Coronavirus Daily Update 2020-02-01: 3 New Cases Confirmed, Total 16 in SG Now

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As of 1 February 2020, 10 am, there are 16 confirmed cases of Coronavirus in Singapore. 3 new cases were confirmed yesterday, 31 January 2020.

The 14th person confirmed is a 31 -year-old Chinese man with a Singapore work pass.

  • 26 Jan 2020: arrived in Singapore from Wuhan.
  • 28 Jan 2020: developed symptoms
  • 30 Jan 2020: sought medical treatment at a clinic and taken to the National Centre for Infectious Disease in an ambulance
  • 30 Jan 2020: tested positive for Coronavirus
  • Reported to show no symptoms on flight
  • Stayed at his home in Jurong East Street 13

The 15th person confirmed is a 47-year-old Singaporean, who had travelled to Wuhan.

  • 30 Jan 2020: arrived in Singapore from Wuhan
  • 30 Jan 2020: found to have a fever during medical screening at Changi Airport
  • 31 Jan 2020: tested positive for Coronavirus
  • 1 of the 92 Singaporeans evacuated from Wuhan
  • Reported to show no symptoms before the flight

The 16th person confirmed is a 38-year-old  Chinese man.

  • 22 Jan 2020: arrived in Singapore from Wuhan
  • 31 Jan 2020: tested positive for Coronavirus

Update of the situation in China

  • Death toll has risen to 259
  • 46 new fatalities on 31 January 2020. 45 are from Hubei, 1 from Chongqing
  • Number of confirmed cases continues to rise sharply, with a total of 11 791 confirmed cases as of 31 January 2020
  • Learn more about China’s situation here.

Singapore’s new travel restriction policy

  • Effective from 1 February 2020, 2359
  • New visitors of any nationality with recent travel history to mainland China will not be allowed to enter Singapore
  • Visitors who do so will be put on the next flight back to where they came from
  • Visitors with recent travel history to mainland China will not be allowed to transit in Singapore either
  • Exception: only Singapore PRs and long-term pass holders with Chinese passports
  • Issuance of new visas to those with Chinese passports will be suspended
  • Previously issued short-term and multiple-visas for those with Chinese passports will also be suspended
  • With immediate effect, Ministry of Manpower will reject all new work pass applications for foreign workers from mainland China until further notice
  • To learn more, click the link here.

Be careful online

Cybercriminals are leveraging on this epidemic to trick people into allowing them access to hack personal data

  • Do not click attached files that are suspicious. These include links, pdf, mp4, and docx files.
  • These corrupted files can hack databases and interfere with computer networks
  • Refer to official and reliable news sources instead
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