Coronavirus Daily Update 2020-01-30: 3 New Cases Confirmed, Total 10 in SG Now

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As of 30 January 2020, 10 am, there are 10 confirmed cases of Coronavirus in Singapore. 3 new cases were confirmed yesterday, 29 January 2020.

The 8th and 9th persons confirmed are a married couple from Wuhan, both 56-year-old.

  • 19 Jan 2020: arrived in Singapore
  • 24 Jan 2020: developed symptoms
  • 27 Jan 2020: admitted to Tan tock Seng Hospital
  • Stayed with family members at their home in Lorong Lew Lian. NEA has disinfected common areas in the vicinity.

The 10th person confirmed is a 56-year-old from Wuhan.

  • 20 Jan 2020: arrived in Singapore, identified as a suspect case at a health screening station at Marina South Pier
  • 21 Jan 2020: developed symptoms, admitted to National Centre for Infectious Diseases
  • Living and working onboard a cargo vessel
Wuhan virus table Jan 30, 2020 - 8.30am

Infographics credit: Channel News Asia

The results for 70 suspected cases are still pending.

92 Singaporeans have returned home from Wuhan on a Scoot flight. They will undergo a medical screening at Changi Airport and quarantined for 14 days. Those with any symptoms will be sent to hospitals immediately for check-ups.

Update on the situation in China

The death toll in China has risen to 170 from 132, the largest jump in the number of deaths in a day thus far.

There are also 1700 new confirmed cases on 29 January 2020, with statistics increasing by nearly 30%. Learn more about it here.

Airlines who stop flights to and from Mainland China

  • British Airways
  • Scoot
  • AirAsia
  • Malindo Air
  • Lufthansa
  • Indonesia’s Lion Air Group
  • All Myanmar airlines
  • All Nepal airlines

Masks’ How To’s

  • 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, and resting on your chin for proper protection.

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  • Masks can be reused until the inside is wet. There is no need to dispose of the mask after a single-use.
  • Do not dry your mask in the open as it allows the germs to spread quickly. Dispose immediately once the mask is wet.
  • Wear surgical masks instead of N95 masks. N95 masks could be counter-productive as the discomfort induces people to touch their face more, spreading the germs, according to an infectious disease expert.

Hygiene care

  • Wash hands regularly and thoroughly for at least 30 seconds to kill germs
  • Observe proper hygiene care
Advice from MOH on curbing spread of viruses

Infographics credits: Channel News Asia

Stay Calm

MOH has reported that all confirmed Coronavirus patients are “in stable condition” and “most are improving”.

There are also no cases reported on community transmission of the virus in Singapore. Hence, we urge everyone to not panic and stay calm.

Clarification on Fake News

“Avoid all places where there are suspected and confirmed cases”

  • MOH has said that avoiding specific places is not necessary. All common areas of confirmed cases have been disinfected by NEA.

“HardwareZone forum post claimed that a 66-year-old man had died from Coronavirus in Singapore”

  • MOH has clarified that this is untrue. There are 0 deaths in Singapore thus far.

“Quarantine allowances are given to tourists from Wuhan”

  • MOH has clarified that this is untrue. Quarantine allowances are not given to tourists. They are given to Singapore-based employers with employees under quarantine, and to self-employed Singaporeans/PRs under quarantine.
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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