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    Singapore confirms first case of Wuhan virus

    By Zhaki Abdullah
    New Content Item
    By Hidayah Salamat
    23 Jan 2020 09:04PM
    (Updated: 23 Jan 2020 09:10PM)
    ...
    https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news...-case-12312860

    Russell Darnley
    @maximos62
    Singapore confirms first case of Wuhan virus.

    In a media briefing on Thursday evening, the Ministry of Health said the patient is a 66yr old Chinese man & Wuhan resident, who arrived in Singapore family on Jan 20, from Guangzhou.
    ...
    https://twitter.com/maximos62/status...32183660855298
    Twitter: @RonanKelly13
    The views expressed are mine alone and do not represent the views of my employer or any other person or organization.

  • #2
    hat tip @marrrkyyy

    I can't find this on the MoH site.



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    • #3
      Government confirmation -

      CONFIRMED IMPORTED CASE OF NOVEL CORONAVIRUS INFECTION IN SINGAPORE; MULTI-MINISTRY TASKFORCE RAMPS UP PRECAUTIONARY MEASURES

      23RD JAN 2020

      1. The Ministry of Health (MOH) has on 23 January 2020 confirmed one imported case of novel coronavirus infection in Singapore. The case is a 66 year-old male Chinese national from Wuhan who arrived in Singapore with his family on 20 January 2020. He is currently warded in an isolation room at the Singapore General Hospital (SGH) and his condition is stable.

      2. MOH has also been notified of a suspect case, whose preliminary test for the novel coronavirus is positive. She is a 53 year old female Chinese national from Wuhan. MOH was notified of this suspect case on 23 January. The result of the confirmatory test is pending, and her condition is stable.

      3. Both cases were immediately isolated upon presenting to the respective hospitals with clinical symptoms.

      About the confirmed case

      4. This case presented at SGH Emergency Department with fever and cough on 22 January.He was classified as a suspect case and immediately isolated. MOH was notified of the suspect case at about 10pm on 22 January. Subsequent test results were confirmed for the novel coronavirus at 6pm on 23 January.

      5. The patient reported that he had developed a sore throat but did not have fever during the flight to Singapore on 20 January. He subsequently developed fever and cough on 21 January. He was admitted and isolated at SGH on 22 January for further assessment, in view of his clinical symptoms and recent travel history from Wuhan. The patient was diagnosed to have pneumonia upon admission, and has been isolated since admission.

      6. Prior to hospital admission, the patient stayed at Shangri-La’s Rasa Sentosa Resort & Spa in Sentosa and indicated that he had kept to the vicinity of the hotel.

      Contact tracing commenced, close contacts to be quarantined

      7. MOH has initiated contact tracing and nine close contacts of the case, who are his travelling companions, have so far been identified. One of his travelling companions has also been warded as a suspect case. He is a 37 year-old male Chinese national from Wuhan. His condition is stable.

      8. The health status of all close contacts will be monitored closely. As a precautionary measure, they will be quarantined for 14 days from their last exposure to the patient. Those who develop symptoms will be brought to hospital in a dedicated ambulance for further assessment. In addition, all other identified contacts who have a low risk of being infected will be under active surveillance, and will be contacted daily to monitor their health status.

      9. Our public hospitals have put in place precautionary measures to screen and manage suspect and confirmed cases. MOH has also reminded doctors and healthcare workers to be highly vigilant, and maintain strict infection control and prevention measures.

      10. Given the high volume of international travel to Singapore, MOH expects to see more suspect cases and imported cases. We urge the public to remain calm and vigilant, and to adopt good personal hygiene practices.

      Taskforce ramps up precautionary measures

      11. The Taskforce set up to direct a whole-of-government response to the novel coronavirus pneumonia outbreak met this afternoon. It has decided to step up Singapore’s overall preventive posture, given the expected inflow of visitors during the festive season and in view of the confirmed case. This would include expanding our border controls, to include land and sea checkpoints.

      12. Singapore will also expand our travel advisory to recommend that Singaporeans avoid travel to the whole of Hubei Province, in view of the travel restrictions that China has imposed on Huanggang and Ezhou. MOH also advises Singaporeans to continue to exercise caution and attention to personal hygiene when travelling to the rest of China.

      Health advisory

      13. All travellers should monitor their health closely for two weeks upon return to Singapore and seek medical attention promptly if they feel unwell, and also inform their doctor of their travel history. If they have a fever or respiratory symptoms (e.g. cough, shortness of breath ), they should wear a mask and call the clinic ahead of the visit.

      14. Travellers and members of the public should adopt the following precautions at all times:
      • Avoid contact with live animals including poultry and birds, and consumption of raw and undercooked meats;
      • Avoid crowded places and close contact with people who are unwell or showing symptoms of illness;
      • Observe good personal hygiene;
      • Practise frequent hand washing with soap (e.g. before handling food or eating, after going to toilet, or when hands are dirtied by respiratory secretions after coughing or sneezing);
      • Wear a mask if you have respiratory symptoms such as a cough or shortness of breath;
      • Cover your mouth with a tissue paper when coughing or sneezing, and dispose the soiled tissue paper in the rubbish bin immediately; and
      • Seek medical attention promptly if you are feeling unwell.

      https://www.moh.gov.sg/news-highligh...onary-measures

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      • #4
        Singapore MoH -

        TWO MORE CASES OF CONFIRMED IMPORTED CASE OF NOVEL CORONAVIRUS INFECTION IN SINGAPORE

        24TH JAN 2020

        1. The Ministry of Health (MOH) has on 24 January 2020 confirmed two more imported cases of novel coronavirus infection in Singapore.

        2. The second case was announced on 23 January as tested preliminarily positive, pending confirmation test. Her test result has now confirmed that she is positive for novel coronavirus. She is a 53 year-old female Chinese national from Wuhan who arrived in Singapore with her family on 21 January 2020. She is currently warded in an isolation room at the National Centre for Infectious Diseases (NCID) and her condition is stable.

        3. The third case is a 37 year-old male Chinese national from Wuhan, who is the son of the first confirmed case announced on 23 January.

        About the cases

        Second case

        4. The case presented at Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH) Emergency Department with fever and cough on 22 January, at 9pm. She was classified as a suspect case and immediately isolated, and notified to MOH. On 23 January, MOH announced that she was tested preliminarily positive, pending confirmation tests. The test results confirmed she is positive for the novel coronavirus on 24 January.

        5. The patient reported that she was asymptomatic during the flight to Singapore on 21 January. She subsequently developed fever and cough later that day. She sought medical treatment at Raffles Hospital on 22 January and was subsequently transferred to TTSH Emergency Department and admitted to NCID on 23 January at 1am for further assessment, given her clinical symptoms and travel history from Wuhan. The patient was diagnosed to have pneumonia and has been isolated since presentation at TTSH Emergency Department.

        6. Prior to hospital admission, the patient stayed at J8 Hotel at 8 Townshend Road and indicated that she had visited Orchard Road, Marina Bay Sands and Gardens by the Bay. She had travelled on public transport, including MRT and taxi. Contact tracing has commenced. The risk of infection from transient contact, such as on public transport or in public places, is assessed to be low.

        Third case

        7. The case was identified as a close contact of the first case, and was isolated as a suspect case at SGH at 6:30 pm on 23 January as he was symptomatic. On 24 January, at 1pm he tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

        8. MOH has initiated epidemiological investigations and contact tracing to identify individuals who had close contact with him.

        Update on contact tracing for the first confirmed case

        9. Contact tracing for the close contacts of the first confirmed case of the 66 year-old male Chinese national from Wuhan is ongoing. As of 23 January, 12pm, MOH has identified 46 close contacts of the first confirmed case. 24 of them have left Singapore, including his eight travelling companions. 17 have been contacted. One has been isolated (Case 3) and the remaining 16 are being quarantined. Efforts are ongoing to contact the remaining 5.

        10. The health status of all close contacts will be closely monitored. As a precautionary measure, they will be quarantined for 14 days from their last exposure to the patient. In addition, all other identified contacts who have a low risk of being infected will be under active surveillance, and will be contacted daily to monitor their health status.

        11. Our public hospitals have put in place measures to screen and manage suspect and confirmed cases. MOH has also reminded doctors and healthcare workers to be highly vigilant, and maintain strict infection control and prevention measures.

        12. Given the high volume of international travel to Singapore, MOH expects to see more suspect cases and imported cases. We urge the public to remain calm and vigilant, and to adopt good personal hygiene practices.

        Update on suspect cases

        13. As of 12pm, 24 January, MOH has been notified of a cumulative total of 44 suspect cases, of which 13 have tested negative for coronavirus, and three have tested positive. Test results of the remaining 28 cases are pending.

        Available masks to meet Singaporeans’ needs

        14. Those with respiratory symptoms such as cough or runny nose should be socially responsible and wear a mask when they need to go out. Masks are generally not needed for protection of people who are well.

        15. We would like to assure the public that there are sufficient stocks of masks in the warehouses and government stockpiles. We are working with retailers to move available stocks to the retail shops, and stocks will be available progressively from today.

        Health advisory

        16. Singaporeans are advised not to travel to the whole of Hubei Province. MOH also advises Singaporeans to continue to exercise caution and attention to personal hygiene when travelling to the rest of China.

        17. All travellers should monitor their health closely for two weeks upon return to Singapore and seek medical attention promptly if they feel unwell. Travellers should inform their doctor of their travel history. If they have a fever or respiratory symptoms (e.g. cough, shortness of breath), they should wear a mask and call the clinic ahead of the visit.

        18. Travellers and members of the public should adopt the following precautions at all times:
        • Avoid contact with live animals including poultry and birds, and consumption of raw and undercooked meats;
        • Avoid crowded places and close contact with people who are unwell or showing symptoms of illness;
        • Observe good personal hygiene;
        • Practise frequent hand washing with soap (e.g. before handling food or eating, after going to toilet, or when hands are dirtied by respiratory secretions after coughing or sneezing);
        • Wear a mask if you have respiratory symptoms such as a cough or shortness of breath;
        • Cover your mouth with a tissue paper when coughing or sneezing, and dispose the soiled tissue paper in the rubbish bin immediately; and
        • Seek medical attention promptly if you are feeling unwell.

        https://www.moh.gov.sg/news-highligh...n-in-singapore

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        • #5
          Updates on Novel Coronavirus


          Clarifications

          • 24 Jan 2020: The Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) is aware of rumours circulating online that more than 100 arriving travellers from Wuhan were denied entry into Singapore. ICA would like to clarify that this is untrue and the alleged incident did not take place. ICA advises members of the public not to speculate or help spread unfounded rumours. They can also visit MOH’s website for updates on the novel coronavirus (Wuhan virus) situation.
          • 23 Jan 2020: A message on the novel coronavirus has been circulating on WhatsApp asking the public not to visit certain public hospitals. We would like to clarify that public hospitals have strict protocols to handle and manage suspect cases related to the novel coronavirus. Suspect cases presented at the hospitals will be immediately isolated and further assessed. If you receive this message or any other unsubstantiated information over WhatsApp or other platforms, we urge you not to forward or circulate them.
          • 23 Jan 2020: We refer to recent reports of a suspect case at Eastpoint Mall. We have verified that a patient, who was seen at the Raffles Medical clinic at Eastpoint Mall on 23 Jan 2020, was subsequently transported via dedicated ambulance to the hospital for further investigation. We would like to assure the public that this is part of the protocols that MOH has put in place to safeguard public safety. Please visit this page for updates on the latest situation.

          Case Summary

          44 Suspect Cases
          Positive
          Pending
          Negative
          3 28 13
          Updated on 24 Jan 2020 at 1200 hrs
          What is a Novel Coronavirus?

          Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that are known to cause illnesses ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases, such as the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS)[1]. A new coronavirus strain has been identified in China. The novel coronavirus has caused cases of severe pneumonia in China and cases have been exported to other cities and countries.
          [1] Adapted from World Health Organization (https://www.who.int/emergencies/dise...ronavirus-2019)

          Precautions that you can take

          We urge members of public to remain vigilant and to adopt good personal hygiene practices (see Health Advisory section below).


          Given the evolving situation and ongoing investigations in China, Singaporeans who need to travel to the affected areas are advised to regularly check MOH’s website for updates.

          Latest Updates

          Date Title
          24 Jan 2020 Two More Cases of Confirmed imported Case of Novel Coronavirus Infection in Singapore
          23 Jan 2020 Confirmed Imported Case of Novel Coronavirus Infection in Singapore; Multi-Ministry Taskforce Ramps Up Precautionary Measures
          23 Jan 2020 MOH Updates Public Health Travel Advisory in Response to Cases of Novel Coronavirus in China
          22 Jan 2020 MOH issues Public Health Travel Advisory in response to cases of Novel oronavirus in China
          22 Jan 2020 Update on Local Situation Regarding Severe Pneumonia Cluster in Wuhan
          21 Jan 2020 Update on Local Situation Regarding Severe Pneumonia Cluster in Wuhan
          21 Jan 2020 Additional Precautionary Measures in Response to Novel Coronavirus Pneumonia in China
          20 Jan 2020 Update on Local Situation Regarding Severe Pneumonia Cluster in Wuhan
          20 Jan 2020 MOH Steps Up Precautionary Measures in Response to Increase In Cases of Novel Coronavirus Pneumonia in Wuhan
          18 Jan 2020 Update on Local Situation Regarding Severe Pneumonia Cluster in Wuhan
          17 Jan 2020 Update on Local Situation Regarding Severe Pneumonia Cluster in Wuhan
          16 Jan 2020 Update on Local Situation Regarding Severe Pneumonia Cluster in Wuhan
          11 Jan 2020 Update on Local Situation Regarding Severe Pneumonia Cluster in Wuhan
          10 Jan 2020 Update on Local Situation Regarding Severe Pneumonia Cluster in Wuhan
          05 Jan 2020 Update on local situation regarding severe pneumonia cluster in Wuhan
          04 Jan 2020 Update on local situation regarding severe pneumonia cluster in Wuhan
          02 Jan 2020 Precautionary Measures in Response to Severe Pneumonia Cases in Wuhan, China

          Health Advisory


          Singaporeans are advised not to travel to the whole of Hubei Province. MOH also advises Singaporeans to continue to exercise caution and attention to personal hygiene when travelling to the rest of China.

          All travellers should monitor their health closely for two weeks upon return to Singapore and seek medical attention promptly if they feel unwell. Travellers should inform their doctor of their travel history. If travellers have a fever or respiratory symptoms (e.g. cough, shortness of breath), they should wear a mask and call the clinic ahead of the visit.

          Travellers and members of the public should adopt the following precautions at all times:
          1. Avoid contact with live animals including poultry and birds, and consumption of raw and undercooked meats;
          2. Avoid crowded places and close contact with people who are unwell or showing symptoms of illness;
          3. Observe good personal hygiene;
          4. Practise frequent hand washing with soap (e.g. before handling food or eating, after going to toilet, or when hands are dirtied by respiratory secretions after coughing or sneezing);
          5. Wear a mask if you have respiratory symptoms such as a cough or runny nose;
          6. Cover your mouth with a tissue paper when coughing or sneezing, and dispose the soiled tissue paper in the rubbish bin immediately; and
          7. Seek medical attention promptly if you are feeling unwell.






          https://www.moh.gov.sg/2019-ncov-wuhan




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          • #6
            FOURTH CONFIRMED IMPORTED CASE OF WUHAN CORONAVIRUS INFECTION IN SINGAPORE

            26TH JAN 2020

            As of 25 January 2020, 10pm, the Ministry of Health (MOH) has confirmed another imported case of Wuhan coronavirus infection in Singapore. Three confirmed cases were earlier announced on 23 and 24 January.

            2. The fourth confirmed case is a 36 year-old male Chinese national from Wuhan who arrived in Singapore with his family on 22 January. He is currently warded in an isolation room at Sengkang General Hospital (SKH) and his condition is stable.



            3. The case reported that he was asymptomatic during the flight to Singapore. He subsequently developed a cough on 23 January, and presented at SKH Emergency Department on 24 January. He was classified as a suspect case and immediately isolated. Subsequent test results confirmed Wuhan coronavirus infection at about 9.30pm on 25 January.





            4. Prior to hospital admission, the case stayed at Village Hotel Sentosa.





            5. MOH has initiated epidemiological investigations and contact tracing to identify individuals who had close contact with him.


            https://www.moh.gov.sg/news-highligh...n-in-singapore

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            • #7
              FIFTH CONFIRMED IMPORTED CASE OF WUHAN CORONAVIRUS INFECTION IN SINGAPORE
              27TH JAN 2020
              As of 27 January 2020, 2pm, the Ministry of Health (MOH) has confirmed another imported case of Wuhan coronavirus infection in Singapore. Four confirmed cases were earlier announced by MOH.

              2. The fifth confirmed case is a 56 year-old female Chinese national from Wuhan who arrived in Singapore with her family on 18 January. She is currently warded in an isolation room at the National Centre for Infectious Diseases (NCID) and her condition is stable.

              3. The case reported that she was asymptomatic during the flight to Singapore. She subsequently developed symptoms on 24 January, and was conveyed by ambulance to Tan Tock Seng Hospital on 26 January. She was classified as a suspect case and immediately isolated at NCID. Subsequent test results confirmed Wuhan coronavirus infection on 27 January. She has no known links to the other confirmed imported cases.


              4. Prior to hospital admission, the case stayed with her family at their home at Ceylon Road. Since onset of symptoms on 24 January, the case had remained in her home until she was conveyed to hospital on 26 January.

              5. MOH has initiated epidemiological investigations and contact tracing to identify individuals who had close contact with her.

              Update on suspect cases

              6. As of 27 January, 12pm, 62 of the suspect cases have tested negative for the Wuhan coronavirus, and four have tested positive (the fifth case was confirmed at about 2pm). Test results for the remaining 57 cases are pending.


              Update on contact tracing for confirmed cases

              7. Contact tracing for the confirmed cases is ongoing. Once identified, MOH will closely monitor all close contacts. As a precautionary measure, they will be quarantined for 14 days from their last exposure to the patient. In addition, all other identified contacts who have a low risk of being infected will be under active surveillance, and will be contacted daily to monitor their health status.


              8. As of 27 January, 12pm, MOH has identified 115 close contacts from the first four confirmed cases. Of the 86 who are still in Singapore, 75 have been contacted and are being quarantined or isolated. Efforts are ongoing to contact the remaining 11 close contacts.

              Health advisory

              9. Singaporeans are advised to defer all travel to Hubei Province and all non-essential travel to Mainland China.


              10. All travellers should monitor their health closely for two weeks upon return to Singapore and seek medical attention promptly if they feel unwell. Travellers should inform their doctor of their travel history. If they have a fever or respiratory symptoms (e.g. cough, shortness of breath), they should wear a mask and call the clinic ahead of the visit.

              11. Travellers and members of the public should adopt the following precautions at all times:

              Avoid contact with live animals including poultry and birds, and consumption of raw and undercooked meats;
              Avoid close contact with people who are unwell or showing symptoms of illness;
              Observe good personal hygiene;
              Practise frequent hand washing with soap (e.g. before handling food or eating, after going to toilet, or when hands are dirtied by respiratory secretions after coughing or sneezing);
              Wear a mask if you have respiratory symptoms such as a cough or shortness of breath;
              Cover your mouth with a tissue paper when coughing or sneezing, and dispose the soiled tissue paper in the rubbish bin immediately; and
              Seek medical attention promptly if you are feeling unwell.
              12. MOH will continue to monitor the situation closely. As medical practitioners are on the lookout for cases with pneumonia who have recently been in China, Singapore is likely to see more suspect cases that will need to be investigated for possible links to the Wuhan cluster.

              https://www.moh.gov.sg/news-highligh...ingapore-27Jan
              "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
              -Nelson Mandela

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              • #8
                7 confirmed cases of Wuhan coronavirus in Singapore

                Excerpt:
                Tuesday


                Singapore's Ministry of Health (MOH) has confirmed seven cases of the Wuhan coronavirus infection in the country on 12 pm, January 28.

                The sixth confirmed case is a 56 year-old male Chinese national from Wuhan who arrived in Singapore with his family on January 19. He reported that he was asymptomatic during the flight to Singapore and subsequently developed symptoms on January 25. He self-presented to CGH in a private car on January 26, was classified as a suspect case and immediately isolated. Prior to hospital admission, he stayed with his family at their home at Pasir Ris Grove. He is currently warded in an isolation room at Changi General Hospital (CGH) and his condition is stable.

                The seventh confirmed case is a 35 year-old male Chinese national from Wuhan who arrived in Singapore on January 23 with family and friends. He was asymptomatic during the flight to Singapore but subsequently developed symptoms on January 24 and self-presented to Raffles Hospital via public transport on the same day. Prior to hospital admission, he stayed at Marina Bay Sands Singapore located at 10 Bayfront Avenue, and had travelled on public transport, though the MOH has said that the risk of infection from transient contact, such as on public transport or in public places, is assessed to be low. He is currently warded in an isolation room at the National Centre for Infectious Diseases (NCID) and his condition is stable.

                https://www.connectedtoindia.com/7-c...pore-6950.html

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                • #9
                  MOH confirms 3 new cases of Wuhan virus, 10 cases in total, all 3 showed no symptoms during flight

                  In an update on Jan. 29 at 2pm, the Ministry of Health (MOH) announced that it has confirmed three new cases of the novel coronavirus in Singapore.

                  All three cases are Chinese nationals who traveled from Wuhan.

                  more...

                  https://mothership.sg/2020/01/moh-new-case-wuhan/

                  Note - all three new cases were asymptomatic during their flight from China to Singapore, but subsequently started showing symptoms.
                  "I know God will not give me anything I can't handle. I just wish that He didn't trust me so much." - Mother Teresa of Calcutta

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                  • #10
                    THREE MORE CONFIRMED IMPORTED CASES OF WUHAN CORONAVIRUS INFECTION IN SINGAPORE

                    29TH JAN 2020


                    As of 29 January 2020, 2pm, the Ministry of Health (MOH) has confirmed three additional cases of Wuhan coronavirus infection in Singapore. Seven confirmed cases were earlier announced by MOH.
                    1. All three cases are Chinese nationals who travelled from Wuhan. This is consistent with our assessment that more imported cases are expected from Hubei province. There is currently no evidence of community spread in Singapore.



                      About the cases


                      Cases 8 and 9
                    2. The eighth and ninth cases are a 56 year-old female and 56 year-old male respectively. The married couple are both Chinese nationals from Wuhan who arrived together in Singapore on 19 January. They are currently warded in isolation rooms at the National Centre for Infectious Diseases (NCID).
                    3. Both cases reported that they were asymptomatic during the flight to Singapore. They subsequently developed symptoms on 24 January, and took a taxi to Tan Tock Seng Hospital on 27 January. They were classified as suspect cases and immediately isolated at NCID. Subsequent test results confirmed Wuhan coronavirus infection on 28 January at about 11pm and 29 January at about 2pm respectively.
                    4. Prior to hospital admission, the cases stayed with their family at their home at Lorong Lew Lian.



                      Case 10
                    5. The tenth confirmed case is a 56 year-old male Chinese national who arrived in Singapore from Wuhan on 20 January. He is currently warded in an isolation room at NCID.
                    6. The case reported that he was asymptomatic during his flight to Singapore. He subsequently developed symptoms on 21 January, and was admitted to NCID on 28 January after being identified as a suspect case at a health screening station at Marina South Pier. Subsequent test results confirmed Wuhan coronavirus infection on 29 January at about 2pm.
                    7. Prior to hospital admission, the case worked and lived on board a cargo vessel.
                    8. MOH has initiated epidemiological investigations and contact tracing to identify individuals who had close contact with the cases.



                      Update on condition of confirmed cases
                    9. The three new cases are stable currently, and we are continuing to monitor their health. As for the seven previously announced cases, all of them remain in stable condition, and most are improving.



                      Update on suspect cases
                    10. As of 29 January, 12pm, 124 of the suspect cases have tested negative for the Wuhan coronavirus, and eight have tested positive (cases 9 and 10 were confirmed at about 2pm). Test results for the remaining 70 cases are pending.



                      Update on contact tracing for confirmed cases
                    11. Contact tracing for the confirmed cases is ongoing. Once identified, MOH will closely monitor all close contacts. As a precautionary measure, they will be quarantined for 14 days from their last exposure to the patient. In addition, all other identified contacts who have a low risk of being infected will be under active surveillance, and will be contacted daily to monitor their health status.
                    12. As of 29 January, 12pm, MOH has identified 144 close contacts. Of the 115 who are still in Singapore, 111 have been contacted and are being quarantined or isolated. Efforts are ongoing to contact the remaining four close contacts.




                      Health advisory
                    13. Singaporeans are advised to defer all travel to Hubei Province and all non-essential travel to Mainland China.
                    14. All travellers should monitor their health closely for two weeks upon return to Singapore and seek medical attention promptly if they feel unwell. Travellers should inform their doctor of their travel history. If they have a fever or respiratory symptoms (e.g. cough, shortness of breath), they should wear a mask and call the clinic ahead of the visit.
                    15. Travellers and members of the public should adopt the following precautions at all times:
                    • Avoid contact with live animals including poultry and birds, and consumption of raw and undercooked meats;
                    • Avoid close contact with people who are unwell or showing symptoms of illness;
                    • Observe good personal hygiene;
                    • Practise frequent hand washing with soap (e.g. before handling food or eating, after going to toilet, or when hands are dirtied by respiratory secretions after coughing or sneezing);
                    • Wear a mask if you have respiratory symptoms such as a cough or shortness of breath;
                    • Cover your mouth with a tissue paper when coughing or sneezing, and dispose the soiled tissue paper in the rubbish bin immediately; and
                    • Seek medical attention promptly if you are feeling unwell.



                    MOH will continue to monitor the situation closely. As medical practitioners are on the lookout for cases with pneumonia who have recently been in China, Singapore is likely to see more suspect cases that will need to be investigated for possible links to the Wuhan cluster.

                    https://www.moh.gov.sg/news-highligh...n-in-singapore
                    "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
                    -Nelson Mandela

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                    • #11
                      Source: https://www.moh.gov.sg/news-highligh...ingapore-30Jan
                      Three more confirmed imported cases of Wuhan coronavirus infection in Singapore


                      30th Jan 2020

                      As of 30 January 2020, 2pm, the Ministry of Health (MOH) has confirmed three additional imported cases of Wuhan coronavirus infection in Singapore. Ten confirmed cases were earlier announced by MOH.

                      2. There is currently no evidence of community spread in Singapore.

                      About the cases

                      Case 11

                      3. The 11th case is a 31 year-old female Chinese national from Wuhan who arrived in Singapore on 22 January. She was a travelling companion of the fourth confirmed case1. She is currently warded in an isolation room at the National Centre for Infectious Diseases (NCID).

                      4. The case reported that she was asymptomatic during her flight to Singapore. She was identified as a close contact of the fourth confirmed case and had been quarantined from 26 January. She developed symptoms on 27 January, and was admitted to NCID. Subsequent test results confirmed Wuhan coronavirus infection on 29 January at about 11pm.

                      Case 12

                      5. The 12th confirmed case is a 37 year-old female Chinese national from Wuhan who arrived in Singapore with her family on 22 January. She is currently warded in an isolation room at the NCID.

                      6. The case reported that she was asymptomatic during her flight to Singapore. She subsequently developed symptoms on 26 January. She took a taxi to Tan Tock Seng Hospital on 29 January, and was classified as a suspect case and immediately isolated at NCID. Subsequent test results confirmed Wuhan coronavirus infection on 29 January at about 11pm.

                      7. Prior to hospital admission, the case stayed at Village Hotel Sentosa (10 Artillery Avenue), Hotel 81 Princess (21 Lorong 12 Geylang) and Home Suite View Hotel (12 Lorong 12 Geylang). She indicated that she had visited Orchard Road and Geylang, and had travelled by taxi. The risk of infection from transient contact, such as on public transport or in public places, is assessed to be low.

                      Case 13

                      8. The 13th confirmed case is a 73 year-old female Chinese national who arrived in Singapore from Wuhan with her family on 21 January. She was tested positive for Wuhan coronavirus infection on 30 January at about 2pm. She is currently warded in an isolation room at NCID and her condition is stable.

                      9. MOH has initiated epidemiological investigations and contact tracing to identify individuals who had close contact with the cases.

                      Update on condition of confirmed cases

                      10. The three new cases are stable currently, and we are continuing to monitor their health. As for the ten previously announced cases, none is critically ill. All of them remain in stable condition, and most are improving.

                      Update on suspect cases

                      11. As of 30 January, 12pm, 164 of the suspect cases have tested negative for the Wuhan coronavirus, and 13 have tested positive (case 13 was confirmed at about 2pm, 30 January). Test results for the remaining 49 cases are pending.

                      Update on contact tracing for confirmed cases

                      12. Contact tracing for the confirmed cases is ongoing. Once identified, MOH will closely monitor all close contacts. As a precautionary measure, they will be quarantined for 14 days from their last exposure to the patient. In addition, all other identified contacts who have a low risk of being infected will be under active surveillance, and will be contacted daily to monitor their health status.

                      13. As of 30 January, 12pm, MOH has identified 170 close contacts. Of the 139 who are still in Singapore, 135 have been contacted and are being quarantined or isolated. Efforts are ongoing to contact the remaining four close contacts.

                      Health advisory

                      14. Singaporeans are advised to defer all travel to Hubei Province and all non-essential travel to Mainland China.

                      15. All travellers should monitor their health closely for two weeks upon return to Singapore and seek medical attention promptly if they feel unwell. Travellers should inform their doctor of their travel history. If they have a fever or respiratory symptoms (e.g. cough, shortness of breath), they should wear a mask and call the clinic ahead of the visit.

                      16. Travellers and members of the public should adopt the following precautions at all times:
                      · Avoid contact with live animals including poultry and birds, and consumption of raw and undercooked meats;
                      · Avoid close contact with people who are unwell or showing symptoms of illness;
                      · Observe good personal hygiene;
                      · Practise frequent hand washing with soap (e.g. before handling food or eating, after going to toilet, or when hands are dirtied by respiratory secretions after coughing or sneezing);
                      · Wear a mask if you have respiratory symptoms such as a cough or shortness of breath;
                      · Cover your mouth with a tissue paper when coughing or sneezing, and dispose the soiled tissue paper in the rubbish bin immediately; and
                      · Seek medical attention promptly if you are feeling unwell.

                      17. MOH will continue to monitor the situation closely. As medical practitioners are on the lookout for cases with pneumonia who have recently been in China, Singapore is likely to see more suspect cases that will need to be investigated for possible links to the Wuhan cluster.


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                      1 The fourth case is a 36 year-old male Chinese national from Wuhan who arrived in Singapore on 22 January.










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                        Source: https://www.moh.gov.sg/news-highligh...ngapore-31-jan

                        Three More Confirmed Imported Cases of Wuhan Coronavirus Infection in Singapore


                        31st Jan 2020

                        As of 31 January 2020, 2pm, the Ministry of Health (MOH) has confirmed three additional imported cases of Wuhan coronavirus infection in Singapore. Thirteen confirmed cases were earlier announced by MOH.
                        2. All three cases have recent travel history to Wuhan. There is currently no evidence of community spread in Singapore.

                        About the cases

                        Case 13
                        3. The 13th confirmed case was announced on 30 January. The case is a 73 year-old female Chinese national who arrived in Singapore from Wuhan on 21 January. She is currently warded in an isolation room at the National Centre for Infectious Diseases (NCID).


                        4. The case reported that she was asymptomatic during her flight to Singapore. She was a close contact of the second confirmed case[1], and multiple attempts were made to contact her immediately. She was located on 28 January, and reported having developed symptoms on the same day. She was conveyed by an ambulance to NCID, where she was immediately isolated. Subsequent test results confirmed Wuhan coronavirus infection on 30 January at about 2pm.


                        5. Prior to hospital admission, the case stayed at ParkRoyal Collection Pickering (3 Upper Pickering Street) and Oasia Hotel Downtown (100 Peck Seah Street). She indicated that she had visited Changi Airport and Jewel, and had travelled on private transport and taxi.


                        Case 14
                        6. The 14th case is a 31 year-old male Chinese national who is a Singapore Work Pass holder. After a trip to Hubei, he arrived in Singapore from Wuhan on 26 January. He is currently warded in an isolation room at NCID.


                        7. The case reported that he was asymptomatic during his flight to Singapore. He subsequently developed symptoms on 28 January. He sought medical treatment at a general practitioner clinic on 30 January, and was conveyed by an ambulance to NCID, where he was immediately isolated. Subsequent test results confirmed Wuhan coronavirus infection on 30 January at about 11pm.


                        8. Prior to hospital admission, the case stayed at his home in Jurong East Street 13.


                        Case 15
                        9. The 15th case is a 47 year-old female Singapore Citizen who travelled to Wuhan with her family. She was one of the Singaporeans evacuated from Wuhan on 30 January, and arrived in Singapore on the same day. She was asymptomatic when she boarded the flight. Upon arrival at Changi Airport, she was found to have a fever during medical screening, and was conveyed to NCID. She was tested positive for Wuhan coronavirus infection on 31 January at about 2pm. She is currently warded in an isolation room at NCID.


                        Case 16

                        10. The 16th case is a 38 year-old male Chinese national who arrived in Singapore from Wuhan on 22 January. He was tested positive for Wuhan coronavirus infection on 31 January at about 2pm. He is currently warded in an isolation room at Singapore General Hospital.


                        11. MOH has initiated epidemiological investigations and contact tracing to identify individuals who had close contact with the cases.


                        Update on condition of confirmed cases
                        12. The three new cases are stable currently, and we are continuing to monitor their health. As for the 13 previously announced cases, none is critically ill. All of them remain in stable condition, and most are improving.


                        Update on suspect cases
                        13. As of 31 January, 12pm, 198 of the suspect cases have tested negative for the Wuhan coronavirus, and 16 have tested positive (cases 15 and 16 were confirmed at about 2pm, 31 January). Test results for the remaining 35 cases are pending.


                        Update on contact tracing for confirmed cases
                        14. Contact tracing for the confirmed cases is ongoing. Once identified, MOH will closely monitor all close contacts. As a precautionary measure, they will be quarantined for 14 days from their last exposure to the patient. In addition, all other identified contacts who have a low risk of being infected will be under active surveillance, and will be contacted daily to monitor their health status.


                        15. As of 31 January, 12pm, MOH has identified 202 close contacts. Of the 162 who are still in Singapore, 156 have been contacted and are being quarantined or isolated. Efforts are ongoing to contact the remaining six close contacts.


                        Health advisory

                        16. Singaporeans are advised to defer all travel to Hubei Province and all non-essential travel to Mainland China.


                        17. All travellers should monitor their health closely for two weeks upon return to Singapore and seek medical attention promptly if they feel unwell. Travellers should inform their doctor of their travel history. If they have a fever or respiratory symptoms (e.g. cough, shortness of breath), they should wear a mask and call the clinic ahead of the visit.


                        18. Travellers and members of the public should adopt the following precautions at all times:
                        • Avoid contact with live animals including poultry and birds, and consumption of raw and undercooked meats;
                        • Avoid close contact with people who are unwell or showing symptoms of illness;
                        • Observe good personal hygiene;
                        • Practise frequent hand washing with soap (e.g. before handling food or eating, after going to toilet, or when hands are dirtied by respiratory secretions after coughing or sneezing);
                        • Wear a mask if you have respiratory symptoms such as a cough or shortness of breath;
                        • Cover your mouth with a tissue paper when coughing or sneezing, and dispose the soiled tissue paper in the rubbish bin immediately; and
                        • Seek medical attention promptly if you are feeling unwell.
                        19. MOH will continue to monitor the situation closely. As medical practitioners are on the lookout for cases with pneumonia who have recently been in China, Singapore is likely to see more suspect cases that will need to be investigated for possible links to the Wuhan cluster.




                        [1] The second case is 53 year-old female Chinese national from Wuhan who arrived in Singapore on 21 January 2020.







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                          Singapore Army now helping in mask production and distribution.

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                            Source: https://www.moh.gov.sg/news-highligh...n-in-singapore
                            Two More Confirmed Imported Cases of Novel Coronavirus Infection in Singapore


                            1st Feb 2020

                            As of 1 February 2020, 2pm, the Ministry of Health (MOH) has confirmed two additional imported cases of 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) infection in Singapore. Sixteen confirmed cases were earlier announced by MOH.
                            2. Both cases have recent travel history to Wuhan. There is currently no evidence of community spread in Singapore.

                            About the cases
                            Case 16
                            3. The 16th confirmed case was announced on 31 January. The case is a 38 year-old male Chinese national who arrived in Singapore from Wuhan on 22 January. He is currently warded in an isolation room at the Singapore General Hospital (SGH).


                            4. The case reported that he was asymptomatic during his flight to Singapore. He subsequently developed symptoms on 23 January and reported that he had stayed at his home at Nathan Road until 29 January, when he took a taxi to SGH. He was classified as a suspect case and immediately isolated. Subsequent test results confirmed 2019-nCoV infection on 31 January at about 2pm.


                            Case 17
                            5. The 17th case is a 47 year-old female Singapore Citizen who travelled to Wuhan. She was one of the Singaporeans evacuated from Wuhan on 30 January, and arrived in Singapore on the same day. She was asymptomatic when she boarded the flight. Upon arrival at Changi Airport, she was found to have a fever during medical screening, and was conveyed to the National Centre for Infectious Diseases (NCID). She was tested positive for 2019-nCoV infection on 31 January at about 11pm. She is currently warded in an isolation room at NCID.


                            Case 18
                            6. The 18th case is a 31 year-old female Chinese national who arrived in Singapore from Wuhan on 22 January. She was tested positive for 2019-nCoV infection on 1 February at about 2pm. She is currently warded in an isolation room at NCID.


                            7. MOH has initiated epidemiological investigations and contact tracing to identify individuals who had close contact with the cases.


                            Update on condition of confirmed cases
                            8. The two new cases are stable currently, and we are continuing to monitor their health. As for the 16 previously announced cases, none is critically ill. All of them remain in stable condition, and most are improving.


                            Update on suspect cases
                            9. As of 1 February, 12pm, 231 of the suspect cases have tested negative for 2019-nCoV, and 18 have tested positive (case 18 was confirmed at about 2pm, 1 February). Test results for the remaining 25 cases are pending.


                            Update on contact tracing for confirmed cases
                            10. Contact tracing for the confirmed cases is ongoing. Once identified, MOH will closely monitor all close contacts. As a precautionary measure, they will be quarantined for 14 days from their last exposure to the patient. In addition, all other identified contacts who have a low risk of being infected will be under active surveillance, and will be contacted daily to monitor their health status.


                            11. As of 1 February, 12pm, MOH has identified 245 close contacts. Of the 177 who are still in Singapore, 172 have been contacted and are being quarantined or isolated. Efforts are ongoing to contact the remaining five close contacts.


                            Health advisory

                            12. Singaporeans are advised to defer all travel to Hubei Province and all non-essential travel to Mainland China.


                            13. All travellers should monitor their health closely for two weeks upon return to Singapore and seek medical attention promptly if they feel unwell. Travellers should inform their doctor of their travel history. If they have a fever or respiratory symptoms (e.g. cough, shortness of breath), they should wear a mask and call the clinic ahead of the visit.


                            14. Travellers and members of the public should adopt the following precautions at all times:
                            • Avoid contact with live animals including poultry and birds, and consumption of raw and undercooked meats;
                            • Avoid close contact with people who are unwell or showing symptoms of illness;
                            • Observe good personal hygiene;
                            • Practise frequent hand washing with soap (e.g. before handling food or eating, after going to toilet, or when hands are dirtied by respiratory secretions after coughing or sneezing);
                            • Wear a mask if you have respiratory symptoms such as a cough or shortness of breath;
                            • Cover your mouth with a tissue paper when coughing or sneezing, and dispose the soiled tissue paper in the rubbish bin immediately; and
                            • Seek medical attention promptly if you are feeling unwell.
                            15. MOH will continue to monitor the situation closely. As medical practitioners are on the lookout for cases with pneumonia who have recently been in China, Singapore is likely to see more suspect cases that will need to be investigated.






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                              4 locally transmitted cases among new coronavirus patients in Singapore

                              febr 4, 2020

                              SINGAPORE: Singapore confirmed on Tuesday (Feb 4) its first locally transmitted cases of the novel coronavirus, among six new cases of the disease detected in the country.

                              Four Singapore residents with no recent travel history to China have tested positive for the virus, which has sickened more than 20,000 and killed more than 420 people since it was detected in Wuhan in central China.

                              One of them was a tour guide for a group of Chinese tourists, two work at a shop the group had visited,while a fourth case of local transmission was the domestic helper of one of the cases, the Ministry of Health (MOH) said at a briefing.

                              SINGAPORE: Singapore confirmed on Tuesday (Feb 4) its first locally transmitted cases of the novel coronavirus, among six new cases of the disease ...
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