COVID-19 Daily Update 2020-03-05: 2 New Confirmed Cases, Total 112 in SG Now

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As of 5 March 2020, 10am, there are 112 confirmed cases of Coronavirus in Singapore. On 4 March 2020, there were 2 new confirmed cases.

The 111th confirmed patient is a 43-year-old male Singapore Permanent Resident

  • 18 Feb – 21 Feb 2020: been to Malaysia
  • 24 Feb 2020: reported onset of symptoms
  • 24 Feb 2020: visited GP clinic
  • 27 Feb 2020: visited Sengkang General Hospital
  • 28 Feb 2020: visited GP clinic
  • 3 Mar 2020: visited NUH
  • 3 Mar 2020: tested COVID-19 positive
  • Lives at Compassvale Street

The 112th confirmed patient is a 62-year-old female Singaporean

  • 21 Feb 2020: developed symptoms
  • 4 Mar 2020: tested COVID-19 positive
  • Works at Creative O Preschoolers’ Bay as a non-teaching staff
  • Linked to case 94
  • Read below to see what precautions Creative O Preschoolers’ Bay is taking

Update on confirmed patients

  • 79 fully recovered and discharged
  • 33 in hospital, most stable or improving
  • 7 in critical condition

The situation in Singapore looks positive, let’s continue to stay united in our fight against COVID-19!

Infographics Credit: Channel News Asia

What happens to Creative O Preschoolers’ Bay now?

  • Creative O Preschoolers Bay will temporarily close from 5 Mar 2020 (Thursday) to 6 Mar 2020 (Friday)
  • This is because this duration covers the 14-day icnubation period as case 112 was last in the preschool 12 days ago on 21 Feb 2020
  • All teachers and staff will be given a LOA
  • Preschool will resume on 9 Mar 2020
  • Creative O Preschoolers’ Bay will conduct a thorough cleaning and disinfection of the preschool premises
  • Heath of the children and its staff are being closely montiored
  • The preschool has been following the guidelines given by the Early Childhood Development Agency

Turkish Airlines flight grounded at Changi Airport

  • MOH confirmed that 1 of the passengers on TK54, which had arrived in Singapore from Turkey on 3 Mar 2020, tested positive for COVID-19
  • MOH is working with Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore and the Changi Airport Group for contact tracing
  • Read more here

Update on situation in China

  • 31 new deaths
  • 3012 deaths in total
  • 139 new cases
  • 80 409 confirmed cases in total
  • Learn more here

Update on situation in South Korea

  • 438 new cases
  • 5766 confirmed cases in total
  • 3 new deaths
  • 35 deaths in total
  • Learn more here

Stay Home Notices for new group of affected people

Who?

  • Singaporeans and Permanent Residents with recent travel history to Iran, Northern Italy or South Korea within the last 14 days
  • Long-term pass holders (including work passes, student’s pass, dependant’s pass and long-term visit pass) with recent travel hisotry to Iran, northern Italy or South Korea within the last 14 days

What is it?

  • The above travellers will have to stay at home at all times for a 2-week period after returning to Singapore

What if I am in the affected country?

  • From 11.59 pm on Wednesday, all work pass holders and their dependents with travel history to South Korea, northern Italy or Iran within the last 14 days will have to obtain the Ministry of Manpower’s approval before coming to Singapore

Learn more here

Swab Test at all checkpoints

  • Starting on Wednesday, travellers entering Singapore who exhibit fever and other symptoms of respiratory illness but do not meet the clinical suspect case definition may be required to undergo a COVID-19 swab test at the checkpoint
  • Results will be out in 3 – 6 hours, in the meantime, those affected are advised to minimise contact with people

If they get tested positive?

  • Those with positive results will be taken to the hospital in a dedicated ambulance immediately

What if I refuse to be tested?

  • Short-term visitors: will not be allowed entry into Singapore
  • Singapore Permanent Residents and long-term pass holders: may have their immigration facilities and work pass privileges revoked or validity shortened
  • Everyone, including Singaporeans: may face penalties and can be prosecuted under the Infectious Disease Act

Contact tracing SCAMS!!

How to verify the authenticity of a contact tracing call?

  1. Take down the caller’s ID number
  2. Call MOH’s general hotline at 6325 9220 and provide them the caller’s ID number
  3. If the call is authentic, the contact tracing team will call you back within 30 mins to 1 hour

Take note!!

  • MOH will NOT ask for your financial details when conducting contact tracing
  • MOH will NOT divulge any details of confirmed cases
  • MOH will NOT ask you to collect documents from them

Can I report these scams?

NTU students may face delay of graduation due to suspension of South Korea Exchange Programmes?!!

Employers!! Stop sending your healthy employees to get health check-ups at hospitals!!

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