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

26 Oct 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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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 at 25 Oct 2020, 1200h)

IMPORTED
1,208 (+3)
 

Case Summary in Singapore (as at 25 Oct 2020, 1200h)

Active Cases# 
84

Discharged
57,858

In Community Facilities*
33

Hospitalised (Stable)
51

Hospitalised (Critical)
0

Deaths^
28

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 19 Oct 2020)


Total Swabs Tested

3,486,260

Total Unique Persons Swabbed

1,051,451

Total Swabs Per 1,000,000 Total Population

~611,600

Average Daily Number Of Swabs Tested Over The Past Week

28,000

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

~184,500

Sector-Related Advisories

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Click the icon above to view sector-related advisories pertaining to Phase 2 of Re-opening.

COVID-19 Situation Report

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Click the icon above to view the daily situation report.

COVID-19 Symptom Checker

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Click the icon above to access the COVID-19 symptom checker.

[NEW] SafeTravel

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Click the logo above to find out special travel arrangements with some countries/regions to facilitate travel while safeguarding public health.

 

TraceTogether

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Click the logo above to join many users in stopping the spread of COVID-19 through community-driven contact tracing.

 

Find a PHPC Near You

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Click the logo above to find a Public Health Preparedness Clinic (PHPC) near you.

 

Latest Updates

Date

Title

26 Oct 20201 New Case of Locally Transmitted COVID-19 Infection 
25 Oct 2020 2 New Cases of Locally Transmitted COVID-19 Infection 
25 Oct 2020 2 New Cases of Locally Transmitted COVID-19 Infection 
24 Oct 2020
3 New Cases of Locally Transmitted COVID-19 Infection
24 Oct 20203 New Cases of Locally Transmitted COVID-19 Infection
24 Oct 2020Singapore’s Assistance to Fiji and Palau to Fight COVID-19 - Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA)
23 Oct 2020Sentenced to Four Weeks’ Imprisonment for Attempting to Bribe a Police Officer to Avoid COVID-19 Enforcement Action - Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau (CPIB)
23 Oct 2020No New Cases of Locally Transmitted COVID-19 Infection
23 Oct 2020No New Cases of Locally Transmitted COVID-19 Infection
22 Oct 2020People’s Association’s Project We Care Network Lends Support to Businesses Affected by COVID-19 - People’s Association (PA)
22 Oct 20201 New Case of Locally Transmitted COVID-19 Infection 
22 Oct 20201 New Case of Locally Transmitted COVID-19 Infection
21 Oct 2020
No New Cases of Locally Transmitted COVID-19 Infection
21 Oct 2020New Infection Prevention and Control Programme to Strengthen Safe Living Measures in Dormitories - Ministry of Manpower (MOM)
21 Oct 2020No New Cases of Locally Transmitted COVID-19 Infection
20 Oct 2020"Resilience in Crisis, Trends Beyond COVID-19” – Transcript of “In-Conversation” with Mr Ravi Menon, Managing Director, Monetary Authority of Singapore, at the Webinar with Tim Adams, President, Institute of International Finance, IIF Annual Membership Meeting 2020 on 12 October 2020 - Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS)
20 Oct 2020Enable Further Safer Reopening by Combining the Strengths Of SafeEntry (SE) and the TraceTogether (TT) Programme via TT-only SE - Smart Nation and Digital Government Office (SNDGO)
20 Oct 20202 New Cases of Locally Transmitted COVID-19 Infection 
20 Oct 2020Roadmap to Phase Three
20 Oct 20202 New Cases of Locally Transmitted COVID-19 Infection 
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Travel Advisory (updated 1 Oct 2020)


Singaporeans and residents of Singapore may travel overseas:

a) To Australia (excluding Victoria State), Brunei Darussalam and New Zealand and Vietnam;

b) If they are students pursuing academic qualification overseas, and where distance-learning is not offered as an option by the education institution[1]; or

c) For essential travel for business, official and work purposes under Green/Fast Lane arrangements and the Periodic Commuting Arrangement.

Except for the above, Singaporeans and residents of Singapore are advised to defer all other forms of travel overseas.

Travellers are advised to check the entry requirements imposed by the countries/regions they intend to travel to. When overseas, travellers should take all necessary precautions, observe good personal hygiene, monitor local developments, and heed the advice of local authorities.

All travellers will be subject to the prevailing border measures upon entry to Singapore, including payment for their stay at dedicated SHN facilities and tests, where applicable. Travellers who have complied with the travel advisories will be eligible for Government subsidies, and MediShield Life (MSHL) and Integrated Shield Plan (IP) coverage for their COVID-19 treatment should they have onset of symptoms within 14 days of their return to Singapore and require hospital admission for suspected COVID-19 infection.

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 hereto 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 12 Oct 2020)


Given the recent increase in cases, travellers with recent travel history to Sabah, Malaysia will now be required to serve a 14-day Stay-Home Notice (SHN) at dedicated SHN facilities. We will also require travellers who have recent travel history to Indonesia or the Philippines, and who are not Singapore Citizens or Permanent Residents, to present a valid negative COVID-19 test result to enter or transfer through Singapore. As the situation in Hong Kong has improved, we will reduce the SHN period from 14 days at dedicated SHN facilities, to 7 days at their place of residence, for travellers from Hong Kong.

Please click here for more information.

Stay-Home Notice and Testing Regime

Please click here for the latest measures for inbound travellers (updated 12 Oct 2020).

Requiring Pre-Departure Tests (PDT) for Travellers from Indonesia and the Philippines (updated 12 Oct 2020)

To reduce the importation of cases from Indonesia and the Philippines, travellers who are not Singapore Citizens or Permanent Residents and who have recent travel history to Indonesia or the Philippines 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 or transfer through Singapore. This requirement will take effect for those arriving in or transferring through Singapore from19 October 2020, 2359 hours. Travellers from Indonesia and the Philippines entering Singapore will still be required to serve a 14-day SHN at dedicated SHN facilities and to take a negative COVID-19 test before the end of their SHN.

Travellers to Bear Costs of COVID-19 Tests and Stay at Dedicated SHN Facilities (updated 1 Oct 2020)

Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents who last left Singapore before 27 Mar 2020 are not required to pay for their stay at a dedicated SHN facility, but are required to pay for their COVID-19 test when entering Singapore from 1 September 2020. All other travellers have to pay for their stay at a 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).

Click here to view the weekly epidemiological updates.

For Queries, call

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.

For SHN Helpline, call


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