 10 - Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF)
08 Apr 2020
Update on Conditions at Three Dormitories Gazetted as Isolation Areas - Ministry of Manpower (MOM)
08 Apr 2020
MAS Launches S$125 Million Package for Financial Institutions and FinTech Firms to Strengthen Long-Term Capabilities -  Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS)
08 Apr 2020
29 More Cases Discharged; 142 New Cases of COVID-19 Infection Confirmed
08 Apr 2020Expansion of the Enhanced Stay-Home Notice Requirements to All Countries 
08 Apr 2020COVID-19 (Temporary Measures) (Control Order) Regulations 2020 Come Into Force on 8 April
07 Apr 2020
Circuit Breaker Measures for Hawker Centres and Markets - National Environment Agency (NEA)
07 Apr 2020
Extension of Deadline for Holding Annual General Meeting and Filing Annual Returns - Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA) 
07 April 2020
MAS Clarifies Loan-to-Value and Total Debt Servicing Ratio Rules for Residential Mortgages and Mortgage Equity Withdrawal Loans -  Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS)
07 April 2020
MAS Takes Regulatory and Supervisory Measures to Help FIs Focus on Supporting Customers - Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS)
07 April 2020Advisories on COVID-19 Situation - Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) 
07 Apr 2020
33 More Cases Discharged, 106 New Cases of COVID-19 Infection Confirmed
07 Apr 2020Two Singapore Citizens Charged After Breaching Stay-Home Notice
07 Apr 2020Inter-Agency Taskforce to Support Foreign Workers and Dormitory Operators During Circuit Breaker Period 
07 Apr 2020Speech by Mr Gan Kim Yong, Minister for Health, at the Second Reading of COVID-19 (Temporary Measures) Bill, 7 April 2020
07 Apr 2020Singapore Participates in the Special Video Conferences of the ASEAN Health Ministers Meeting and ASEAN Plus Three Health Ministers Meeting on COVID-19
06 Apr 2020Confirmed COVID-19 Cases at Little Gems Preschool Pte Ltd at 3 Ang Mo Kio Street - Early Childhood Development Agency (ECDA)
06 Apr 2020 24 More Cases Discharged; 66 New Cases of COVID-19 Infection Confirmed
06 Apr 2020Efforts to Ensure Well-Being of Foreign Workers at S11 Dormitory @ Punggol and Westlite Toh Guan - Ministry of Manpower (MOM)
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Public Health Travel Advisory (Updated 18 Mar 2020)


     In view of the heightened risk of further importation of COVID-19 to Singapore, Singaporeans are advised to defer all travel abroad with immediate effect. 

     This supercedes our earlier advisory announced on 15 March to defer all non-essential travel abroad. The expansion of the travel advisory is to reduce the risk of Singaporeans being infected with the virus when abroad, and spreading it to other Singaporeans when they return.

     As Singapore’s measures will evolve according to the global situation, Singaporeans should check the MOH website (https://www.moh.gov.sg/covid-19) for the latest measures.

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 have respiratory symptoms such as a cough or runny nose;
  • Cover your mouth with a tissue paper when coughing or sneezing, and dispose the soiled tissue paper in the rubbish bin immediately; and
  • Seek medical attention promptly if you are feeling unwell.

Measures which apply to Inbound Travellers (updated 4 Apr 2020)


Entry Approval Required For All Long-Term Pass Holders (Updated as at 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 as at 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[1]. They will have to do so via the SG Arrival Card (SGAC) e-Service[2]. 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.

[1] The Ministry of Health (MOH)’s press release dated 22 March 2020 announced that all short-term visitors (from anywhere in the world) will not be allowed to enter or transit through Singapore from 23 March 2020, 2359 hours. The Ministry of Manpower (MOM) will only allow the entry/return of Work Pass holders, including their dependents, for those providing essential services, such as in healthcare and transport.

 

[2] The beta version of the SGAC e-Service had been rolled out on a trial basis since August 2019 to allow short-term visitors to submit information about their visit to Singapore electronically in advance of their arrival, which replaces the requirement to fill in the paper-based disembarkation/embarkation cards. As of February 2020, ICA had cleared over 560,000 electronic SGAC records submitted by short-term visitors.


Border Restrictions (updated as at 22 Mar 2020)

     From 23 March 2020, 2359h, all short-term visitors (from anywhere in the world) will not be allowed to enter or transit through Singapore. MOH will therefore suspend the processing of all ASEAN Health Clearance applications until further notice.  

    For updates on Border Control Measures in response to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease 2019), please click here

14-day Stay-Home Notice (SHN) for all Travellers (updated as at 4 Apr 2020)

    From 20 March 2020, 2359 hours, all Singaporeans, Permanent Residents, Long Term Pass holders entering Singapore will be issued a 14-day Stay-Home Notice (SHN)[1]. They will have to provide proof of the place where they will serve the 14-day SHN, for example a hotel booking covering the entire period, or a place of residence they or their family members own. 

   From 5 April 2020, 2359 hours, all Singapore Citizens, Permanent Residents and Long Term Pass holders returning from ASEAN countries, France, India and Switzerland will be required to serve a 14-day self-isolation at dedicated Stay-Home Notice (SHN) facilities. This arrangement will continue to apply to returnees from the UK and US. This is to protect Singaporeans and further ring fence the risk of community transmission from imported cases, 

     Please refer to this press release for more information.  

[1] The SHN will not apply to travellers transiting in Singapore without leaving the transit area.


COVID-19 swab test at checkpoint (updated as at 13 Mar 2020)

     From 13 Mar 2020, travellers entering Singapore and exhibiting fever and/or other symptoms of respiratory illness are required to undergo a COVID-19 swab test at the checkpoint, regardless of travel history. With immediate effect, all such travellers will also be issued a 14-day SHN, which they will have to serve in full even if the result of the swab test is negative. Those who meet the clinical suspect case definition will be conveyed to the hospital for follow-up.

     Singapore Permanent Residents and long-term pass holders who refuse testing may have their immigration facilities and work pass privileges revoked or the validity shortened. All travellers, including Singapore Citizens, who do not comply with the testing or who cannot be contacted subsequently may face penalties and can be prosecuted under the Infectious Diseases Act.

     Please refer to this press release for more information. 


Global Situation

Global 1,353,361 confirmed
(73,639 new)
Western Pacific Region114,667 confirmed
(1,026 new)
European Region720,219 confirmed
(33,881 new)
South-East Asia Region10,707 confirmed
 (1,575 new)
Eastern Mediterranean Region
81,993 confirmed
 (3,428 new)
Regions of the Americas417,416 confirmed
 (33,174 new)
African Region7,647 confirmed
 (555 new)

WHO Risk Assessment

Global LevelVery High

Updated as at 8 Apr 2020
Extracted from WHO's Situation Report

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