For the third consecutive day, Singapore has reported no community cases.
As of 12:00pm today (6 Apr), the Ministry of Health (MOH) has preliminarily confirmed 24 new cases of COVID-19 infection.
All are imported cases.
This brings the total number of cases in Singapore to 60,519.
Overall, the number of new cases in the community has remained stable at 2 cases per week in the past 2 weeks. The number of unlinked cases in the community has also remained stable at 2 cases per week in the past 2 weeks.
S’pore Will Begin Accepting Visitors With Digital Travel Pass From May 2021 Onwards
Singapore is set to accept visitors with mobile travel passes from next month onwards, becoming one of the first few nations to embrace the initiative.
According to TODAYonline, travellers with an International Air Transport Association (IATA) mobile travel pass will soon be able to cross into local shores.
The pass, which is essentially a smartphone application that contains digital certificates for COVID-19 tests and vaccines, will offer travellers clearance during pre-departure checks.
Apparently, the pass was successfully trialed by Singapore Airlines (SIA), and is currently under the testing phase by more than 20 carriers, including Malaysia Airlines and Emirates.
“The success of our joint efforts will make IATA’s partnership with the government of Singapore a model for others to follow,” IATA director general Willie Walsh stated.
Currently, present protocols require travellers to go through mandatory pre-departure COVID-19 swabs within the first 72 hours of their flights.
They would then present the results at airport check-in and on arrival.
251 Active Cases
There are currently 46 confirmed cases who are still in hospital. Of these, most are stable or improving, and 1 is in critical condition in the intensive care unit.
205 are isolated and cared for at community facilities. These are those who have mild symptoms, or are clinically well but still test positive for COVID-19.
30 have passed away from complications due to COVID-19 infection.
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