COVID-19 Daily Update 2020-03-28: 49 New Confirmed Cases, Total 732 in SG Now

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As of 28 March 2020, 10am, there are 732 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Singapore. On 25 March 2020, there were 49 new confirmed cases.

Of the 49 new cases, 22 are imported cases. (Cases 684, 690, 692, 693, 694, 695, 699, 700, 701, 702, 703, 704, 711, 712, 715, 717, 719, 720, 723, 725, 727 and 732) with travel history to Europe, North America, the Middle East, ASEAN countries, and other parts of Asia.

Of the remaining 27, 18 are linked cases. ( Cases 685, 686, 687, 689, 697, 698, 705, 706, 707, 708, 710, 713, 714, 716, 718, 724, 726 and 729)

9 are currently unlinked. (Cases 688, 691, 696, 709, 721, 722, 728, 730 and 731)

Update on confirmed patients in Singapore

  • 183 fully recovered and discharged
  • 432 still in hospital, most are stable or improving
  • 17 in critical condition
  • 115 are clinically well but still test positive for COVID-19 are isolated and cared for at Concord International Hospital, Mount Elizabeth Hospital and the Community Isolation Facility at D’Resort NTUC
  • 2 have passed on

Update on situation in USA

  • 15,865 new cases
  • 101,242 cases in total
  • 293 new deaths
  • 1,588 deaths in total

Home-based Learning(HBL) for students

  • To support further safe distancing, schools will progressively transit to a blended learning model
  • Starting April 2020, all school will conduct one day of HBL a week
    • Primary schools — Wednesday
    • Secondary schools — Thursday
    • Junior Colleges/ Centralised InstituteFriday 
    • Polytechnics and ITEs are not involved
  • On days when students are not on HBL, schools will stagger dismissal times to reduce the transient congestion of students
  • HBL will be introduced progressively to better prepare students and parents, if more days of HBL are needed

Qing Ming advisory

  • All government-managed columbaria (Chua Chu Kang, Mandai, Yishun) will close on weekends and public holidays until 26 April 2020
  • Extended opening hours on weekdays till 24 April 2020
  • Number of family visitors will be limited to 4 per family cluster
  • All are advised not to bring the elderly/ young children
  • Please avoid prolonged stays and overcrowding

Beware of scam calls

  • Reports of recorded calls impersonating MOH, informing users about an unclaimed document
  • MOH clarified that they do not ask for:
    • personal details
    • to collect any form of document
  • If unsure, please contact MOH for confirmation before proceeding to do anything

Fake news

“Safe distancing ambassadors issuing fines for breach of safe distancing measures”

  • Enterprise Singapore clarified that this is NOT TRUE
  • Safe distancing ambassadors do not impose fines, they only advise the public and businesses to observe social distancing measures
    • But let’s practise social distancing measures to keep ourselves and others safe
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