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Updates on what should be done to handle 2019-nCoV:

[Sent by Gov.sg – 4 Feb]

For nCoV preparedness

If there’s community spread in more Chinese cities and other countries
– Health screenings at all checkpoints
– Place high-risk travellers into quarantine
– Restrict recent travellers from China

If there’s local community spread
– Healthcare providers on alert to identify and deal with cases
– Immediate contact-tracing
– Quarantine orders and Leave of Absence in place

If the virus mutates and spreads more widely
– More isolation beds
– Faster testing to confirm suspect cases
– Consider further measures to reduce human-to-human interactions

Exercise personal responsibility
– Have good personal hygiene. Wash your hands regularly and properly using soap and water. Wear a mask if you are ill and promptly see a doctor
– Observe Leave of Absence if you recently travelled to China
Don’t spread fake news that can cause panic and fear

For more:
Go.gov.sg/ncov-defence

Update on current number of cases:

[Sent by Gov.sg – 4 Feb]

Update on 2019-nCoV cases
As of 2pm on 4 Feb, there are 6 new confirmed cases. These include 3 local transmission cases that can be traced to prolonged contact with recent travellers from Mainland China.

Confirmed cases: 24
Recovered: 1

Overview
Case 19: 28 year old female Singapore resident, works at a complementary health products shop that primarily serves Chinese tourists

Case 20: 48 year old female Singapore resident, works at the same shop

Case 21: 44 year old female Indonesian national, foreign domestic worker of Case 19

Cases 22 and 23: Singaporeans evacuated from Wuhan on 30 Jan

Case 24: 32 year old female Singapore resident, tourist guide who brought tour groups to Case 19’s shop

Though 4 of these cases constitute a local transmission cluster, there is as yet no evidence of widespread sustained community transmission in Singapore.

For more info:
www.moh.gov.sg (MOH website)
go.gov.sg/ncovcases (Gov.sg article)

Stay vigilant and safe everyone! We’re all have parts to do against 2019-nCoV!

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.

Clarification on surgical masks distribution:

[Sent by Gov.sg – 3 Feb]

Mask distribution

Why is the Government distributing masks? Is the situation escalating?
We’re doing so as part of our preparedness, to assure each household that you have access to masks. There is currently no evidence of community spread in Singapore.

Why only 4 surgical masks to each household?
These 4 masks are for use only if you are sick and need to visit a doctor. Clinics and hospitals have enough masks for their patients. Don’t wear the masks if you are well.

What do I do if I miss the distribution?
Visit maskgowhere.gov.sg or call 1800-333-9999 for your collection details. If you miss your collection date, contact your CC/RC to make alternative arrangements.

What is being done to those who sell masks at high prices?
Warnings have been issued to errant retailers. You can report errant sellers to CASE at 6100-0315.

More info:
🔘 Go.gov.sg/maskcollection
🔘 www.moh.gov.sg

I believe stronger action is required to anyone profiting from current situation. We’re all in this together guys!

Update on the number positive cases:

[Sent by Gov.sg – 3 Feb]

Update on 2019 Novel Coronavirus situation in Singapore

As of 2pm on 3 Feb, there are no new confirmed cases of 2019-nCoV infection in Singapore. 18 confirmed cases were earlier announced.

Confirmed cases: 18
Suspect cases tested negative: 262
Pending results: 32

None of the 18 previously announced cases are critically ill. All remain in stable condition. Most are improving.

All the confirmed cases have recent travel history to Wuhan. Currently no evidence of community spread in Singapore.

Contact tracing for the confirmed cases is ongoing.

All close contacts will be quarantined for 14 days from their last exposure to the patient.

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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.

Clarification regarding recent Quarantine Order and Leave of Absence:

[Sent by Gov.sg – 2 Feb]

Difference between a Leave of Absence and a Quarantine Order

A Leave of Absence (LOA) is a precautionary measure to prevent the possible transmission of infections. Those on LOA should stay at home, minimise close contact with others, and monitor their health closely. Those on LOA may leave home briefly to attend to matters, but must return home ASAP.

As those on LOA are isolating themselves as a precaution and they are not unwell, we urge neighbours and landlords to be sympathetic and helpful.

Residents and long-term pass holders who recently returned from China are advised to take a 14-day LOA.

A Quarantine Order is a directive that has legal force with severe penalties for non-compliance. The individual will be isolated with the aim of limiting the spread of the virus in the community. Quarantine can occur in the home, or in Government Quarantine Facilities or hospitals.

All recent travellers to Hubei will be quarantined.

For more, go to www.moh.gov.sg

Updates on Government support for businesses:

[Sent by Gov.sg – 2 Feb]

Support for firms and workers in response to 2019 Novel Coronavirus outbreak

The Government will provide targeted economic support to transport and tourism sectors, which have been directly affected by the nCoV.

If there is an economic slowdown, a package of measures will be introduced to help firms stay afloat and workers remain in their jobs.

This includes measures to help firms retain and train their workers through wage support, and address their short-term cash flow needs.

Full details will be announced at Budget 2020 on 18 Feb.

For more information:
🔘 www.moh.gov.sg (MOH website)
🔘 www.go.gov.sg/ncov-support (Gov.sg article)

Update on number of cases:

[Sent by Gov.sg – 2 Feb]

Update on 2019 novel coronavirus situation in Singapore

As of 2pm on 2 Feb, there are no new confirmed cases of 2019-nCoV infection in Singapore. 18 confirmed cases were earlier announced.

Confirmed cases: 18
Suspect cases tested negative: 240
Pending results: 43

None of the 18 previously announced cases are critically ill. All remain in stable condition. Most are improving.

All the confirmed cases have recent travel history to Wuhan. Currently no evidence of community spread in Singapore.

No need to avoid places

👉There is no need to avoid places where suspected/confirmed cases of nCov infection have been. The risk of infection from transient contact is low.

👉NEA is supporting residents and owners of premises to ensure adequate cleaning and disinfection of areas. Sanitation and hygiene advisories have been issued to places with high public access like hotels and F&B outlets.

Stay updated at:
🔘 www.moh.gov.sg (MOH website)
🔘 go.gov.sg/2019ncov (Gov.sg website)

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.