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

04 Apr 2020


Collection of Masks
From 5 April (Sunday) to 12 April (Sunday), residents with registered home addresses will be able to collect one (1) reusable mask at the designated CCs or RCs. For more information, visit maskgowhere.gov.sg

Singapore COVID-19 Symptom Checker
The Singapore COVID-19 Symptom Checker (https://sgcovidcheck.com) 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

03 Apr 2020: Singapore General Hospital (SGH) is aware of a fake memo bearing the SGH logo circulating on social media and text messaging platforms that Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has tested positive for COVID-19.

This is untrue. Please click here for SGH's clarification.

27 Mar 2020
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. We wish to clarify that:

  • MOH will not ask for your financial details during contact tracing; and
  • MOH will not ask you to collect documents from us, if you do not have existing matters with us.

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 or making payments to anyone.

We advise members of the public to not speculate and/or spread unfounded rumours. Please visit www.moh.gov.sg for updates on the COVID-19 situation and click here for past clarifications.

Disease Outbreak Response System Condition (DORSCON)



See press release 

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 3 Apr 2020, 1200h)

540 (+9)
Singapore Residents & Long-Term Pass Holders
486 (+9)54 (0)

Case Summary in Singapore (as of 4 Apr 2020, 0900h)

Active Cases#


Discharge to Isolation*

Hospitalised (Stable)

Hospitalised (Critical)


See press release for more details.
#Active cases = Hospitalised (Stable) + Hospitalised (Critical)
*Patients who are clinically well enough to be discharged from medical care but still test positive for COVID-19 will be isolated and care for at Concord International Hospital, Mount Elizabeth Hospital, Gleneagles Hospital and the Community Isolation Facility at D’Resort NTUC . Please see press release.
^A patient has passed away from complications due to COVID-19 on 4 Apr 2020. Please see press release.

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Latest Updates



04 Apr 2020

Continuation of Essential Healthcare Services During Period of Heightened Safe Distancing Measures
04 Apr 2020

Minister Masagos leads SGTeguhBersatu Taskforce To Provide Targeted Support to Malay/Muslim Community Through COVID-19

04 Apr 2020
Food Delivery Booster Package to Support F&B Businesses with Delivery Orders - Enterprise Singapore
04 Apr 2020Passing of Patient with COVID-19 Infection, 4 April
03 Apr 2020
Ensuring Continued Social Assistance and Essential Service for Vulnerable Groups - Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF)
03 Apr 2020Port of Singapore Remains Open Amidst Additional Precautionary Measures - Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA)

03 Apr 2020

Keeping Our Children Safe Against COVID-19: Preschools to Suspend General Services - Early Childhood Development Agency (ECDA)
03 Apr 202016 More Cases Discharged, 65 New Cases of COVID-19 Infection Confirmed
03 Apr 2020

Remarks by Minister Lawrence Wong, Co-chair of the Multi-Ministry Taskforce on COVID-19, at Press Conference on COVID-19

03 Apr 2020SAF Takes More Stringent Measures to Defend Singapore Amidst Heightened COVID-19 Situation - Ministry of Defence (MINDEF)
03 Apr 2020Financial Services Remain Open and Available - Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS)
03 Apr 2020

Additional Safe Distancing Measures for the Workplace - Ministry of Manpower (MOM)

03 Apr 2020Schools and Institutes of Higher Learning to Shift to Full Home-Based Learning; Preschools and Student Care Centres to Suspend General Services - Ministry of Education (MOE), Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF)
03 Apr 2020

Suspension of Activities at Workplace Premises to Reduce COVID-19 Transmission - Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI)

03 Apr 2020Circuit Breaker to Minimise Further Spread of COVID-19
03 Apr 2020COVID-19 Symptom Checker Launched to Inform and Help the Singapore Public Navigate Care Options - National University Health System (NUHS), National Centre for Infectious Diseases (NCID), MOH Office for Healthcare Transformation (MOHT)
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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 have respiratory symptoms such as a cough or runny nose;
  • 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

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 18 Mar 2020)

    From 20 March 2020, 2359 hours, all Singaporeans, Permanent Residents, Long Term Pass holders and short term visitors entering Singapore will be issued a 14-day Stay-Home Notice (SHN)[1]. They will have to provide proof of the place where they will serve the 14-day SHN, for example a hotel booking covering the entire period, or a place of residence they or their family members own.  This is to further reduce the risk of further importation leading to community spread in Singapore.

     Please refer to this press release for more information.  

[1] The SHN will not apply to travellers transiting in Singapore without leaving the transit area.

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 972,303 confirmed
(75,853 new)
Western Pacific Region108,930 confirmed
(1,304 new)
European Region541,808 confirmed
(38,802 new)
South-East Asia Region5,881 confirmed
 (557 new)
Eastern Mediterranean Region
62,236 confirmed
 (4,068 new)
Regions of the Americas247,473 confirmed
 (30,561 new)
African Region5,263 confirmed
 (561 new)

WHO Risk Assessment

Global LevelVery High

Updated as at 3 Apr 2020
Extracted from WHO's Situation Report

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