COVID-19 Daily Update 2020-02-14: 8 New Confirmed Cases, Total 58 in SG Now

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As of 14 February 2020, 10am, there are 58 confirmed cases of Coronavirus in Singapore. On 13 February 2020, there were 8 new confirmed cases.

The 51st confirmed patient is a 48-year-old male Singaporean Citizen

  • 4 Feb 2020: developed symptoms
  • 5 Feb 2020: sought treatment at a GP clinic
  • 10 Feb 2020: sought treatment at the same GP clinic
  • 11 Feb 2020: went to NCID
  • 12 Feb 2020: tested COVID-19 positive
  • Worked at Grace Assembly of God (Tanglin) and Grace Assembly of God (Bukit Batok)
  • Lives at Bishan Street 13

The 52nd confirmed patient is a 37-year-old Bangladesh national who is a Singapore Work Pass holder

  • 7 Feb 2020: developed symptoms
  • 11 Feb 2020: transported by an ambulance to Tan Tock Seng Hospital
  • 12 Feb 2020: tested COVID-19 positive
  • Worked at the Seletar Aerospace Heights construction site
  • Lives in Cambell Lane

The 53rd case is a 54-year-old male Singaporean Citizen

  • 10 Feb 2020: developed symptoms
  • 12 Feb 2020: went to NCID
  • 12 Feb 2020: tested COVID-19 positive
  • Works at National University of Singapore
  • Had not interacted with colleagues and students after onset of symptoms
  • Lives at Hillview Avenue

The 54th confirmed patient is a 54-year-old female Singapore Citizen

  • 13 Feb 2020: tested COVID-19 positive
  • Linked to the cluster at Grace Assembly of God

The 55th confirmed patient is a 30-year-old male Singaporean Citizen

  • 13 Feb 2020: tested COVID-19 positive
  • Family member of patient 50

The 56th confirmed patient is a 30-year-old male Bangladesh national

  • 13 Feb 2020: tested COVID-19 positive
  • Linked to the cluster at Seletar Aerospace Heights construction site

The 57th confirmed patient is a 26-year-old male Singaporean Citizen

  • 13 Feb 2020: tested COVID-19 positive
  • Linked to the cluster at Grace Assembly of God

The 58th confirmed patient is a 55-year-old male Singaporean Citizen

  • 13 Feb 2020: tested COVID-19 positive
  • Linked to the cluster at Grace Assembly of God

Update on situation in China

  • 4 823 new confirmed cases
  • 61 628 confirmed cases in total
  • 116 new deaths
  • 1 483 deaths in total

Stop spreading fake news, it does more harm than good

  • Study finds that the spread of “fake news” can do more harm than we think
  • Spread of “fake news” like misinformation can circulate extremely quickly. This can change human behaviour to take greater risks
  • Researchers found that a 10% reduction in the amount of harmful advice being circulated has a mitigating impact on the severity of an outbreak, while making 20% of a population unable to share harmful advice has the same positive effect
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Non-ICT IPPT for NSmen suspended

  • MINDEF has suspended IPPT for operationally ready NSmen until end-February due to the novel coronavirus outbreak
  • However, the conduct of IPT will still continue at the unit level for NSmen attending in-camp training
  • MINDEF will temporarily close the SAF fitness conditioning centres, and suspend IPPT, IPPT preparatory training and remedial training at the centres as well as at SAFRA gyms and IPT-in-the-Park locations until the end of the month
  • Learn more here

Work passes revoked due to breach of LOA

  • MOM has revoked work passes of 2 workers after they entered Singaporewithout approval from the ministry
  • Work pass privileges of the employers were also suspended for a year
  • The employers were ordered to repatriate the workers within 24 hours, and the workers are permanently banned from working in Singapore

Reminder to all employers and employees

  • All employers need to seek approval for work pass holders with recent travel history to mainland China to enter Singapore
  • Employers should inform their employees not to make travel plans to Singapore until approval has been obtained from MOM
  • Upon the employee’s arrival in Singapore, they will be required to serve a mandatory 14-day LOA

Support package for taxi + private hire car drivers

  • A S$77 million Point-to-Point Support Package has been implemented to help taxi and private car drivers
  • The government will contribute S$45 million towards the package, with the remaining provided by taxi and private hire car operators
  • Read more here

Budget 2020

  • More information such as how the government is going to help affected industries like transport and tourism will be released
  • To watch it live on Youtube and set yourself a reminder, click here
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