Coronavirus Daily Update 2020-01-29: 2 New Cases Confirmed, Total 7 in SG Now

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As of 29 January 2020, 10 am, there are 7 confirmed cases of Coronavirus in Singapore. 2 new cases were confirmed yesterday, 28 January 2020.

The 6th person confirmed is a 56-year-old male from Wuhan.

  • 19 Jan 2020: Arrived in Singapore
  • 25 Jan 2020: Started showing symptoms  (coughing)
  • 26 Jan 2020: Went to Changi General Hospital (CGH) for a check-up
  • 27 Jan 2020: Tested positive for Coronavirus
  • Stayed at his family-home, Pasir-Ris Grove. NEA has already disinfected common areas of the condominium.

The 7th person confirmed is a 35-year-old male from Wuhan.

  • 23 Jan 2020: Arrived in Singapore
  • 24 Jan 2020: Started showing symptoms
  • 24 Jan 2020: Went to Raffles Hospital for a check-up
  • 24 Jan 2020: Transferred to National Centre for Infectious Diseases via private ambulance
  • 27 Jan 2020: Tested positive for Coronavirus
  • Stayed at Marina Bay Sands

Photo credits: Channel News Asia

All 7 confirmed patients are in stable condition and are being monitored closely by health professionals. Although there hasn’t been news on the person-to-person transfer of the Coronavirus, it is always good to take precautions to keep yourself and Singapore safe. As the saying goes, “Better safe than sorry”!

How to wear masks correctly

  • Wear with the coloured side facing OUT. It doesn’t matter if you are wearing to protect yourself from germs or preventing your germs from spreading. There is only ONE correct way. Learn more about it here.

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  • The mask needs to be covering BOTH your nose and mouth for proper protection.

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What Singapore is Doing

Infographic credits: Channel News Asia

 

Social Etiquette

  • Stay at home if you feel under the weather
  • Wear a mask if you need to go out when you are sick
  • Visit a doctor immediately if you are ill
  • If you just came back from China, stay at home for at least 14 days and monitor your health. Learn more about the mandatory rest period here

There is Still Hope

Australia lab has grown a Wuhan virus from a patient and will share the information with scientists worldwide to search for a cure. For more information, click here.

Clarification on Fake News

“Facebook posts claimed that Woodlands MRT was closed due to a suspected case of the Wuhan Coronavirus.”

  • This news is NOT TRUE. Woodlands MRT was fully operational. Posts made were fake news.

“NTUC Fairprice selling masks at specific times of the day”.

  • This news is also NOT TRUE. NTUC Fairprice has clarified this rumour to be false and mentioned that they are doing their best to replenish their stocks.
A huge part of staying safe is to have timely, up-to-date information. Join our telegram group for the latest update on the Wuhan virus and other important information here.

 

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