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COVID-19: Singapore reports 1 more possible Omicron case; 552 new cases, 13 deaths

MOH on Sun confirmed 552 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore – bringing the country’s total case count to 269,211 – as well as 13 deaths. The cases comprised 523 community cases, 14 dormitory resident cases and 15 imported…

COVID-19: Singapore reports 743 new cases, 2 more deaths

MOH on Sat confirmed 743 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore – bringing the country’s total case count to 268,659 – as well as two deaths due. The new cases comprised 707 community cases, 24 dormitory resident cases and…

Singapore confirms 766 new COVID cases, 9 more deaths

MOH on Fri confirmed 766 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore – bringing the country’s total case count to 267,916 – as well as nine deaths. Of the new cases, 738 are in the community, 11 are residents of…

COVID: Daily ART tests for VTL travellers to Singapore from 7 Dec

All VTL travellers entering Singapore by air have to take an ART over seven days from 6 Dec, 11.59pm in addition to the existing testing requirements, MOH said on Fri, amid concerns of more cases of the Omicron…

Singapore confirms 1,101 new COVID cases, 9 more deaths

MOH on Thurs confirmed 1,101 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore – bringing the country’s total case count to 267,150 – as well as nine deaths. Of the new cases, 1,091 are local – 1,050 are in the community…

Singapore confirms 1,324 new COVID cases, 8 more deaths

MOH on Wed confirmed 1,324 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore – bringing the country’s total case count to 266,049 – as well as eight deaths. Of the new cases, 1,311 are local – 1,266 are in the community…

Singapore reports 1,239 new COVID-19 cases and 8 deaths; ICU utilisation rate rises to 58.5%

Singapore reported 1,239 new COVID-19 cases and eight deaths linked to the coronavirus as of noon on Tues. This brings Singapore’s death toll from the coronavirus to 718. The overall ICU utilisation rate on Tues is 58.5 per…

Weekly PCR tests for border frontline workers who may come into contact with travellers from Omicron-affected areas

From Dec 2, airport and border frontline workers who may come into contact with travellers from regions affected by the Omicron COVID-19 variant will have to return to a weekly PCR RRT regime. This is because Singapore’s borders…

All air travellers to Singapore must take PCR test from 3 December

From Fri, all air travellers entering or transiting through Singapore must undergo a PCR test, as part of new measures to detect and contain the Omicron variant of the coronavirus. In addition, air travellers on VTL who arrived…

Any COVID Omicron cases not allowed to undergo home recovery: Ong Ye Kung

Cases who are confirmed or suspected to be infected with the Omicron variant of COVID-19 will not be allowed to undergo home recovery, said Health Minister Ong Ye Kung on Tues. Instead, they will be conveyed to NCID…

1,103 new COVID cases, 9 more deaths in Singapore

MOH on Mon confirmed 1,103 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore – bringing the country’s total case count to 263,486 – as well as nine deaths. Of the new cases, 1,095 are local – 1,070 are in the community…

Singapore’s daily COVID-19 cases fall below 1,000 for the first time since Sep 20

Singapore reported 747 new COVID-19 cases and 11 more deaths linked to the virus as of noon on Sun. This brings Singapore’s death toll from the coronavirus to 701. And is the first time since Sept 20 that…

Vaccinated travel lanes for UAE, Qatar and Saudi Arabia deferred as precaution against Omicron COVID-19 variant

The launch of Singapore’s VTL arrangements with Qatar, Saudi Arabia and UAE will be deferred as a “precautionary move” to reduce the risk of importation and spread of the new Omicron COVID-19 variant. VTLs for these countries, originally…

COVID-19: 1,761 new cases in Singapore, 6 deaths

MOH on Sat confirmed 1,761 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore – bringing the country’s total case count to 261,636 – as well as six deaths. The cases comprised 1,689 community cases, 63 dormitory resident cases and nine imported…

TraceTogether and SafeEntry still important

ST article “Experts question relevance of SafeEntry, TraceTogether amid endemic Covid-19” (Nov 22) touched on the usefulness of TraceTogether and SafeEntry as Singapore reopens. Indeed, with high vaccination rates, what is important is the state of Singapore’s healthcare…

2-month low of 1,090 new COVID cases in Singapore; 3 deaths

MOH on Fri confirmed 1,090 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore – bringing the country’s total case count to 259,875 – as well as three deaths. Of the new cases, 1,086 are local – 1,064 are in the community…

Pandemic preparedness can no longer be defined by static benchmarks, say experts

Countries that have been agile and able to scale up their responses to Covid-19 to a national level, as well as react quickly to the shifting circumstances of the pandemic, have likely fared well thus far. The measure…

From Dec 2, travellers from Austria, Belgium and 4 other European countries to S’pore must serve 10-day quarantine

Travellers from six European countries, including Austria and Belgium, will have to serve a 10-day stay-home notice upon arrival in Singapore from 11:59pm on Dec 1, because of their worsening Covid-19 situations, MOH said on Fri. Austria, Belgium,…

New Covid-19 variant: Travellers from 7 African countries to be barred from entering S’pore; will face tighter restrictions

Travellers who have recently travelled to seven African countries, including South Africa and Botswana, will face new restrictions in light of a new, potentially more contagious coronavirus variant circulating in those countries. MOH said on Fri that long-term…

1,275 new COVID cases, 3 more deaths in Singapore

MOH on Thurs confirmed 1,275 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore – bringing the country’s total case count to 258,785 – as well as three deaths. Of the new cases, 1,259 are local – 1,228 are in the community…

2,079 new COVID cases, 6 more deaths in Singapore

MOH on Wed confirmed 2,079 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore – bringing the country’s total case count to 257,510 – as well as six deaths. Of the new cases, 2,030 are in the community and 40 are residents…

1,782 new COVID cases, 5 more deaths in Singapore

MOH on Tues confirmed 1,782 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore – bringing the country’s total case count to 255,431 – as well as five deaths due to the disease. Of the new cases, 1,775 are local – 1,754…

Caterer On & On Diners suspended after 73 people fall ill with gastroenteritis symptoms

Catering company On & On Diners has been ordered to suspend operations from Tues after 73 people fell ill with gastroenteritis symptoms. They had consumed food prepared by the caterer between Nov 16 and 18, said MOH and…

105-year-old among 5 COVID deaths in Singapore; 1,461 new cases

MOH on Mon confirmed 1,461 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore – bringing the country’s total case count to 253,649 – as well as five death. Of the new cases, 1,455 are local – 1,415 are in the community…

Singapore health minister says return to strict COVID-19 curbs a last resort

A return to stricter Covid-19 curbs in Singapore will be a “last resort”, Health Minister Ong Ye Kung said on Mon, as the Government partially eased limits on social gatherings and dining out under its calibrated reopening approach.…

COVID-19: Singapore reports 1,670 new cases, 8 deaths

MOH on Sun confirmed 1,670 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore – bringing the country’s total case count to 252,188 – as well as eight deaths. Of the new cases, 1,577 are community cases, 80 are dormitory resident cases…

COVID-19: Singapore reports 1,931 new cases, 13 deaths

MOH on Sat confirmed 1,931 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore – bringing the country’s total case count to 250,518 – as well as 13 deaths. Of the new cases, 1,867 are community cases, 58 are dormitory resident cases…

No ‘significant’ easing of COVID curbs in December: Ong Ye Kung

Singapore’s COVID-19 restrictions will not be significantly loosened amid the year-end festivities in Dec, following the upcoming increase in social gathering and dining sizes from Mon. Given the “pent-up demand” to go out and socialise during the year-end…

Visits to hospitals and residential care homes to resume with enhanced vaccine-differentiated measures

Visits to hospitals and residential care homes will resume with “enhanced” vaccine-differentiated measures (VDS) from Mon, MOH said on Sat. Such in-person visits will be allowed only when both the hospital patient or care home resident and their…

Covid-19: From Jan 1, voluntarily unvaccinated people can’t show negative test result to bypass entry curbs

From the start of next year, voluntarily unvaccinated individuals can no longer present a negative PET result in order to enter vaccination-controlled settings such as malls, standalone stores and attractions, MOH said. “We will further strengthen efforts to…

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