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

21 Jun 2021

Notices

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Multi-Ministry Taskforce (MTF) Announcement on 18 Jun 21
From 21 June 2021, higher-risk activities such as dining-in at F&B establishments and indoor mask-off sports/exercise will only be allowed to resume in group sizes of up to 2 persons, instead of up to 5 persons as previously announced. Click here for a summary on the revised 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 Bukit Merah NTUC FairPrice
MOH is encouraging individuals who had visited Bukit Merah NTUC FairPrice from 3 to 21 June 2021 to come forward for testing. From 22 to 5 July 2021, these individuals are eligible for a free swab test. Please click here for more information.

Free swab test for visitors to the shops at 78, 79, 80, 84 and 85 Redhill Lane, 86 Redhill Close, 18 Jalan Membina, and Tiong Bahru Yong Tao Hu coffeeshop
MOH is encouraging individuals who had visited any of the following locations during the stipulated dates to come forward for testing:
(i)   any of the shops at 78, 79, 80, 84 and 85 Redhill Lane, and 86 Redhill Close from 1 to 15 June 2021;
(ii)  any of the shops at 18 Jalan Membina from 9 to 15 June 2021; and
(iii) Tiong Bahru Yong Tao Hu coffeeshop from 7 to 14 June 2021.
From 18 June to 1 July 2021, these individuals are eligible for a free swab test.
Please click here for more information. 

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.

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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 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.

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.

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 (since 28 Apr 21)

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Total Number of Imported Cases in Singapore (as at 21 June 2021, 1200h)

IMPORTED
4,754 (+3)
 

Case Summary in Singapore (as at 21 June 2021, 1200h)

Active Cases# 
325

Discharged
62,070

In Community Facilities*
191

Hospitalised (Stable)
134

Hospitalised (Critical)
0

Deaths^
35

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 14 Jun 2021)

Received at least First Dose
2,700,446

Completed Full Vaccination Regimen
1,990,940

Total Doses Administered
4,691,386

Number of Swabs Tested (as of 14 Jun 2021)

Total Swabs Tested

12,809,152

Average Daily Number of Swabs Tested Over The Past Week
~63,200

Total Swabs Per 1,000,000 Total Population

~2,247,200

[New] Antigen Rapid Test (ART) Self-test Kits

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Sector-Related Advisories

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Latest Updates

Date

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21 Jun 2021 13 New Cases of Locally Transmitted COVID-19 Infection 
21 Jun 2021 Safe Management Measures for Private Tuition and Enrichment in Phase 3 (Heightened Alert) - Ministry of Education (MOE) 
21 Jun 202113 New Cases of Locally Transmitted COVID-19 Infection 
21 Jun 2021 Community Surveillance Testing at Redhill Vicinity 
20 Jun 2021 9 New Cases of Locally Transmitted COVID-19 Infection 
20 Jun 2021 9 New Cases of Locally Transmitted COVID-19 Infection 
19 Jun 2021Community Surveillance Testing at Bukit Merah View
19 Jun 202114 New Cases of Locally Transmitted COVID-19 Infection 
19 Jun 2021Revision to the Number of Persons Onboard Pleasure Craft in the Port of Singapore - Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA)
19 Jun 2021 Updated Advisory for Safe Management Measures at Food & Beverage Establishments - Enterprise Singapore (ESG)
19 Jun 2021Safe Management Measures for Condominiums in Phase 3 (Heightened Alert)[From 21 June 2021 Onwards] - Building and Construction Authority (BCA)
19 Jun 2021[Updated] FAQs for Management Corporations (MCSTs) and Managing Agents (MAs) - Building and Construction Authority (BCA)
19 Jun 2021 14 New Cases of Locally Transmitted COVID-19 Infection
18 Jun 2021Phase Three (Heightened Alert) - Precautionary Measures for Religious Activities - Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth (MCCY)
18 Jun 2021 [Updated] Calibrated Easing of Safe Management Measures for Sport and Physical Exercise & Activity From 14 June 2021
18 Jun 2021[Updated] Advisories on COVID-19 Situation for Information and Communications Sector - Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA)
18 Jun 202114 New Cases of Locally Transmitted COVID-19 Infection
18 Jun 2021

Agencies to Step Up Enforcement of Safe Management Measures at Food and Beverage Establishments and Hotspots; 61 Individuals Fined Over Weekend - Ministry of Sustainability and the Environment (MSE)

18 Jun 2021Singaporean Man to be Charged for Abetting the Breach of Stay Home Notice (SHN) Requirements by a Person on SHN and Committing Criminal Trespass - Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) 
18 Jun 202114 New Cases of Locally Transmitted COVID-19 Infection 
18 Jun 2021 Calibrated Reopening to Keep Our Community Safe
17 Jun 202120 New Cases of Locally Transmitted COVID-19 Infection 
17 Jun 2021 Singapore to Advance COVID-19 Research Collaboration with ASEAN and Strengthen Regional Capabilities to Combat Pandemics - Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) 
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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 14 Jun 2021)

The Multi-Ministry Taskforce regularly reviews Singapore’s border measures to manage the risk of importation from travellers and onward local transmission, taking into account the current situation in their source countries/ regions, and will be updating our border measures for travellers from Fiji and Israel.

    Given the worsening situation in Fiji, we will be tightening border measures for travellers from Fiji. With immediate effect, all travellers entering Singapore who have travel history in the past 21 days to Fiji will be required to serve a 21-day SHN at dedicated SHN facilities.

Given the improving situation in Israel, we will adopt a risk-based approach and travellers from Israel who have remained in Israel in the last 21 days before arrival in Singapore from 16 Jun 2021, 2359 hours, will be subject to a 21-day SHN consisting of 14-day SHN at dedicated SHN facilities and an additional 7 days at a place of residence or self-sourced accommodation.


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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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WHO COVID-19 Dashboard

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