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

28 May 2020


Beware of Scam Calls! 
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.  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.

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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!

Singapore COVID-19 Symptom Checker

The Singapore COVID-19 Symptom Checker (https://sgcovidcheck.gov.sg) 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

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)



See press release 

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 27 May 2020, 1200h)

580 (+0)
**Following further epidemiological investigations, 8 local cases have been reclassified as imported cases

Case Summary in Singapore (as of 27 May 2020, 1200h)

Active Cases# 


In Community Facilities*

Hospitalised (Stable)

Hospitalised (Critical)


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

Number of Swabs Tested (as of 25 May 2020)

Total Swabs Tested


Total Unique Persons Swabbed


Total Swabs Per 1,000,000 Total Population


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


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


28 May 2020

Revised Discharge Criteria for COVID-19 Patients

28 May 2020373 New Cases of COVID-19 Infection
27 May 2020832 More Cases Discharged, 533 New Cases of COVID-19 Infection Confirmed
27 May 2020Suspended Renovation Works and Building Works for Landed Residential Properties (Single Dwelling Unit) to Resume from 2 June in a Safe and Controlled Manner - Building and Construction Authority (BCA) 
27 May 2020Enterprise Singapore, IMDA and HECS Launch Initiative to Help Heartland Precincts Adopt Digital Tools to Increase Customer Outreach - Enterprise Singapore (ESG), Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA), Heartland Enterprise Centre, Singapore (HECS)
27 May 2020New Resources to Provide Better Care for Migrant Workers - Ministry of Manpower (MOM)
27 May 2020533 New Cases of COVID-19 Infection
26 May 2020706 More Cases Discharged, 383 New Cases of COVID-19 Infection Confirmed
26 May 2020Support for local jobseekers through SGUnited Jobs and Skills Package - Ministry of Manpower (MOM)
26 May 2020Supplementary Budget 2020 - Fortitude Budget Ministerial Statement - Ministry of Finance (MOF)
26 May 2020Supplementary Budget 2020 - Fortitude Budget - Ministry of Finance (MOF)
26 May 2020Extending Support to our Arts Community Amid the COVID-19 Situation - Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth (MCCY)
26 May 2020383 New Cases of COVID-19 Infection
25 May 2020Advisory for a Safe and Controlled Restart of the Construction Sector from 2 June 2020 - Building and Construction Authority (BCA) 
25 May 2020 862 More Cases Discharged; 344 New Cases of COVID-19 Infection Confirmed 
25 May 2020End of Circuit Breaker: Public Service adopts phased approach to re-opening physical service centres and public facilities - Public Service Division (PSD)
25 May 2020 Gradual Resumption of Religious Activities - Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth (MCCY) 
25 May 2020
344 New Cases of COVID-19 Infection
24 May 2020 994 More Cases Discharged; 548 New Cases of COVID-19 Infection Confirmed 
24 May 2020 Advisory on Gradual Resumption of Sport and Physical Exercise/ Activity After Circuit Breaker (2 June Onwards) - Sport Singapore (SportSG) 
24 May 2020548 New Cases of COVID-19 Infection
23 May 2020About 15,300 Preschool Staff Tested Negative So Far from Proactive Testing - Early Childhood Development Agency (ECDA
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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 need to leave your house;
  • 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 8 Apr 2020)

    From 9 April 2020, 2359 hours, all Singapore Citizens, Permanent Residents and Long Term Pass holders entering Singapore will be required to serve a 14-day self-isolation at dedicated Stay-Home Notice (SHN) facilities. Please refer to this press release for more information.  

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 5,488,825 confirmed
(84,314 new)
Africa85,815 confirmed
(2,771 new) 
Americas2,495,924 confirmed
(41,472 new)
Eastern Mediterranean 
449,590 confirmed
 (10,690 new)
Europe2,061,828 confirmed
(20,124 new)
South-East Asia218,523 confirmed
 (8,250 new)
Western Pacific176,404 confirmed
 (1,007 new)

WHO Risk Assessment

Global LevelVery High

Updated as at 27 May 2020
Extracted from WHO's Situation Report

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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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