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Clarification regarding LoA (Leave of Absence)

Update on Leave of Absence (LOA) measures

✔ It is now mandatory for all workers returning from Mainland China to be placed on a 14 day LOA

✔ All employers to report to MOM when their workers are returning, so that their return can be staggered

✔ For those with difficulties finding accommodation for their workers to serve their LOA, the Govt will work with them to provide dorm facilities 🏠

✔ $100 a day will be provided to support the employers with workers on LOA, and MOM will waive the foreign worker levy for LOA period

Get updates on the virus situation here:
Go.gov.sg/mohupdates
Go.gov.sg/ncovloa

Update on Fake News regarding the death of nCoV patient:

[Sent by Gov.sg – 7 Feb]

False rumours on the 2019-nCoV situation

There has been a message circulating of a death in Singapore due to the nCoV virus.
This is false. MOH has confirmed that there are currently no deaths due to the virus.

MOH has been providing updates on the cases to the public.
We urge everyone not to spread unverified information.

Please refer to go.gov.sg/mohupdates for latest updates.

DORSCON is now ORANGE!!!

[Sent by Gov.sg – 7 Feb]

S’pore has raised alert to DORSCON Orange
For more: go.gov.sg/dorscon7feb

Additional precautionary measures:

Advice to cancel/defer large scale non-essential events
If proceeding:
– Carry out temperature screening
– Deny entry for those with respiratory symptoms
– Have travel declaration and participant list if possible
– Venues to have ventilation and handwashing facilities
– Increased cleaning

At the work place
– Twice-daily temperature taking and checks for respiratory symptoms
– Those with fever to see a doctor promptly
– Business continuity plans may include telecommuting or segregating workforce into teams

For vulnerable groups
– Hospitals to implement temperature screening; separate care for pneumonia patients
– Schools to suspend inter-school and external activities
– Preschools and eldercare services to limit visitors

As of 2pm on 7 Feb, MOH confirmed 3 new cases with no links to previous cases or travel history to China: go.gov.sg/moh7feb

Due to three cases with unknown origin, we must be even more extra vigilant. Remember the infection is through droplets and surface, so frequently wash your hand using anti-bacterial soap. And keep your hands away from your face!

What to do during DORSCON ORANGE:

[Sent by Gov.sg – 7 Feb]

DORSCON Orange | What should you do

In light of DORSCON Orange, the Government has introduced additional precautionary measures.

These measures will only be effective if every individual plays their part.

[Recap] How nCoV is transmitted:
💦 Contact with droplets from infected individuals
🚪Contact with contaminated surfaces

Most effective method to prevent transmission:
👍 Practise good personal hygiene
👐🧼 Wash your hands regularly with soap and water
🧴 Use hand sanitisers if above is unavailable
🙅‍♀ Avoid touching your face
👋 Avoid shaking hands, use alternative greetings

Be socially responsible:
🛌 Stay at home if you are sick
😷 Wear a mask if you are going out to see a doctor
😌 Stay calm, be vigilant and keep up with official updates at go.gov.sg/mohupdates

Stay safe everyone!

About Hardono

Hi, I'm Hardono. I am working as a Software Developer. I am working mostly in Windows, dealing with .NET, conversing in C#. But I know a bit of Linux, mainly because I need to keep this blog operational. I've been working in Logistics/Transport industry for more than 11 years.

Guides on what to do if exposed to possible infection case

[Sent by Gov.sg – 6 Feb]

Steps to clean and disinfect homes possibly exposed to nCoV

Preparation
Wear a surgical mask 😷and gloves. Don’t touch your face. Open the windows.

For surfaces
Prepare disinfectant/bleach solution to mop floor from one end of the home to another. Soak cloths with disinfectant/bleach solution. Wipe all frequently touched areas and toilet surfaces.

For fabrics
Machine wash bedding and other fabrics with detergent. For the full instructions, see the NEA guidelines at go.gov.sg/NEAhomes1

Finishing up
Mop once more. Throw all cloths used in a double-lined trash bag🗑Remove gloves, then wash your hands with soap and water. Remove mask, then wash your hands with soap and water.

Throw gloves and masks into a double-lined trash bag. Separate clean-up waste from other household waste. Shower🚿, change your clothes, and air your home.

NEA video: go.gov.sg/NEAhomes

Update on DORSCON

[Sent by Gov.sg – 6 Feb]

S’pore is currently at DORSCON Yellow.

What does DORSCON mean?

DORSCON = Disease Outbreak Response System Condition

It shows the current disease situation in S’pore.

For all levels, be socially responsible, maintain good hygiene, follow health advisories

🟢 Green
– Disease is mild
– OR severe but does not spread easily
– Minimal disruption to daily life

🟡 Yellow
– Disease is severe and spreads easily but outside of S’pore
– OR spreading in S’pore but typically mild or contained
– Additional measures for some sectors, but minimal disruption

🟠 Orange
– Disease is severe and spreads easily but has not spread widely in S’pore
– Moderate disruptions to daily life
Additionally, comply with control measures

🔴Red
– Disease is severe and spreading widely
– Major disruptions to daily life
Comply with control measures and avoid crowded areas

Keep updated on S’pore’s DORSCON status
Go.gov.sg/mohupdates

Update on number of positive cases:

[Sent by Gov.sg – 6 Feb]

Update on 2019-nCoV situation

As of 2pm on 6 Feb, there are 2 new confirmed cases.

Confirmed: 30
Cases tested negative: 310
Pending results: 147
Discharged: 1

Of these, one is a 41 yo S’pore citizen who has no recent travel history to mainland China, and does not appear to be linked with previous cases. The other is a close contact of a previously confirmed case. Contact tracing is in progress

All new cases today are stable. Most of the earlier confirmed cases are stable or improving. Conditions of 2 cases have worsened – 1 is now in critical condition in ICU, another requires additional oxygen support

Govt agencies are ready to ramp up measures further if needed based on findings from ongoing investigations

Details: go.gov.sg/moh6febncov

What can you do
– Wash your hands frequently with soap
– Avoid touching your face
– Cover your mouth with a tissue paper when coughing/sneezing
– See a doctor if you are feeling unwell and stay at home

More: go.gov.sg/protect

Stay safe and be more vigilant with hygiene everyone!

About Hardono

Hi, I'm Hardono. I am working as a Software Developer. I am working mostly in Windows, dealing with .NET, conversing in C#. But I know a bit of Linux, mainly because I need to keep this blog operational. I've been working in Logistics/Transport industry for more than 11 years.

Guides for employers and instruction for employees:

[Sent by Gov.sg – 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 (go.gov.sg/NEAcleaning)

– 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:
🔘 go.gov.sg/MOMadvisory
🔘 www.moh.gov.sg

Update on number of cases:

[Sent by Gov.sg – 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: go.gov.sg/moh5febncov

Stay vigilant and safe everyone!

About Hardono

Hi, I'm Hardono. I am working as a Software Developer. I am working mostly in Windows, dealing with .NET, conversing in C#. But I know a bit of Linux, mainly because I need to keep this blog operational. I've been working in Logistics/Transport industry for more than 11 years.