The first case of coronavirus in Singapore was confirmed on January 23 in a 66-year-old Chinese man who arrived from Wuhan on January 20. In addition, five Singaporeans were trapped on the quarantined cruise ship Diamond Princess in the port of Yokahama in Japan.
Is Singapore safe for traveling?
Till now, we can not make sure about it. Corona or Covid-19 infected cases are increasing higher and maybe more. Please update day by day and protect yourself before, when and after going anywhere, any country in the World.
The current spread of coronaviruses in Singapore is expected to affect the transportation and tourism sectors as well as associated industries and businesses. Air traffic via Changi, which is one of the most interconnected hubs in the world, is expected to decrease and hotel room cancellations are expected.
Is Singapore at high risk from coronavirus?
Singapore hosts the sixth highest number of travelers from 18 high-risk cities in mainland China, according to WorldPop data compiled by the University of Southampton, which is also reflected in the high number of cases currently confirmed in the country.
Update about Coronavirus in Singapore
Update 15/03/2020: Additional precautionary measures to prevent further importation of Covid-19 cases
Singapore will implement additional precautionary measures to further reduce the risk of importation of COVID-19 to Singapore. These include travel advisories against all non-essential travel abroad, and further restrictions on travellers coming into Singapore.
Update 10/3/2020: Singapore charges visitors for coronavirus treatment after imported Indonesian cases
Singapore has started charging visitors for coronavirus treatment, the city-state said as it reported new imported infections involving people who had travelled from Indonesia.
Indonesia, the world’s fourth-most populous country, reported its first virus case earlier this month and officially has just 19 infections compared to 160 in Singapore. Disease experts have questioned how many cases could be going undiagnosed in Indonesia.
Note: Foreigners who are short-term visit pass holders who seek treatment for Covid-19 in Singapore need to pay but testing for the virus remains free.
Update 7/3/2020: Coronavirus in Singapore
Today, 12pm, eight more case of COVID-19 infection has been discharged from hospital today (Cases 43, 47, 74, 85, 86, 93, 96 and 110). To date, a total of 90 cases have fully recovered from the infection and have been discharged from hospital.
Update 6/3/2020: Coronavirus in Singapore
All new visitors with recent travel history to the following regions within the last 14 days will not be allowed entry into Singapore, or transit through Singapore:
- Iran （With Effect From 4 March）
- Northern Italy （With Effect From 4 March）
- Republic of Korea（With Effect From 4 March）
- Daegu city or Cheongdo county, Republic of Korea（ With Effect From 26 February）
- Mainland China （With Effect From 18 February 2020）
The Multi-Ministry Taskforce has introduced a Stay-Home Notice (SHN) to be issued to returning Singapore citizens, permanent residents and long-term pass holders (including work passes and permits, Student’s Pass, Dependant’s Pass and Long-Term Visit Pass) with travel history within the last 14 days to the above regions.
The Ministry of Manpower announced that from 8 February 23:59, foreign employees who travelled to mainland China within the last 14 days before arriving in Singapore have to request for MOM’s approval 3 days before planned arrival date, those who travelled to Hubei within the last 14 days and are currently overseas, regardless of nationalities, are deferred entry/return to Singapore as far as possible until further notice from MOM.
Update 4/3/2020 Coronavirus in Singapore: increase in confirmed cases
The number of confirmed cases of coronavirus in Singapore reached 112 as of 04 March.
One of the coronavirus-infected is an assistant cook working in a preschool named Creative O Preschoolers ’Bay. Nursery school staff have been granted leave while campus disinfection is in progress.
Among those recently infected is also a 12-year-old student from the Raffles Institution and an entrepreneur working at the Shell manufacturing site in Pulau Bukom, which hosts a refinery.
Another Shell employee working at Metropolis in Buona Vista was identified as being in close contact with a person who tested positive for coronavirus on February 14. The employee was asked to work from home, but showed no symptoms at the time of identification.