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

03 Aug 2021

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List of Markets and Food Centres Linked to Jurong Fishery Port Cluster
MOH has uncovered clusters in wet markets and hawker food centres, likely seeded by fishmongers and stallholders who visited the Jurong Fishery Port to collect their stock and sell at these markets and food centres. Please click here for the affected markets and food centres.

MTF is taking quick action to contain and manage these clusters, including contact tracing, quarantining of close contacts, and an aggressive testing strategy. MOH therefore advises all visitors to the markets and food centres to avoid crowds and to do your marketing during off-peak hours, or at supermarkets, and to strictly observe the safe management measures.

Ongoing Community Surveillance
MOH is encouraging individuals who had visited the below mentioned locations ("Where") during the dates indicated ("When") to come forward for testing.

Where When Testing Date More Info 
Taman Jurong Market & Food Centre 13-Jul to 27-Jul 29-Jul to 4-Aug Click here 
Samy's Curry Restaurant 19-Jul to 23-Jul 25-Jul to 7-Aug Click here
Chong Pang Market & Food Centre
Boon Lay Place Food Village
8-Jul to 22-Jul 23-Jul to 5-Aug Click here
Clementi 448 Market & Food Centre
Haig Road Market & Food Centre
7-Jul to 21-Jul 22-Jul to 4-Aug Click here
Marina Bay Sands Casino 7-Jul to 21-Jul
Chong Boon Market & Food Centre 3-Jul to 17-Jul 21-Jul to 3-Aug Click here
Hong Lim Market & Food Centre 2-Jul to 16-Jul 17-Jul to 30-Jul Click here


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Clarification on a Post of a Teenager Passing Away from a COVID-19 Vaccine Severe Adverse Event 
We are aware of speculation in Facebook, Telegram and WhatsApp chatgroups featuring an obituary that has led to conjecture that a teenager passed away from a COVID-19 vaccine-related severe adverse event.

We wish to clarify that the demise mentioned in these posts and messages was not vaccine-related. It is also unrelated to the gym incident involving a 16-year boy who had a cardiac arrest after exercising. This boy is recovering in the hospital and our best wishes are with him and his family.

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

Misinformation about COVID-19

We are aware of a message circulating that researchers from a mix of Chinese and UK universities have published a paper claiming discovery of a “Singapore variant” that may result in more asymptomatic or mild infections, which are harder to detect. The paper also claims that this variant is characterised by mutations in the transcription regulatory sequences (TRSs) motif.

The claim of a “Singapore variant” is NOT true.

FACTS – The TRS motif is involved in subgenomic RNA-RNA interactions, and single nucleotide substitutions may affect the mechanism. This is part of basic science studies into RNA biology of SARS-CoV-2 infections, with implications on virus replication at the cellular level. It is purely laboratory research and there is no demonstrated correlation with clinical and epidemiological impact.

There is also no basis for labelling it a “Singapore” variant. Our hospitals have not isolated any viral variant which was first detected in Singapore or reported to the GISAID registry, which is the registry for all detected COVID-19 viral variants. Mutation in this gene has been reported in many countries and this is not unique to a specific viral variant in Singapore.

Singapore’s NCID reported early last year that the dominant variant seen at the time belonged to the O clade which appeared to be associated with a mild clinical outcome. This clade was first detected outside of Singapore and was already present in other countries prior to its detection here. This O clade has not been isolated in Singapore since Circuit Breaker lockdown.

The Chinese-language paper speculates on the possibility of “super-attenuated” strain (that is, not dangerous) which spreads easily. There is no further basis for such speculation presented.

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.

Spoofing of MOH Holdings (MOHH) Main Line Number
We are aware of scam calls purportedly from MOHH's main line 66220980 accusing people of sending nuisance messages/sharing of COVID-19 information.  Please note that MOHH has not been making such calls, and further verification can be sought via info@mohh.com.sg.

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

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 Scams
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.

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.

Quick Glance

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7 Day Moving Average Number of Community Unlinked and Linked Cases1

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Number of Community Unlinked Cases, and Linked Cases by Already Quarantined/ Detected through Surveillance, and Dormitory Resident Cases1

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Number of Active Cases in ICU or Requiring Oxygen Supplementation

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Local Cases in the Last 28 Days by Vaccination Status and Severity of Condition

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 1 Incorporates re-classifications of earlier reported cases
2  Fully vaccinated – more than 14 days after completing vaccination regimen. Partially vaccinated – received 1 dose only of 2-dose vaccine or COVID-19 positive within 14 days of completing vaccination regimen.


Total Number of Imported Cases in Singapore (as at 02 Aug 2021, 1200h)

IMPORTED
5,035 (+5)
 

Case Summary in Singapore (as at 02 Aug 2021, 1200h)

Active Cases# 
2,142

Discharged
63,033

In Community Facilities*
1,540

Hospitalised (Stable)
595

Hospitalised (Critical)
7

Deaths^
38

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 01 Aug 2021)

Received at least First Dose
4,313,182

Completed Full Vaccination Regimen
3,448,193

Total Doses Administered
7,638,279

Number of Swabs Tested (as of 02 Aug 2021)

Total Swabs Tested

16,206,203

Average Daily Number of Swabs Tested Over The Past Week
~68,500

Total Swabs Per 1,000,000 Total Population

~2,843,200

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Latest Updates

Date

Title

03 Aug 202198 New Cases of Locally Transmitted COVID-19 Infection 
02 Aug 2021 Update on Local COVID-19 Situation (02 Aug)
02 Aug 2021 106 New Cases of Locally Transmitted COVID-19 Infection 
02 Aug 2021 No Prior Appointment Needed at Moderna Vaccination Centres 
01 Aug 2021 Update on Local COVID-19 Situation (01 Aug) 
01 Aug 2021 113 New Cases of Locally Transmitted COVID-19 Infection 
31 Jul 2021Update on Local COVID-19 Situation (31 Jul)
31 Jul 2021117 New Cases of Locally Transmitted COVID-19 Infection
31 Jul 2021Community Surveillance Testing at 556 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 10 and 510 West Coast Drive
31 Jul 2021Tighter Safe Management Measures for Nightlife Establishments that Pivoted to F&B Operations - Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI)
31 Jul 2021Updates on Border Measures for Travellers from Australia and Jiangsu Province, Mainland China 
30 Jul 2021Safe Management Measures for 7th Lunar Month Activities - Crisis Preparedness for Religious Organisations (CPRO)
30 Jul 2021Enhanced Safe Management Measures at Markets and Hawker Centres - National Environment Agency (NEA)
30 Jul 2021 Singaporean Woman to be Charged for Exposing Others to the Risk of COVID-19 Infection and Failing to Wear A Mask - Immigration & Checkpoints Authority Singapore (ICA)
30 Jul 2021Update on Local COVID-19 Situation (30 Jul) 
30 Jul 2021131 New Cases of Locally Transmitted COVID-19 Infection
29 Jul 2021Extended Coverage of MinLaw COVID-19 (Wedding) Mediation Programme - Ministry of Law (MLaw)
29 Jul 2021Update on Local COVID-19 Situation (29 Jul) 
29 Jul 2021Community Surveillance Testing at 3 Teck Whye Avenue and 357 Yung An Road 
29 Jul 2021129 New Cases of Locally Transmitted COVID-19 Infection 
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Travel Advisory (updated 14 July 2021)

 All residents of Singapore are advised to defer all travel to higher risk countries/regions, that include Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and Myanmar until further notice. They are also advised to defer non-essential travel to Indonesia.

Residents of Singapore who are fully vaccinated with vaccines authorised under the Pandemic Special Access Route (PSAR) by the Health Sciences Authority (HSA)[1] and used under Singapore’s National Vaccination Programme may travel overseas to other countries/regions not mentioned above.

Residents of Singapore who are unvaccinated or not fully vaccinated are advised to defer all forms of travel overseas except for the following reasons:

  1. Any travel to Brunei Darussalam, New Zealand and Mainland China;
  2. If they are pursuing academic studies or professional qualifications overseas, for courses or examinations which require physical presence in the foreign educational institution[2];
  3. If they are taking on or returning to employment overseas, for employment opportunities which require physical presence overseas[3];
  4. For essential travel for business, official and work purposes under Green/Fast Lane arrangements and the Periodic Commuting Arrangement;
  5. For compassionate reasons (e.g. due to death of / critically ill family member);
  6. To seek medical treatment which cannot be reasonably received in Singapore; or
  7. To return to country of residence to attend to, or after attending to, legal/contractual obligations.

All travellers are advised to check the entry requirements imposed by the countries/regions they intend to travel to. When overseas, all 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] Fully vaccinated individuals would have received both doses of Pfizer-BioNTech/Comirnaty or Moderna vaccine, with an additional two weeks after the second dose for optimal protection.

[2] 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.

[3] 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



Regular Review of Border Measures

As the global situation evolves, we will continue to adjust our border measures to manage the risk of importation and transmission to the community. Any changes to border measures will be updated on the SafeTravel website. Travellers are advised to visit the website to check for the most updated border measures before entering Singapore and be prepared to be subjected to the prevailing border measures upon entry.

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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