The COVID-19 situation is constantly evolving, especially on a global scale.
In response to this, Singapore has implemented various measures to curb the spread of the virus.
And in the latest news…
S’pore Issues Ban For Travellers Who Recently Travelled To Cheongdo or Daegu
On the other hand, Singapore residents and long-term pass holders who are returning to Singapore but have been to either of the two places in the last 14 days will be issued a stay-home notice.
This stay-home notice will require that they stay in their homes at all times for 14 days.
These new measures were announced by the multi-ministry task force that’s spearheading the battle against the COVID-19.
Why & When It’ll Take Effect
South Korea is now the country with the largest amount of confirmed cases outside of China.
The task force also pointed out that these two places have been where most of the COVID-19 confirmed cases have occurred in South Korea.
The task force said, “With the rapidly evolving situation in these regions, visitors and returning travellers from Daegu and Cheongdo pose a heightened risk to Singapore.”
These measures will take effect from 11.59 pm on Tuesday. As of 25 Feb, South Korea reported 997 confirmed cases of COVID-19 infections.
501 of these cases are linked to the Shincheonji Church of Jesus in Daegu, while 113 are linked to Daenam Hospital in Cheongdo.
246 other cases are currently under investigation and are not linked to either of the clusters.
South Korea has since raised its alert level on the COVID-19 outbreak to the highest one, “serious”.
The Ministry of Health has since advised travellers to avoid all non-essential travel to Daegu and Cheongdo and to be careful when travelling to South Korea.
In addition, beginning Wednesday at 11.59pm, all work pass holders and their dependents with a travel history to Daegu and Cheongdo within the last 14 days are required to get approval from the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) before they can travel to Singapore.
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