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Guides for employers and instruction for employees:

[Sent by – 5 Feb]

The first local transmission cases of 2019-nCoV were confirmed yesterday.

Additional precautionary measures for frontline staff

Employers are advised to:

– Put in place health and travel declaration and a 14-day Leave of Absence for recent travellers to Mainland China

– Step up cleaning of workplaces, esp areas with high human contact and public access

– Adopt NEA’s sanitation and hygiene guidelines for cleaning and disinfecting areas exposed to confirmed cases (

– Have clear guidelines for visibly unwell customers, eg. see a doctor, or reschedule meetings. Have proper procedures to safeguard staff and other customers for urgent services

Employees should:

– Observe good personal hygiene, monitor temperature and wash hands frequently with soap

– Avoid contact with those unwell

– Not go to work and see a doctor promptly if you are sick; stay at home and avoid crowds while recovering

For more:

Update on number of cases:

[Sent by – 5 Feb]

Update on 2019 Novel Coronavirus situation in Singapore

As of 12pm on 5 Feb, there are 4 new confirmed cases of 2019-nCoV infection in Singapore.

Confirmed cases: 28
Cases tested negative: 295
Pending results: 62
Discharged: 1

Of the four new cases, three are linked to the cluster of local transmission announced yesterday, and one is an imported case involving a Chinese tourist from Wuhan.

All new cases today are stable. Most of the earlier confirmed cases are stable or improving. One requires additional oxygen support, but is not in the intensive care unit.

As medical practitioners are on the lookout for suspect cases who have recently been in China, Singapore is likely to see more cases that would not have been previously investigated.

Read the press release for details:

Stay vigilant and safe everyone!

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