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

14 Jun 2021

Notices

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Multi-Ministry Taskforce (MTF) Announcement on 10 Jun 21
From 14 June 2021, the social gathering group size limit will increase to 5 persons, and the daily visitor cap for households will be 5 distinct visitors per day. Dining-in at F&B establishments will be allowed from 21 June 2021. Click here for a summary on Phase 3 (Heightened Alert) measures.

Experts Rebut Unproven Assertions on mRNA COVID-19 Vaccines

We have noted social media messages asserting that the mRNA COVID-19 vaccines are ineffective against Variant of Concerns (VOCs) and that inactivated virus COVID-19 vaccines would provide superior protection. Our assessment, based on a continual review of data and evidence, remains that the PSAR-authorised mRNA vaccines are safe and highly effective, and continue to show protection against the VOCs. Read more here

False Message on Alleged Changes in COVID-19 Treatment Protocols
We are aware of a message circulating that Singapore has performed an autopsy on a COVID-19 patient, and alleged changes in treatment protocols. The content was attributed to the Ministry of Health Singapore. This is NOT true.

FACTS - Singapore has not performed such an autopsy. The message states false information concerning the pathophysiology of COVID-19 infection which is not borne out by current evidence. An earlier version of this circular message, which mentioned Russia instead of Singapore, has also been exposed as untruth.

We urge the public not to spread unsubstantiated information which may cause public alarm. Please visit www.moh.gov.sg for latest updates on the COVID-19 situation.

Protocol for Individuals with Previous COVID-19 Infection
Persons who had been infected with COVID-19 and subsequently recovered can continue to shed non-infectious viral fragments for several months after the initial infection. Their polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests may give a positive result, but they are not infectious.

For more information on our protocols, please refer to our FAQs.

Free swab test for visitors to the shops at 115 and 116 Bukit Merah View
MOH is encouraging individuals who had visited any of the shops at 115 or 116 Bukit Merah View from 25 May to 12 June 2021 to come forward for testing. From 14 to 27 June 2021, these individuals are eligible for a free swab test. Please click here for more information.

Free swab test for visitors to ION Orchard Shopping Mall
MOH is encouraging individuals who had visited the retail shops or used the services/facilities at ION Orchard from 3 to 11 June 2021 to come forward for testing. From 12 to 25 June 2021, these individuals are eligible for a free swab test. Please click here for more information.

Individuals who had only walked through the mall to connect to neighbouring buildings or Orchard MRT station need not be tested.

Free swab test for visitors to Blocks 511, 681 to 685, and 698 in Hougang
MOH is encouraging individuals who had visited blocks 511, 681 to 685, and 698 in Hougang from 19 May to 3 June 2021 to come forward for testing. From 4 to 17 June 2021, individuals who have visited any of blocks between the period of interest are eligible for a free swab test. Please click here for more information.

Free swab test for visitors to Blk 455 Sengkang West Avenue
MOH is encouraging individuals who had visited the shops at Blk 455 Sengkang West Ave from 12 to 30 May 2021 to come forward for testing. From 3 to 16 June 2021, individuals who have visited any of those shops between the period of interest are eligible for a free swab test. Please click here for more information.


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Falsehood on COVID-19 Vaccination Links with Stroke and Heart Attack

MOH is aware of falsehoods circulating that the COVID-19 vaccination has clear and causal links with stroke and heart attack. In particular, there are allegations that a doctor had suffered a stroke and an 81-year-old man had passed away from heart attack as a consequence and result of receiving the COVID-19 vaccination. These allegations are false. Please click here for the facts of the case.

Vaccination Appointment
Due to the strong demand for COVID-19 vaccinations in Singapore and limited supplies, we seek your understanding that there may be limited slots available at your preferred location. However, we wish to inform you that there are appointment slots available at other locations where you may wish to consider to book your appointments. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Please Stay at Home if you have an MC or are Feeling Unwell

You should only take the vaccination when you are well. 

Please do not proceed with your COVID-19 vaccination appointment if you are:

- Unwell, or have a fever in the last 24 hours
- On Medical Certification (MC) to stay home
- Have a cough, runny nose, and/or sore throat
- Serving Stay-Home-Notice (SHN) or Quarantine Order

Please reschedule your appointments using the same booking link you had received via SMS. For assistance, please call MOH at 1800-333-9999.

Beware of Scam
We are aware of websites, emails, SMS text messages and phone calls falsely claiming to offer registration for COVID-19 vaccination. Please note that registration for the COVID-19 vaccination can only be done via vaccine.gov.sg. We advise the public to check the MOH website www.moh.gov.sg/covid-19/vaccination for information on Singapore’s COVID-19 vaccination programme. 

Please always verify the authenticity of instructions before offering any personal or financial information. You can also call the MOH hotline at 1800-333-9999 if you have any queries. Thank you.

SMS Notice of Eligibility for COVID-19 Vaccination
The COVID-19 vaccination programme is being rolled out progressively. We have started sending SMSes to invite those who are eligible to register for their vaccination, starting with healthcare workers. 

When you receive your notification, please do not forward it to others as the invitation is unique to you. Please check that the link in the SMS ends with .gov.sg before clicking on it. 

If you have any queries regarding the COVID-19 vaccination exercise, please call the MOH hotline at 1800-333-9999.

Clarification on Website
We wish to clarify that the website https://www.simplyhealthhub.com/ is a private website and not associated with Healthhub or the Ministry of Health. You can call the MOH hotline at 1800-333-9999 if you have any queries.

[New] Quick Glance

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Number of Community linked and Unlinked Cases

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Number of Active Cases in ICU or Requiring Oxygen Supplementation

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Breakdown of Local Cases by Vaccination and Severity of Cases

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Total Number of Imported Cases in Singapore (as at 14 June 2021, 1200h)

IMPORTED
4,728 (+6)
 

Case Summary in Singapore (as at 14 June 2021, 1200h)

Active Cases# 
373

Discharged
61,894

In Community Facilities*
235

Hospitalised (Stable)
136

Hospitalised (Critical)
2

Deaths^
34

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

Vaccination Data (as of 07 Jun 2021)

Received at least First Dose
2,503,814

Completed Full Vaccination Regimen
1,888,253

Total Doses Administered
4,392,067

Number of Swabs Tested (as of 07 Jun 2021)

Total Swabs Tested

12,366,898

Average Daily Number of Swabs Tested Over The Past Week
~59,900

Total Swabs Per 1,000,000 Total Population

~2,169,600

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Latest Updates

Date

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14 Jun 2021 19 New Cases of Locally Transmitted COVID-19 Infection 
14 Jun 202119 New Cases of Locally Transmitted COVID-19 Infection
14 Jun 2021Updates on Border Measures for Travellers from Fiji and Israel
13 Jun 2021 10 New Cases of Locally Transmitted COVID-19 Infection 
13 Jun 2021 10 New Cases of Locally Transmitted COVID-19 Infection 
12 Jun 20219 New Cases of Locally Transmitted COVID-19 Infection
12 Jun 202112 New Cases of Locally Transmitted COVID-19 Infection
11 Jun 2021Phase 3 (Heightened Alert): Gradual reopening of MCCY Sectors - Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth (MCCY)
11 Jun 2021 Expert Committee on COVID-19 Vaccination's Assessment on Myocarditis and Pericarditis following mRNA COVID-19 Vaccination
11 Jun 2021 3 New Cases of Locally Transmitted COVID-19 Infection 
11 Jun 2021
HSA Uncovers Illegal Surgical Mask Manufacturing and Repackaging Facility, Consumers Advised to Stop Using Masks from Vision Empire Healthcare - Health Sciences Authority (HSA)
11 Jun 2021
Four Premises and 77 Individuals Penalised for Breaching Safe Management Measures Since Start of Phase 2 (Heightened Alert); Agencies will Step Up Enforcement Checks at F&B Premises, Parks, HDB Common Areas and Other Hotspots - Ministry of Sustainability and the Environment (MSE)
11 Jun 2021
Passenger Limit for Taxis and Private Hire Cars - Land Transport Authority (LTA)
11 Jun 2021
S$15 Million Support to Help Aviation Workers Adjust to Enhanced Measures - Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS)
11 Jun 2021
Revision to the Number of Persons Onboard Pleasure Craft in the Port of Singapore - Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA)
11 Jun 2021
Revised COVID-19 Measures at Libraries and Archives from 14 June 2021 - National Library Board (NLB)
11 Jun 2021Phase Three (Heightened Alert) - Precautionary Measures for Religious Activities - Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth (MCCY)
11 Jun 20213 New Cases of Locally Transmitted COVID-19 Infection
10 Jun 2021Government Sets Aside Additional $40 Million For Continued Support For Taxi and Private Hire Car Drivers - Land Transport Authority (LTA)
10 Jun 2021 
Speech by Mr Lawrence Wong, Minister for Finance, at Multi-Ministry Taskforce Press Conference - Ministry of Finance (MOF)
10 Jun 2021 4 New Cases of Locally Transmitted COVID-19 Infection
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Travel Advisory (updated 7 June 2021)

As there have been recent sharp increases in cases reported by Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka, residents of Singapore are advised to defer all travel to these countries/ regions until further notice.

Residents of Singapore may travel overseas:
a) To Australia (excluding Victoria State), Brunei Darussalam, New Zealand and
Mainland China (excluding Guangdong province);
b) If they are pursuing academic studies or professional qualifications overseas, for courses or examinations which require physical presence in the foreign educational institution[1];
c) If they are taking on or returning to employment overseas, for employment opportunities which require physical presence overseas[2];
d) For essential travel for business, official and work purposes under Green/Fast Lane arrangements and the Periodic Commuting Arrangement;
e) For compassionate reasons (e.g. due to death of / critically ill family member);
f) To seek medical treatment which cannot be reasonably received in Singapore; or 
g) To return to country of residence to attend to, or after attending to, legal/contractual obligations.

Except for the above, 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.

All Singapore Citizens (SCs), Permanent Residents (PRs), and Long-Term Pass Holders (LTPHs) will be able to tap on regular healthcare financing arrangements 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 – SCs and PRs may access Government subsidies, and MediShield Life (MSHL) / Integrated Shield Plan (IP) coverage; LTPHs may tap on their usual financing arrangements, such as private insurance.

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] Students enrolled in local educational institutions may travel overseas to complete a compulsory course component or examination that cannot be completed locally. 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.

[2] Residents of Singapore traveling to take on or return to employment overseas may travel with their dependents who will be residing with them for the duration of their employment.

Measures which apply to Inbound Travellers (updated 27 May 2021)

The Multi-Ministry Taskforce has been closely monitoring the global COVID-19 situation. We will tighten our border measures for travellers from Guangdong province, Mainland China given the increase in the number of COVID-19 cases there.

From 5 June 2021, 2359 hours:

a.   Singapore Citizens (SCs), Permanent Residents (PRs) and Long-Term Pass holders entering Singapore with travel history to Guangdong province, Mainland China within the last 21 days before departure for Singapore, will be subject to an on-arrival COVID-19 PCR test, a 7-day SHN at their place of residence, and a COVID-19 PCR test before the end of the SHN period.

b.   Short-term travellers holding an Air Travel Pass (ATP) with travel history to Guangdong province, Mainland China within the last 21 days before departure for Singapore, will not be allowed to enter Singapore.

c.   All other travellers departing from Mainland China who have been in Mainland China (excluding Guangdong province) in the last 21 days prior to travel will continue to be subject to a COVID-19 test upon arrival at the airport, in lieu of their SHN.

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Prevailing Border Control Measures and Public Health Requirements

Singapore’s border and health control measures are updated in response to the evolving global COVID-19 situation. Travellers planning to enter Singapore must comply with the prevailing border control measures and public health requirements, a summary of the measures can be found here.

Stay-Home Notice and Testing Regime

Please click here for the latest measures for inbound travellers.

Travellers to Bear Costs of Stay at Dedicated SHN Facilities (updated 9 Feb 2021)

All travellers, including Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents who last left Singapore before 27 Mar 2020 will have to pay for their stay at dedicated SHN facilities. and COVID-19 test, where applicable.  


Health Advisory and Advisory for Persons Issued Stay-Home Notice (updated 26 Feb 2021)


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.

Health Advisory for Persons Issued Stay-Home Notice (updated 26 Feb 2021)
If you are issued a Stay-Home Notice, you must remain in your place of residence at all times during t
he Stay-Home Notice period. Do not leave your residence, even to purchase food and essentials. 

Individuals who breach their Stay-Home Notice may be prosecuted under the Infectious Diseases Act and/or the Infectious Diseases (COVID-19 Stay Orders) Regulations 2020.

Please click Health Advisory for Persons Issued Stay-Home Notice (SHN) to read the full advisory.

Clarifications on Misinformation


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Disease Outbreak Response System Condition (DORSCON)

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