Coronavirus Daily Update 2020-02-11: 2 New Confirmed Cases, Total 47 in SG Now

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As of 12 February 2020, 10am, there are 47 confirmed cases of Coronavirus in Singapore. On 11 February 2020, there were 2 new confirmed cases.

The 46th confirmed patient is a 35-year-old male Singaporean Permanent Resident

  • 5 Feb 2020: developed symptoms
  • 9 Feb 2020: sought treatment at a GP clinic
  • 9 Feb 2020: taken to Tan Tock Seng via ambulance
  • 10 Feb 2020: tested Coronavirus positive
  • Lives in Johor Bahru
  • Works at Resort World Sentosa

The 47th confirmed patient is a 39-year-old Bangladeshi worker

  • 6 Feb 2020: developed symptoms
  • 7 Feb 2020: sought treatment at a GP clinic
  • 10 Feb 2020: admitted to NCID, tested Coronavirus positive
  • Worked at 10 Seletar Aerospace Heights, same location as the confirmed 42nd patient

Update of situation in China

  • 94 new deaths
  • 1 113 deaths in total
  • 1 638 new confirmed cases
  • 44 200 total confirmed cases in total
  • Learn more here

Coronavirus now has an official name

  • WHO has given an official name to Coronavirus: COVID-19
  • Learn more here

Cancellation of SAF in-camp training?

  • Senior Minister of State for Defence Heng Chee How said that there are no plans to cancel SAF in-camp training amid concerns about the coronavirus outbreak
  • Stepped up measures are being observed in camps to ensure that all recruits are safe. This includes social distancing, increased frequency of cleaning, temperature taking etc
  • In-camp medical centres have “exactly the same” standards and procedures as those adopted by MOH on mainland
  • If in-camp doctors feel that the patient fits the criteria as a ‘suspected case’, he/she will be immediately referred to NCID
  • Learn more here 

Addressing misconceptions

“Should I handle common objects, like money?”

  • If you handle money, make sure you wash your hands. Be it with alcohol, or soap and water, before you touch your face

“Should I avoid places where confirmed/suspected cases have been?”

  • There is no need to
  • Those places have been cleaned thoroughly and is possibly one of the cleanest spots in Singapore
  • Visit NEA’ guidelines for cleaning for more information

“Is my online shopping package safe to handle?”

  • Yes, they are
  • When the packages travel, even through Wuhan, the long process and exposure to the sun would have destroyed the virus

“Should I be worried if I live near a quarantine sight?”

  • No, don’t worry
  • The virus can only spread by droplets. The virus does not go into the air. You cannot breathe it in

Enhanced precautionary measures for workers’ dormitories

  • MOM’s advisory: all dormitories are to step up cleaning and precautionary measures, including:
    • Suspending mass activities
    • Staggering use of common facilities
    • Arranging for residents on LOA to stay together in a separate section of the dormitory
  • Dormitory operators are required to provide daily updates to MOM and keep a record of residents on LOA

Visit MOH’s website to know more about COVID-19. 

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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