It’s the last week of October, and it appears that we’re going to end October pretty well.
Today (26 October 2020), as of 12 pm, the Ministry of Health (MOH) has preliminarily confirmed 3 new cases of COVID-19 infection.
2 of the cases are imported while the remaining 1 is a dorm case.
This brings the total number of cases to 57,973.
On average, based on yesterday’s numbers, the number of new cases in the community has decreased from 5 cases in the week before, to 2 in the past week.
The number of unlinked cases in the community has remained stable at 2 cases a week in the past 2 weeks.
And nowadays, the topics discussed in coffeeshop is no longer about the number of cases in Singapore, but about TraceTogether.
So, when would be the time when TraceTogether is required for entry to most public places?
Minister: TraceTogether-Only SafeEntry Won’t Proceed Until Everyone Has TraceTogether & is Comfortable Using It
Speaking at an event at Bouna Vista Community Club, Singapore’s foreign minister, Dr Vivian Balakrishnan, noted the mad rush of Singaporeans trying to get themselves a TraceTogether token over the past weekend.
They don’t have to do so, he emphasised, because while the collection points now number at 38, they’ll be available at all community clubs in Singapore by the end of Nov 2020.
Calling out for people in Singapore to remain vigilant despite the low number of Covid-19 cases, the minister revealed that half of the population of Singapore (more than 2.5 million people) has downloaded the TraceTogether app while another 400,000 has collected their tokens.
He also assured that implementing the TraceTogether-only Safe Entry programme will wait until everyone has access to the token or the app “and is comfortable using it”.
You can find out where to collect your token here.
To find out exactly how TraceTogether-Only SafeEntry work, you can read more here.
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