As of Sunday noon (25 Apr), the Ministry of Health (MOH) has preliminarily confirmed an additional 40 cases of COVID-19 infection in Singapore.
This brings the total number of infection cases to 61,006.
All of the new cases today are imported, and had been placed on Stay-Home Notice or isolated upon arrival in Singapore. Amongst them, 12 are Singaporeans or Singapore Permanent Residents, and 6 are foreign domestic workers.
The Ministry will share further updates in its press release tonight.
Travellers from India arriving in Singapore to serve 21-day SHN
As the number of COVID-19 cases continue to soar in India, the MOH has announced on Tuesday (20 Apr) that travellers with recent travel history to India will soon have to serve 21-day SHN once they arrived in Singapore.
This is an increase from the current 14-day SHN at dedicated facilities. MOH explained in a statement that after completing the 14-day SHN at a dedicated facility, travellers will have to serve an additional seven days at their place of residence in Singapore.
They will also be tested twice for the coronavirus, upon the completion of each isolation period.
The Ministry also stated that this updated requirement will kick in from 11.59pm on Thursday (22 Apr), including for those who have not completed their first 14-day SHN by that time.
If that’s not all, MOH has also announced an indefinite on entry for visitors who are not residents in Singapore and visited India in the last 14 days with effect from Friday (23 Apr) midnight.
Travellers from Hong Kong to serve 7-Day SHN; lifting of entry restrictions for travellers from UK, South Africa
Given the improved local situation in Hong Kong, travellers arriving from Hong Kong from 11.59pm this Thursday will undergo a reduced 7-day SHN, which can be served at their place of residence if suitable.
According to MOH, they will be subjected to an on-arrival COVID-19 Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test and another PCR test before the end of their 7-day SHN.
Moreover, long-term pass holders and short-term visitors with recent travel history to the UK and South Africa within the last 14 days will also be allowed entry into Singapore, after obtaining the relevant entry approvals.
They will also be allowed to transit through Singapore on airlines approved to operate such transfers.