COVID-19 Daily Update 2020-03-19: 47 New Confirmed Cases, Total 313 in SG Now

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As of 19 March 2020, 10am, there are 313 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Singapore. On 18 March 2020, there were 47 new confirmed cases.

Of the 47 new cases, 33 are imported cases. (Cases 267, 268, 269, 270, 271, 272, 274, 276, 277, 278, 279, 280, 281, 282, 284, 285, 286, 292, 293, 295, 296, 297, 298, 299, 300, 301, 304, 306, 307, 308, 309, 312, 313) with travel history to Europe, North America, ASEAN and parts of Asia.

Of the remaining 14 cases, 9 were linked to previous cases. (Case 283 and 305 are linked to the Church of Singapore(Bukit Timah) and boulder+ Gym cluster; Case 310 is linked to the Masjid Al Muttaqin cluster; Case 287 is linked to case 266; Case 289 is linked to case 212; Case 291 is linked to case 260; Case 303 is linked to case 248; Case 311 is linked to case 234)

5 are currently unlinked  (Cases 273, 275, 288, 290, 302).

 

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Update on confirmed patients in Singapore

  • 117 fully recovered and discharged
  • 181 in hospital are mostly stable or improving
  • 15 in critical condition

Update on situation in China

  • 34 new cases
  • 80,928 cases in total
  • 8 new deaths
  • 3,245 deaths in total

Update on situation in South Korea

  • 152 new cases
  • 8,565 cases in total
  • 7 new deaths
  • 91 deaths in total

Singaporeans advised to defer all travel abroad

  • All entering Singapore from 11.59pm on Friday (20th March) will be issued a 14-day stay-home notice (SHN)
  • For Singapore residents and long-term pass holders entering from the Hubei province in China, will serve a 14-day quarantine
  • Minister Lawrence Wong also urged anyone who has returned to Singapore before 11.59 on 20th March to ‘do the responsible thing and consider just self-isolating’ at home
  • The Ministry of Education (MOE) is expected to announce extra precautions for family members and children who have gone overseas during the March school holidays
  • Learn more here

Singapore businesses bracing for disruptions from Malaysia’s shutdown

  • Malaysia’s movement control order kicked in on Wednesday (Mar 18)
  • Local food supplies from Malaysia are still arriving as plans
  • Other goods such as pharmaceuticals and infant diapers, have also been allowed into Singapore
  • However, supplies in other sectors (such as construction and manufacturing) will not arrive as plan
  • Most manufacturers will be using existing stocks to continue operations until the end of the month
  • Learn more here
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