Coronavirus Daily Update 2020-02-03: 2 New Cases Confirmed, Total 18 in SG Now

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As of 3 February 202010 am, there are 18 confirmed cases of Coronavirus in Singapore. 2 new cases were confirmed on Saturday, 1 February 2020.

On 2 February 2020, Sunday, there were no new confirmed cases.

The 17th confirmed case is a 47-year-old Singaporean woman who arrived from Wuhan.

  • 30 Jan 2020: found to have a fever at Changi airport, transferred to National Centre for Infectious Diseases
  • 31 Jan 2020: tested Coronavirus positive
  • 1 of the 92 evacuated from Wuhan
  • Showed no symptoms during the flight

The 18th confirmed case is a 31-year-old Chinese woman who arrived from Wuhan.

  • 22 Jan 2020: arrived in Singapore from Wuhan
  • 30 Jan 2020: identified as a close contact of the 12th confirmed case
  • 31 Jan 2020: transferred to a government quarantine facility
  • 1 Feb 2020: tested Coronavirus positive

Update of situation in China

  • 57 new deaths confirmed
  • Total death toll hits 361
  • Number of confirmed cases passed 17 200 nationwide
  • Learn more about the situation in China here

Leave Of Absence VS Quarantine Order

People on Leave Of Absence (LOA):

  • Stay at home, minimise close contact with others, monitor their health closely
  • May leave home briefly but should return home ASAP
  • As people on LOA are not confirmed cases of Coronavirus, we urge neighbours and landlords to be understanding and helpful

People on Quarantine Order:

  • A directive that has legal force with severe penalties for non-compliance
  • Isolated with the aim of limiting the spread of the virus in the community

Economic support for Transport and Travel industry

  • Government will provide targeted economic support for these 2 sectors who have been directly affected by the Coronavirus
  • Full details will be released in Budget 2020, happening on 18 February 2020. Stay tuned for more updates

Profiteering from the sale of masks

  • Authorities are cracking down on profiteers who are selling masks at an unreasonably high price
  • Ministry of Trade and Industry called this action “highly irresponsible and damaging”
  • Profiteers who are found guilty will be dealt with according to the law

What if I miss the date to collect my masks?

  • Contact your CC/RCC to make alternative arrangements
  • Visit maskgowhere.gov.sg or call 1800-333-9999 for collection details

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Clarification on Fake News

“Avoid places where suspected/ confirmed cases of the Coronavirus infection have been”

  • This is false, there is no need to avoid these places. MOH has reported that risk of infection from transient contact is low, and common places used by confirmed patients have been disinfected by NEA
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