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

16 Jul 2020

Notices

Beware of Scam Emails! 
We are aware of an email falsely claiming to be from the MOH Contact Tracing Team, asking recipients to update the Contact database. Please note that this email is not from MOH and we urge recipients not to respond to it or click on the links in it. 

Please always verify the authenticity of instructions before offering any personal 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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Feeling worried, anxious or down during this COVID-19 period?

The MOH Office for Healthcare Transformation (MOHT), in partnership with Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF), National Council of Social Service (NCSS) and Institute of Mental Health (IMH), has developed a trusted platform of resources and tools to help you manage your health and emotional well-being. Please click mindline.sg to visit the interactive website.

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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.

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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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 16 Jul 2020, 1200h)

IMPORTED**
627 (+4)
**Following further epidemiological investigations, 8 local cases have been reclassified as imported cases

Case Summary in Singapore (as at 16 Jul 2020, 1200h)

Active Cases# 
3,843

Discharged
43,256

In Community Facilities*
3,697

Hospitalised (Stable)
146

Hospitalised (Critical)
0

Deaths^
27

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 at 13 July 2020)


Total Swabs Tested

1,009,532

Total Unique Persons Swabbed

519,911

Total Swabs Per 1,000,000 Total Population

~177,100

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

~91,200

Sector-Related Advisories

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COVID-19 Situation Report

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Latest Updates

Date

Title

16 Jul 2020268 More Cases Discharged; 248 New Cases of COVID-19 Infection Confirmed
16 Jul 2020248 New Cases of COVID-19 Infection
15 Jul 2020251 More Cases Discharged, 249 New Cases of COVID-19 Infection Confirmed
15 Jul 2020(Updated) Health Advisory for Persons issued Stay-Home Notice (SHN) 
15 Jul 2020249 New Cases of COVID-19 Infection
14 Jul 2020(Updated) Advisory on COVID-19 for Visitors and Tourism Businesses - Singapore Tourism Board (STB)
14 Jul 2020193 More Dormitories Declared Cleared Of Covid-19 - Ministry of Manpower (MOM)
14 Jul 2020Joint Press Statement by YB Dato’ Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Malaysia and H.E. Dr. Vivian Balakrishnan, Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Singapore  - Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA)
14 Jul 2020196 More Cases Discharged; 347 New Cases of COVID-19 Infection Confirmed
14 Jul 2020347 New Cases of COVID-19 Infection
14 Jul 2020Mis-reported COVID-19 Case Due to Laboratory Error
13 Jul 2020 256 More Cases Discharged; 322 New Cases of COVID-19 Infection Confirmed 
13 Jul 2020Advisory for Phase 2 Re-opening of Food & Beverage Establishments - Enterprise Singapore (ESG)
13 Jul 2020Advisory for Phase 2 Re-opening of Retail Establishments and Lifestyle-Related Services - Enterprise Singapore (ESG)
13 Jul 202012 Foreigners Deported for Non-Compliance with Safe Distancing Measures - Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA)
13 Jul 2020322 New Cases of COVID-19 Infection
12 Jul 2020 259 More Cases Discharged; 178 New Cases of COVID-19 Infection Confirmed 
12 Jul 2020 178 New Cases of COVID-19 Infection 
11 Jul 2020246 More Cases Discharged, 170 New Cases of COVID-19 Infection Confirmed
11 Jul 2020170 New Cases of COVID-19 Confirmed
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Travel Advisory (Updated 15 Jun 2020)


     All Singaporeans and residents of Singapore are still advised to defer all travel abroad. However, essential business and official travel will be permitted under Green/ Fast Lane arrangements[1].  Please click here for more information.  

     As Singapore’s measures will evolve as the global situation changes, we encouraged everyone to check the MOH website (https://www.moh.gov.sg/covid-19) for the latest updates.

[1] As of 15 June 2020, this comprises the Singapore-China Fast Lane.

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 (click here for guidance on use of masks and face shields);
  • 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 6 Jul 2020)


Changes to Border Measures (updated 6 Jul 2020)

    As the global situation improves with countries/ regions at various stages of putting in place effective systems to control the COVID-19 infection, Singapore will implement progressive changes as we re-open to international travel. We will therefore update our border measures, taking into account our understanding of the virus, as well as the developments in these countries/ regions.

     Singapore’s measures for inbound travellers in relation to COVID-19 are summarised in here.  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 15 Jun 2020)

    Since 21 March 2020, all incoming travellers, including Singapore Citizens, Permanent Residents and Long Term Pass holders[1] have been required to serve a 14-day Stay-Home-Notice (SHN).

    All travellers entering Singapore from 17 June 2020, 2359 hours, and who had remained in Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Hong Kong, Japan, Macao, Mainland China, New Zealand, Republic of Korea, Taiwan and Vietnam in the last consecutive 14 days prior to their entry, will no longer have to serve their SHN at dedicated SHN facilities:

     a.  Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents may serve their 14-day SHN at their place of residence.

     b.  Long Term Pass holders may serve their 14-day SHN at a place of residence that they or their family members own or are sole tenants of; or in suitable accommodation such as a hotel, at their own cost.


     All other travellers entering Singapore will continue to serve their 14-day SHN at dedicated SHN facilities, for now.  Please click here for more information.

 1] Long Term Pass (LTP) holders refer to Work Pass holders, Student’s Pass holders, Long-Term Visit Pass (LTVP) holders and Dependant’s Pass holders, as well as those who have been granted In-Principle Approval (IPA) for a LTP.

Testing Regime for Incoming Travellers (updated 15 Jun 2020)

     Since 21 March 2020, all incoming travellers, including Singapore Citizens, Permanent Residents and Long Term Pass holders[1], have been required to serve a 14-day Stay-Home Notice (SHN). Besides the SHN, we will now put in place a testing regime for all incoming travellers before the end of their SHN. The testing regime will apply to all travellers entering Singapore from 17 June 2020, 2359 hours.  Please click here for more information.  

[1] Long Term Pass (LTP) holders refer to Work Pass holders, Student’s Pass holders, Long-Term Visit Pass (LTVP) holders and Dependant’s Pass holders, as well as those who have been granted In-Principle Approval (IPA) for a LTP.

Travellers to Bear Costs of COVID-19 Tests and Stay at Dedicated SHN Facilities (updated 15 Jun 2020)

     All inbound and outbound travellers who enter Singapore from 17 June 2020, 2359 hours, and leave Singapore from 17 June 2020, 2359 hours, respectively, will be required to pay for their COVID-19 tests, where applicable. In addition, incoming travellers who are not Singapore Citizens or Permanent Residents, who enter Singapore from 17 June 2020, 2359 hours, will be required to pay for their stay at dedicated SHN facilities, 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[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.

 


Global Situation

Global 13,150,645 confirmed
(185,836 new)
Africa506,124 confirmed
(13,464 new) 
Americas6,884,151 confirmed
(103,723 new)
Eastern Mediterranean 
1,317,078 confirmed
 (14,781 new)
Europe2,964,046 confirmed
(17,942 new)
South-East Asia1,231,014 confirmed
 (34,363 new)
Western Pacific247,491 confirmed
 (1,563 new)
Updated as at 15 Jul 2020
Extracted from WHO's Situation Report

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