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

05 Jun 2020

Notices

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.

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You Can Help with COVID-19 Contact Tracing by Retaining your Taxi Receipts for a Month!

In view of the evolving COVID-19 situation, we would like to advise commuters who take taxis to request for a receipt and retain it for a month to facilitate contact tracing if required. Contact tracing of each COVID-19 confirmed case is a crucial step in our efforts to prevent further possible spread of the virus. Should you or your driver become infected with the COVID-19 virus, these receipts would enable the contact tracing team to identify contacts expediently and keep your families, friends and our community safe. Let’s all do our part in the fight against COVID-19!

Singapore COVID-19 Symptom Checker

The Singapore COVID-19 Symptom Checker (https://sgcovidcheck.gov.sg) is an information resource website for Singapore residents that will suggest preferred care options based on their age, recent travel history, people they may have been exposed to, and the symptoms they might be having. The website does not collect personally identifiable data. 

Upon completion of the questions, the user will receive immediate suggestions on possible next steps. However, this checker does not replace instructions from healthcare providers, or guidance from local health authorities. Developed by National University Health System (NUHS), the National Centre for Infectious Diseases (NCID) and the MOH Office for Healthcare Transformation (MOHT), it is currently in English and will be available in other languages soon.

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 of 4 Jun 2020, 1200h)

IMPORTED**
580 (+0)
**Following further epidemiological investigations, 8 local cases have been reclassified as imported cases

Case Summary in Singapore (as of 4 Jun 2020, 1200h)

Active Cases# 
12,994

Discharged
23,904

In Community Facilities*
12,691

Hospitalised (Stable)
298

Hospitalised (Critical)
5

Deaths^
24

See press release for more details.
#Active cases = In Community Facilities + Hospitalised (Stable) + Hospitalised (Critical)
^Excludes deaths unrelated to COVID-19 complications
*Patients who are clinically well but still test positive for COVID-19 are isolated and cared for at community facilities. 

Number of Swabs Tested (as of 1 June 2020)


Total Swabs Tested

408,495

Total Unique Persons Swabbed

264,393

Total Swabs Per 1,000,000 Total Population

~71,700

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

~46,400

COVID-19 Situation Report

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COVID-19 Symptom Checker

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

Find a PHPC Near You

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    Latest Updates

Date

Title

05 Jun 2020Mosques Reopening Continues with Phase 1B - Islamic Religious Council of Singapore (MUIS)
05 Jun 2020

Enhancements to the TraceTogether Application - Prime Minister's Office (PMO)

05 Jun 2020Advisory on Vulnerable Groups
05 Jun 2020261 New Cases of COVID-19 Infection
04 Jun 2020322 More Cases Discharged, 517 New Cases of COVID-19 Confirmed
04 Jun 2020Tripartite Advisory on Ensuring Safe Operations of Lifts and Escalators, and Sustainability of the Industry in View of COVID-19 - Ministry of Manpower (MOM)
04 Jun 2020Parliamentary Question and Answer - Post Circuit Breaker Measures 
04 Jun 2020517 New Cases of COVID-19 Infection
03 Jun 2020407 More Cases Discharged, 569 New Cases of COVID-19 Infection Confirmed
03 Jun 2020Additional Loan and Cashflow Support for Landlords and Businesses Affected by COVID-19 - Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS)
03 Jun 2020Joint Press Statement by MInistry of Foreign Affairs and Ministry of Trade and Industry on the Singapore-China Fast Lane for Essential Travel - MInistry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) and Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI)
03 Jun 2020Transcript of Permanent Secretary Mr Gabriel Lim at Media Briefing on Reopening of International - Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI)
03 Jun 2020First Meeting of National Jobs Council - Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI)
03 Jun 2020Update to Restart of Renovation Works from 2 June - Building and Construction Authority (BCA)
03 Jun 2020
More than 5,400 Renovation Projects Approved to Start Work from 2 June - Building and Construction Authority (BCA)
03 Jun 2020569 New Cases of COVID-19 Infection 
02 Jun 2020Amendments to the COVID-19 (Temporary Measures)(Control Orders) Regulations 2020
02 Jun 2020709 More Cases Discharged, 544 New Cases of COVID-19 Infection Confirmed
02 Jun 2020544 New Cases of COVID-19 Infection
01 Jun 2020 767 More Cases Discharged, 408 New Cases of COVID-19 Infection Confirmed
01 Jun 2020Guidance for Use of Masks and Face Shields 
01 Jun 2020Stay Safe, Stay Strong and Stay United as Circuit Breaker Measures Ease -Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth (MCCY)
01 Jun 2020
Joint MND-MOM Media Release on New Dormitories with Improved Standards for Migrant Workers - Ministry of National Development (MND
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Public Health Travel Advisory (Updated 18 Mar 2020)


     In view of the heightened risk of further importation of COVID-19 to Singapore, Singaporeans are advised to defer all travel abroad with immediate effect. 

     This supercedes our earlier advisory announced on 15 March to defer all non-essential travel abroad. The expansion of the travel advisory is to reduce the risk of Singaporeans being infected with the virus when abroad, and spreading it to other Singaporeans when they return.

     As Singapore’s measures will evolve according to the global situation, Singaporeans should check the MOH website (https://www.moh.gov.sg/covid-19) for the latest measures.

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 4 Apr 2020)


Entry Approval Required For All Long-Term Pass Holders (Updated as at 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 as at 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.


Border Restrictions (updated as at 22 Mar 2020)

     From 23 March 2020, 2359h, all short-term visitors (from anywhere in the world) will not be allowed to enter or transit through Singapore. MOH will therefore suspend the processing of all ASEAN Health Clearance applications until further notice.  

    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 as at 8 Apr 2020)

    From 9 April 2020, 2359 hours, all Singapore Citizens, Permanent Residents and Long Term Pass holders entering Singapore will be required to serve a 14-day self-isolation at dedicated Stay-Home Notice (SHN) facilities. Please refer to this press release for more information.  

COVID-19 swab test at checkpoint (updated as at 13 Mar 2020)
     From 13 Mar 2020, travellers entering Singapore and exhibiting fever and/or other symptoms of respiratory illness are required to undergo a COVID-19 swab test at the checkpoint, regardless of travel history. With immediate effect, all such travellers will also be issued a 14-day SHN, which they will have to serve in full even if the result of the swab test is negative. Those who meet the clinical suspect case definition will be conveyed to the hospital for follow-up.

     Singapore Permanent Residents and long-term pass holders who refuse testing may have their immigration facilities and work pass privileges revoked or the validity shortened. All travellers, including Singapore Citizens, who do not comply with the testing or who cannot be contacted subsequently may face penalties and can be prosecuted under the Infectious Diseases Act.

     Please refer to this press release for more information. 


Global Situation

Global 6,416,828 confirmed
(129,281 new)
Africa115,639 confirmed
(4,153 new) 
Americas3,022,824 confirmed
(73,369 new)
Eastern Mediterranean 
570,026 confirmed
 (17,529 new)
Europe2,211,148 confirmed
(19,758 new)
South-East Asia309,597 confirmed
 (12,977 new)
Western Pacific186,853 confirmed
 (1,495 new)

WHO Risk Assessment

Global LevelVery High

Updated as at 4 Jun 2020
Extracted from WHO's Situation Report

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National Care Hotline

If you need emotional or psychological support, please call the National CARE Hotline, or any of the helplines listed here.

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