Latest on Wuhan Virus 2019-nCoV (Covid-19) in Singapore:
PM Lee Hsien Loong on the 2019-nCoV situation in Singapore on 8 February 2020 6pm:
In Singapore, there is a total of 33 confirmed cases as of 7 February 2020 and as at 5.26pm, the DORSCON level has been raised to orange, with schools to suspend external and inter-school activities.
MOE will be implementing the following measures in primary and secondary schools, Special Education (SPED) schools, Junior Colleges and Millennia Institute:
- Large group and communal activities such as assemblies, camps and mass celebrations will be suspended
- Recess times in schools will be staggered
- CCAs and after-school programmes may continue, in smaller groups.
The Early Childhood Development Agency (ECDA) will also step up precautionary measures in all preschools as follows. These measures will also apply to specific social services for vulnerable groups e.g. residential facilities, disability day activity centres.
- Large group and communal activities such as assemblies, excursions, field trips and mass celebrations will be suspended
- Health checks and temperature screening for all children, staff and visitors will continue. The frequency of temperature taking for children and staff will be increased.
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1. As of 4 February 2020 2pm, the Ministry of Health (MOH) has confirmed six additional cases of 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) infection in Singapore. Four of these cases involve human-to-human transmission in Singapore. Eighteen confirmed cases were earlier announced by MOH.
2. Three of the local transmission cases can be traced to contact with recent travellers from Mainland China. The fourth case is a close contact of one of the local transmission cases. The remaining two were from among the group of Singaporeans who were evacuated from Wuhan on 30 January.
3. Though four of these cases constitute a local transmission cluster, there is as yet no evidence of widespread sustained community transmission in Singapore.
Wearing of masks is recommended only if one is not feeling well. Good to have some masks as standby but please do not hoard or it will lead to a shortage in the market, not just locally but worldwide. Those who really need it, eg patients and healthcare workers, will suffer.
The Government has just announced a one-off measure to distribute over 5.2 million masks to 1.37 million local households amidst concern over the Wuhan coronavirus. Each household, both in public and private housing estates will be eligible for 4 masks per household. The masks are free.
Every household in Singapore to get 4 masks; collection starts on Feb 1, for more information, visit here.
You can check where to collect your mask by entering your postal code here maskgowhere.sg.
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