News Highlights

Find speeches, press releases and forum replies. rss icon
Click here for E-Consultation.

09 Jan 2021

9th Jan 2021

1.      As of 9 January 2021, 12pm, the Ministry of Health (MOH) has confirmed and verified that there are no new cases of locally transmitted COVID-19 infection. There are 29 imported cases, who had already been placed on Stay-Home Notice (SHN) or isolated upon arrival in Singapore. Amongst the new cases today, 25 are asymptomatic, and were detected from our proactive screening and surveillance, while 4 were symptomatic. 

Summary of new cases



Breakdown by

Breakdown by


Number of cases

Already in quarantine/ isolation before detection

Detected from surveillance

Symptomatic

Asymptomatic

Cases in the community

0

0

0

0

0

Cases residing in dormitories

0

0

0

0

0

Imported cases

29

29

0

4

25

Total

29






2.      Overall, the number of new cases in the community has decreased from 10 cases in the week before to 8 cases in the past week. The number of unlinked cases in the community has increased from 4 cases in the week before to 5 cases in the past week. We will continue to closely monitor these numbers, as well as the cases detected through our surveillance programme.

Case Details

a)      Cases in the community: 0

There are no cases in the community today.

b)      Cases residing in dormitories: 0

There are no cases residing in dormitories today.

c)      Imported cases: 29

Amongst the 29 imported cases,

- 4 (Cases 59113, 59121, 59123 and 59125) are Singaporeans and 1 (Case 59103) is a Singapore Permanent Resident who returned from India, Indonesia, Sweden and the UK.
- 3 (Cases 59105, 59107 and 59118) are Dependant's Pass holders who arrived from the UAE, India and Maldives.
- 1 (Case 59096) is a Student's Pass holder who arrived from India.
- 5 (Cases 59099, 59100, 59101, 59106 and 59120) are Work Pass holders who arrived from India and the UAE.
- 13 are Work Permit holders who arrived from Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Malaysia and Myanmar, of whom 3 (Cases 59104, 59110 and 59111) are foreign domestic workers.
- 1 (Case 59114) is a Short-Term Visit Pass holder who arrived from India to visit her spouse who is a Singapore Permanent Resident.
- 1 (Case 59124) is a Special Pass holder who is a sea crew. He arrived from Indonesia onboard a vessel and was swabbed upon arrival. He was conveyed to the hospital when his test result came back positive for COVID-19 infection.

They had all already been placed on SHN or isolated upon arrival in Singapore and were tested while serving SHN or during isolation.

3.      Epidemiological investigations are in progress. In the meantime, all the identified close contacts of the cases have been isolated and placed on quarantine, and will be tested at the start and end of their quarantine period so that we can detect asymptomatic cases. We will also conduct serological tests for the close contacts to determine if the cases could have been infected by them.

4.      Please refer to the Annexes and MOH's daily Situation Report (www.moh.gov.sg/covid-19/situation-report) for details.

Investigations into cases at Crowne Plaza Changi Airport

5.      MOH is investigating 3 COVID-19 cases (Cases 59028, 59059 and 59084) who work at Crowne Plaza Changi Airport. From our preliminary investigations, we cannot exclude that transmissions could have occurred at the hotel. As a precautionary measure, Crowne Plaza Changi Airport has been closed for 14 days from 8 January to 21 January 2021, including its restaurant and event spaces.

6.      MOH has completed a special testing operations to test 234 staff working at Crowne Plaza Changi Airport for COVID-19. All the results have come back negative for COVID-19 infection.

Update on condition of confirmed cases

7.      31 more cases of COVID-19 infection have been discharged from hospitals or community isolation facilities. In all, 58,611 have fully recovered from the infection and have been discharged from hospitals or community care facilities.

8.      There are currently 67 confirmed cases who are still in hospital. Of these, most are stable or improving, and 1 is in critical condition in the intensive care unit. 158 are isolated and cared for at community facilities. These are those who have mild symptoms, or are clinically well but still test positive for COVID-19. 29 have passed away from complications due to COVID-19 infection.