Timeline of the COVID-19 pandemic in Singapore

This article documents the timeline of the COVID-19 pandemic in Singapore.

COVID-19 cases in Singapore  ()
     Deaths        Recoveries        Hospitalised        In community facilities[i]
Date
# of cases
# of deaths
2020-01-23
1(n.a.)
2020-01-24
3(+200%)
2020-01-25
3(=)
2020-01-26
4(+33%)
2020-01-27
5(+25%)
2020-01-28
7(+40%)
2020-01-29
10(+43%)
2020-01-30
13(+30%)
2020-01-31
16(+23%)
2020-02-01
18(+13%)
18(=)
2020-02-04
24(+33%)
2020-02-05
28(+17%)
2020-02-06
30(+7.1%)
2020-02-07
33(+10%)
2020-02-08
40(+21%)
2020-02-09
43(+7.5%)
2020-02-10
45(+4.7%)
2020-02-11
47(+4.4%)
2020-02-12
50(+6.4%)
2020-02-13
58(+16%)
2020-02-14
67(+16%)
2020-02-15
72(+7.5%)
2020-02-16
75(+4.2%)
2020-02-17
77(+2.7%)
2020-02-18
81(+5.2%)
2020-02-19
84(+3.7%)
2020-02-20
85(+1.2%)
2020-02-21
86(+1.2%)
2020-02-22
89(+3.5%)
2020-02-23
89(=)
2020-02-24
90(+1.1%)
2020-02-25
91(+1.1%)
2020-02-26
93(+2.2%)
2020-02-27
96(+3.2%)
2020-02-28
98(+2.1%)
2020-02-29
102(+4.1%)
2020-03-01
106(+3.9%)
2020-03-02
108(+1.9%)
2020-03-03
110(+1.9%)
2020-03-04
112(+1.8%)
2020-03-05
117(+4.5%)
2020-03-06
130(+11%)
2020-03-07
138(+6.2%)
2020-03-08
150(+8.7%)
2020-03-09
160(+6.7%)
2020-03-10
166(+3.8%)
2020-03-11
178(+7.2%)
2020-03-12
187(+5.1%)
2020-03-13
200(+7.0%)
2020-03-14
212(+6.0%)
2020-03-15
226(+6.6%)
2020-03-16
243(+7.5%)
2020-03-17
266(+9.5%)
2020-03-18
313(+18%)
2020-03-19
345(+10%)
2020-03-20
385(+12%)
2020-03-21
432(+12%) 2(n.a.)
2020-03-22
455(+5.3%) 2(=)
2020-03-23
509(+12%) 2(=)
2020-03-24
558(+10%) 2(=)
2020-03-25
631(+13%) 2(=)
2020-03-26
683(+8.2%) 2(=)
2020-03-27
732(+7.2%) 2(=)
2020-03-28
802(+10%) 2(=)
2020-03-29
844(+5.2%) 3(+50%)
2020-03-30
879(+4.1%) 3(=)
2020-03-31
926(+5.3%) 3(=)
2020-04-01
1,000(+8.0%) 3(=)
2020-04-02
1,049(+4.9%) 4(+33%)
2020-04-03
1,114(+6.2%) 5(+25%)
2020-04-04
1,189(+6.7%) 6(+20%)
2020-04-05
1,309(+10%) 6(=)
2020-04-06
1,375(+5.0%) 6(=)
2020-04-07
1,481(+7.7%) 6(=)
2020-04-08
1,623(+9.6%) 6(=)
2020-04-09
1,910(+18%) 6(=)
2020-04-10
2,108(+10%) 7(+17%)
2020-04-11
2,299(+9.1%) 8(+14%)
2020-04-12
2,532(+10%) 8(=)
2020-04-13
2,918(+15%) 9(+13%)
2020-04-14
3,252(+11%) 10(+11%)
2020-04-15
3,699(+14%) 10(=)
2020-04-16
4,427(+20%) 10(=)
2020-04-17
5,050(+14%) 11(+10%)
2020-04-18
5,992(+19%) 11(=)
2020-04-19
6,588(+10%) 11(=)
2020-04-20
8,014(+22%) 11(=)
2020-04-21
9,125(+14%) 11(=)
2020-04-22
10,141(+11%) 12(+9.1%)
2020-04-23
11,178(+10%) 12(=)
2020-04-24
12,075(+8.0%) 12(=)
2020-04-25
12,693(+5.1%) 12(=)
2020-04-26
13,624(+7.3%) 12(=)
2020-04-27
14,423(+5.9%) 14(+17%)
2020-04-28
14,951(+3.7%) 14(=)
2020-04-29
15,641(+4.6%) 14(=)
2020-04-30
16,169(+3.4%) 15(+7.1%)
2020-05-01
17,101(+5.8%) 16(+6.7%)
2020-05-02
17,548(+2.6%) 17(+6.3%)
2020-05-03
18,205(+3.7%) 18(+5.9%)
2020-05-04
18,778(+3.2%) 18(=)
2020-05-05
19,410(+3.4%) 18(=)
2020-05-06
20,198(+3.9%) 20(+11%)
2020-05-07
20,939(+3.7%) 20(=)
2020-05-08
21,707(+3.7%) 20(=)
2020-05-09
22,460(+3.5%) 20(=)
2020-05-10
23,336(+3.9%) 20(=)
2020-05-11
23,787(+1.9%) 21(+5.0%)
2020-05-12
24,671(+3.7%) 21(=)
2020-05-13
25,346(+2.7%) 21(=)
2020-05-14
26,098(+3.0%) 21(=)
2020-05-15
26,891(+3.0%) 21(=)
2020-05-16
27,356(+1.7%) 22(+4.8%)
2020-05-17
28,038(+2.5%) 22(=)
2020-05-18
28,343(+1.1%) 22(=)
2020-05-19
28,794(+1.6%) 22(=)
2020-05-20
29,364(+2.0%) 22(=)
2020-05-21
29,812(+1.5%) 23(+4.5%)
2020-05-22
30,426(+2.1%) 23(=)
2020-05-23
31,068(+2.1%) 23(=)
2020-05-24
31,616(+1.8%) 23(=)
2020-05-25
31,960(+1.1%) 23(=)
2020-05-26
32,343(+1.2%) 23(=)
Based on confirmed cases reported daily by the Ministry of Health correct as of 12pm on the day of the update.[1]

Notes:

  1. ^ From 25 March 2020 onwards, cases who are clinically well enough to be discharged from medical care but still test positive for COVID-19 are discharged to isolation and cared for at private hospitals such as Concord International Hospital, Mount Elizabeth Hospital and Gleneagles Hospital as well as a Community Isolation Facility at D’Resort NTUC.[2] Since 10 April, another Community Isolation Facility began operating at the Singapore Expo.[3] From 23 April 2020, those with mild symptoms would also be isolated and cared for at such community facilities.[4] The third Community Isolation Facility began operating in Changi Exhibition Centre on 25 April 2020.[5]

TimelineEdit

January 2020Edit

  • 4 January: The first suspected case is reported,[6] later confirmed not linked and due to RSV.[7]
  • 10 January: The second suspected case is reported,[8] later confirmed not linked.[9]
  • 16 January: The third suspected case is reported,[10] since tested negative.[11]
  • 17 January: Two suspected cases are reported, bringing the number to five.[11] Both cases have since tested negative.[12]
  • 18 January: The sixth suspected case is reported,[12] since tested negative.[13]
  • 20 January: The seventh suspected case is reported,[14][13] since tested negative.[15]
  • 22 January: Three suspected cases are detected.[16]
  • 23 January: The first case in Singapore is confirmed, involving a 66-year-old Chinese national from Wuhan who flew from Guangzhou via China Southern Airlines flight CZ351 with nine companions. He stayed at Shangri-La's Rasa Sentosa Resort and Spa. Contact tracing subsequently commenced. Preliminary tests showed positive results for another, with another 28 suspected cases detected after enhanced testing.[17][18]
  • 24 January: Two more cases are confirmed, bringing the total to 3. 44 suspected cases are reported, of which 13 are negative.[19]
  • 25 January: No new cases are confirmed with 64 suspected ones. Of these, 29 are negative with 32 pending.[20]
  • 26 January: The fourth case is confirmed.[21] Later that day, there are 92 suspect cases, of which 46 are negative.[22]
  • 27 January: The fifth case is confirmed. There are a total of 124 suspect cases, of which 62 are negative.[23]
  • 28 January: Two more cases are confirmed, bringing the total to 7. A total of 170 suspect cases are tested, with 91 negative.[24]
  • 29 January: Three more cases are confirmed, with 124 negative suspected cases, bringing the total to 10.[25]
  • 30 January: Three more cases are confirmed, with 164 negative suspected cases, bringing the total to 13.[26]
  • 31 January: Three more cases are confirmed including the first Singaporean case, a 47-year-old woman who arrived on a Scoot flight from Wuhan, bringing the total to 16.[27]

February 2020Edit

  • 4 February: The first few cases originating from local transmission were reported. Yong Thai Hang, a shop that mainly serves Chinese tourists, was identified as the locus of the infection, where four women without recent history of travel to China contracted the virus.[28] On the same day, the first recovery was reported as Case 7, a 35-year-old Chinese male from Wuhan who was discharged from the National Centre for Infectious Diseases after testing negative.[29]
  • 7 February: Authorities raised the nation's Disease Outbreak Response System Condition (DORSCON) level from Yellow to Orange after more cases with unclear origins surfaced.[30][31]
  • 8 February: Lee Hsien Loong, the Prime Minister of Singapore, expressed his worry about some cases with no known chain of transmission of the infection directly from Wuhan or indirectly via cases traced in Singapore. He suggested that it might become "futile to try to trace every contact".[32][33]
  • 25 February: The Life Church and Missions Singapore and the Grace Assembly of God clusters were found to be linked to cases 8 and 9, as well as cases 83 and 91 through serological tests, the first such successful test in the world.[34]

March 2020Edit

  • 10 March: Singapore allowed 600 passengers to disembark from the Italian cruise ship Costa Fortuna, after being denied by Malaysia and Thailand ports with all passengers found to be well.[35] The majority of them left for the airport immediately.[36] The director-general of the World Health Organization, Tedros Adhanom, has praised the government's approach to containment.[37]
  • 12 March: Lee Hsien Loong delivered his second address to the nation on the outbreak. He mentioned that the DORSCON level will remain Orange. He also stated that Singapore will not isolate from the rest of the world, taking temporary control measures instead.[38]
  • 20 March: 40 new cases were recorded. 28 cases were imported.[39]
  • 21 March: 47 new cases were recorded. 39 cases were imported.[39] Singapore recorded its first two deaths involving a 75-year-old Singaporean woman and 64-year-old Indonesian man. It was reported that the female had a history of chronic heart disease and hypertension, while the male had a history of heart disease.[40]
  • 22 March: 23 new cases were recorded. 18 cases were imported.[39] A total of 14 people were in ICU.[41]
  • 23 March: 54 new cases were recorded. 48 cases were imported.[39] A total of 15 people were in ICU.[41]
  • 24 March: 49 new cases were recorded. 32 cases were imported.[39] A total of 17 people were in ICU.[41]
  • 25 March: 73 new cases were reported, with a new cluster of 18 cases involving a PAP Community Foundation (PCF) Sparkletots Centre. As a result, all PCF centres were closed for four days starting from 26 March.[42][43] 38 cases were imported.[39] A total of 27 people were in ICU.[41]
  • 26 March: 52 new cases were recorded. 28 cases were imported.[39] A total of 18 people were in ICU.[41]
  • 27 March: An additional 49 new cases were reported, of which 22 were imported. A total of 17 people were in ICU.[41] There were 3 new cases that were attributed to a cluster at SingPost Centre, a packet processing facility. SingPost later clarified that those who had tested positive were two full-time members of staff and a contract staff, none of who had contact with the general public in their normal role.[44][45]
  • 28 March: The Ministry of Health announced 70 new cases which brought the total number of cases to 802. Of the 70 new cases, 41 were imported with 29 locally sourced. A total of 19 people were in ICU.[41] According to the Singapore Police Force, two officers were included in this new number of cases. There was a further case from the Sparkletots Centre reported on the 25 March and an additional two cases from the Singapore Post Centre reported the previous day.[46][47]
  • 29 March: 42 new cases were recorded. 24 cases were imported.[39] A total of 19 people were in ICU.[41] The Ministry of Health announced that a 70-year-old Singaporean man had died as a result of complications related to COVID-19, bringing the total number of Singaporeans who have died from COVID-19 to three. He had been admitted on 29 February to Singapore General Hospital and had a history of hypertension and high cholesterol.[48]
  • 30 March: 35 new cases were announced, bringing the total number of cases to 879. 26 were local and the remaining 9 were imported. A total of 19 people were in ICU.[41] There were three new clusters: S11 Dormitory  @  Punggol (4 cases), the Wilby Residences (7 cases) and Hero's (5 cases). It was also reported that 16 cases previously admitted to hospital had now been discharged, bringing the total discharged to 228.[49] Health Minister Gan Kim Yong once again stressed the importance of social distancing. In addition, National Development Minister Lawrence Wong emphasized why lockdowns might not be sufficient.[50]
  • 31 March: 47 new cases were recorded. 16 cases were imported.[39] A total of 22 people were in ICU.[41]

April 2020Edit

 
Number of cases (blue) and number of deaths (red) on a logarithmic scale.
  • 1 April: 74 new cases were recorded. 20 cases were imported.[39]
  • 2 April: 49 new cases were recorded, bringing the total recorded to 1,049. 8 cases were imported.[39] A total of 23 people were reported to be in ICU with 224 discharged.[39] A 68-year-old Indonesian man died in the morning due to complications related to COVID-19, bringing the death toll to 4. He was a work pass holder and had returned from Indonesia on 16 March. He was considered an imported case of infection.[51]
  • 3 April: An 86-year-old Singaporean woman died in the morning due to complications related to COVID-19, according to MOH, having been first admitted to NCID on 31 March. It was reported that this was related to the outbreak at Lee Ah Mooi Old Age Home at 1 Thomson Lane where 12 such cases have since been linked to this cluster.[52] On the same day MOH confirmed that there were 65 new cases of COVID-19 infections, bringing the total number of infections to 1,114. From the new cases, 56 were classified as local, with 9 being reported as imported, with some 235 in total as being discharged.[53] A total of 25 people were reported to be in ICU.[54] MOH also announced 3 new clusters, including Ce La Vi in Marina Bay Sands, Singapore Cricket Club and a construction site in the Raffles Place area.[55]
  • 4 April: An 88-year-old male Singapore permanent resident died in the morning due to complications related to COVID-19, according to MOH. He was first admitted to NCID on 30 March.[56] He had been linked to a cluster at the Singapore Cricket Club.[56] It was also announced that there were 75 new cases reported, bringing the total number of infections in Singapore to 1,189 - this the highest daily increase since the pandemic began. Of the total, 69 were reported as local infections while six were imported.[57] A total of 26 people were in ICU.[41]
  • 5 April: There were 120 new cases reported, which was the largest daily increase in Singapore since the pandemic began. This brought the total number of infections in the country to 1,309. Only 4 cases were imported while 32 of the locally reported cases were linked to two foreign worker dormitories, which are S11 Dormitory @ Punggol and Westlite Toh Guan with 62 and 38 cases respectively.[58] Preparations were underway to allow Singapore Expo to house clinically well but still positive cases.[59]
  • 6 April: 66 new COVID-19 cases were reported, with 1 being imported and the remaining 65 being local cases. There were also 2 new clusters: one at Little Gems Preschool and the other at Kranji Lodge workers' dormitory. There were 25 new cases at the S11 Dormitory @ Punggol, bringing the total 88 cases and another 6 new cases at the Toh Guan Dormitory, bringing its total to 14.[60]
  • 7 April: It was reported that there was 106 new cases related to COVID-19, of which 3 were imported and the remaining 103 were local cases. This brought the total number of cases to 1,481.[61]
  • 8 April: 142 new cases of COVID-19 were reported, bringing the total number of cases reported to 1,623. This was also highest daily rise since the outbreak began. In addition, an Indian national was posthumously confirmed to have COVID-19 after he died from ischaemic heart disease, and not due to complications from COVID-19.[62][63][64][65]
  • 9 April: A record 287 new cases were reported, with 166 of them being linked to the S11 Dormitory @ Punggol cluster. Preliminary investigations linked five dormitory clusters to the Mustafa Centre cluster, where it is believed workers had contracted the virus and carried it back to their dormitories, unknowingly spreading it through close contact.[66][67] An 86-year-old woman died in the evening at the NCID.[68]
  • 10 April: There were 198 new cases reported, with no imported cases, reported total: 2108. 79 were linked to previously reported clusters at foreign worker dormitories. In addition, there were three new clusters: another foreign worker dormitory (31 Sungei Kadut Avenue), a construction site at the National University Hospital (NUH) and the ICA.[68] After the announcement on 5 April that Singapore Expo to house some clinically well but still COVID-19 positive cases, the first batch of patients were due to arrive.[69][70]
  • 11 April: 191 new cases were reported. There were no imported cases. This brought the total to 2,299 reported cases since the outbreak began. An 80-year-old man was reported to have died in the morning at the National Centre for Infectious Diseases after being admitted on 3 April. There were three new clusters reported with two of them being foreign worker dormitories.[71][72]
  • 12 April: Another 233 new cases were reported, bringing the total number of cases 2,532. Again, there were no imported cases. There were seven new clusters. It was reported that five McDonald's employees from Forum Galleria, Lido, Parklane and Geylang East Central had been diagnosed with COVID-19. Their respective restaurants had been cleaned and shut for the time being. In response to the rising number of cases in foreign worker dormitories, Minister Wong stated that this was to do with increased testing.[73][74][75]
  • 13 April: 386 new cases were reported, a record number bringing the total number to 2,918. Most of the new cases came from foreign workers in dormitories. A 65-year-old male Singapore citizen died from complications due to COVID-19, bringing the death toll to 9. Once again, there were no imported cases. 4 new clusters have been reported which includes ABC Hostels, Jalan Kubor and 2 dormitories.[76][77]
  • 14 April: 334 new cases were reported bringing total number of cases to 3,252. There were no imported cases. 198 were linked to existing clusters, 22 were linked to previous cases. The remaining 114 were unlinked at the time of reporting and were pending contact tracing. A 70-year-old Singaporean man died due to complications from COVID-19, bringing total deaths to 10.[78]
  • 15 April: There were 447 new cases reported, with the majority (404) coming from foreign worker dormitories. Again there were no imported cases - the fifth day where there had been no new cases from abroad. There were four new clusters identified, three of which were foreign worker dormitories. In addition, a Malaysian national was posthumously confirmed to have COVID-19 after he died from causes unrelated to complications from COVID-19 infection.[79][80]
  • 16 April: 728 new cases were reported, with the majority (654) again being reported from foreign worker dormitories. Again there were no new imported cases. 31 patients were discharged bringing the total of those to have fully recovered to 683.[81]
  • 17 April: 623 new cases were recorded, of which 22 were citizens or permanent residents; bringing the total to cases reported to date to 5,050. There was 1 imported cases reported. 595 cases were reported to be work permit holders (of which, those not residing in dorms were 37, while dorm residents were 558). A total of 22 people were in ICU, with 2,091 in general wards while 2,218 were in community isolation facilities, private hospitals and community hospitals. To date, 312 cases had been discharged.[82] A 95-year-old Singaporean man becomes the 11th fatality as reported by MOH.[83]
  • 18 April: 942 new cases were recorded, of which 14 were citizens or permanent residents; bringing the total to cases reported to date to 5,992. There were no imported cases reported. 920 cases were reported to be work permit holders (of which, those not residing in dorms were 27, while dorm residents were 893). A total of 23 people were in ICU, with 2,540 in general wards while 2,678 were in community isolation facilities, private hospitals and community hospitals. To date, 328 cases had been discharged.[84] Three new clusters are formed. In addition, a Malaysian national who had COVID-19 died from a heart attack.[85]
  • 19 April: 596 new cases were recorded, of which 24 were citizens or permanent residents; bringing the total to cases reported to date to 6,588. There were no imported cases reported. 566 cases were reported to be work permit holders (of which, those not residing in dorms were 22, while dorm residents were 544). A total of 22 people were in ICU, with 2,899 in general wards while 2,888 were in community isolation facilities, private hospitals and community hospitals. To date, 429 cases had been discharged.[86]
  • 20 April: A record 1,426 cases were reported, of which 18 were citizens or permanent residents; bringing the total to cases reported to date to 8,014. There were no imported cases reported. 1,401 cases were reported to be work permit holders (of which, those not residing in dorms were 32, while dorm residents were 1,369). A total of 23 people were in ICU, with 3,397 in general wards while 3,782 were in community isolation facilities, private hospitals and community hospitals. To date, 449 cases had been discharged.[87][88]
  • 21 April: 1,111 new cases were recorded, of which 20 were citizens or permanent residents; bringing the total to cases reported to date to 9,125. There were no imported cases reported. 1,083 cases were reported to be work permit holders (of which, those not residing in dorms were 33, while dorm residents were 1,050). A total of 27 people were in ICU, with 3,566 in general wards while 4,682 were in community isolation facilities, private hospitals and community hospitals. To date, 468 cases had been discharged.[88]
  • 22 April: 1,016 new cases were recorded, of which 15 were citizens or permanent residents; bringing the total to cases reported to date to 10,141. There were no imported cases reported. 999 cases were reported to be work permit holders (of which, those not residing in dorms were 32, while dorm residents were 967). A total of 25 people were in ICU with 4,209 in general wards while 4,999 were in community isolation facilities, private hospitals and community hospitals. To date, 483 cases had been discharged.[89] An 84-year-old Singaporean woman died a result of complications due to COVID-19, bringing the total number of deaths related to COVID-19 to 12.[90][89]
  • 23 April: 1,037 new cases were recorded, of which 22 were citizens or permanent residents; bringing the total to cases reported to date to 11,178. There were no imported cases reported. 1,012 cases were reported to be work permit holders (of which, those not residing in dorms were 30, while dorm residents were 982). A total of 26 people were in ICU, with 1,342 in general wards while 8,874 were in community isolation facilities, private hospitals and community hospitals. To date, 490 cases had been discharged.[91] Earlier in the morning, an Indian national who had COVID-19 was found dead at a staircase landing, with the cause of death due to falling from height.[92][93]
  • 24 April: 897 new cases were recorded, of which 13 were citizens or permanent residents; bringing the total to cases reported to date to 12,075. There were no imported cases reported. 872 cases were reported to be work permit holders (of which, those not residing in dorms were 19, while dorm residents were 853). A total of 24 people were in ICU, with 1,205 in general wards while 9,878 were in community isolation facilities, private hospitals and community hospitals. To date, 507 cases had been discharged.[94]
  • 25 April: 618 new cases were recorded, of which 7 are citizens or permanent residents. This brings the total to 12,693.[95] In addition, Changi Exhibition Centre becomes the third Community Isolation Facility to receive patients.[96] There were no imported cases reported.[97]
  • 26 April: 931 new cases were recorded, of which eighteen were cases in the community (13 were citizens or permanent residents and 5 were work pass holders), bringing the total cases reported to date to 13,624. There were 2 imported cases reported. 911 cases were reported to be work permit holders (of which, those not residing in dorms were 25, while dorm residents were 886). A total of 22 people were in ICU, with 1,289 in general wards while 11,241 were in isolation facilities. To date, 1,060 cases were reported to have recovered (with 514 completing isolation and 546 cases had been discharged from hospital).[98]
  • 27 April: 799 new cases were recorded, of which 14 were citizens or permanent residents; bringing the total to cases reported to date to 14,423. There were no imported cases reported. 781 cases were reported to be work permit holders (of which, those not residing in dorms were 17, while dorm residents were 764). A total of 20 people were in ICU, with 1,431 in general wards while 11,863 were in care facilities.[99] Later, two more deaths caused by COVID-19 complications are confirmed involving an 82-year-old Singaporean man and an 81-year-old Singaporean man.[100]
  • 28 April: 528 new cases were recorded, of which 7 were citizens or permanent residents; bringing the total to cases reported to date to 14,951. There were no imported cases reported. 518 cases were reported to be work permit holders (of which, those not residing in dorms were 7, while dorm residents were 511). A total of 21 people were in ICU with 1,688 in general wards while 12,120 were in care facilities, previously called isolation facilities and include community isolation facilities, private hospitals and community hospitals and other care facilities. To date, 577 cases had been discharged.[101]
  • 29 April: 690 new cases were recorded, of which eleven were cases in the community (6 were citizens or permanent residents and 5 were work pass holders); bringing the total to cases reported to date to 15,641. There were no imported cases reported. 679 cases were reported to be work permit holders (of which, those not residing in dorms were 19, while dorm residents were 660). A total of 22 people were in ICU, with 1,692 in general wards while 12,725 were in care facilities. To date, 1,188 cases were reported to have recovered (with 594 completing isolation and 594 cases had been discharged from hospital).[102]
  • 30 April: 528 new cases were recorded, of which nine were cases in the community (6 were citizens or permanent residents and 3 were work pass holders); bringing the total to cases reported to date to 16,169. There were no imported cases reported. 519 cases were reported to be work permit holders (of which, those not residing in dorms were 31, while dorm residents were 488). A total of 21 people were in ICU, with 1,687 in general wards while 13,202 were in care facilities. To date, 1,244 cases were reported to have recovered (with 624 completing isolation and 620 cases had been discharged from hospital).[103] A 58-year-old Singaporean woman died of complications related to COVID-19, bringing the total number of deaths to 15. In addition, 12 new clusters were uncovered including at the Institute of Mental Health.[104]

May 2020Edit

  • 1 May: 932 new cases were recorded, of which 11 were cases in the community (five were citizens or permanent residents and six were work pass holders); bringing the total to cases reported to date to 17,101. There were no imported cases reported. 921 cases were reported to be work permit holders (of which, those not residing in dorms were 16, while dorm residents were 905). A total of 23 people were in ICU, with 1,741 in general wards while 14,053 were in care facilities. To date, 1,268 cases were reported to have recovered (with 630 completing isolation and 638 cases had been discharged from hospital).[105] A 60-year-old Singaporean man died of complications related to COVID-19, bringing the total number of deaths to 16.[106]
  • 2 May: 447 new cases were recorded, of which six were cases in the community (four were citizens or permanent residents and two were work pass holders), bringing the total to cases reported to date to 17,548. There were no imported cases reported. 441 cases were reported to be work permit holders (of which, those not residing in dorms were 10, while dorm residents were 431). A total of 24 people were in ICU with 1,686 in general wards while 14,474 were in care facilities. To date, 1,347 cases were reported to have recovered (with 685 completing isolation and 662 cases had been discharged from hospital).[107] A 76-year-old Singaporean man died from complications related to COVID-19, bringing the total number of deaths to 17, while a 47-year-old Bangladeshi man died before being confirmed to have COVID-19, with the cause of death being a heart attack.[108][109]
  • 3 May: 657 new cases were recorded, of which 13 were cases in the community (10 were citizens or permanent residents and three were work pass holders), bringing the total cases reported to date to 18,205. There were no imported cases reported. 644 cases were reported to be work permit holders (of which, those not residing in dorms were 18, while dorm residents were 626). A total of 22 people were in ICU with 1,608 in general wards while 15,149 were in care facilities. To date, 1,408 cases were reported to have recovered (with 722 completing isolation and 686 cases had been discharged from hospital).[110] MOH attributed the fluctuation of cases in recent days to a case backlog in a laboratory, with steps to fix that in progress. An 86-year-old Singaporean woman died from complications related to COVID-19, bringing the total number of deaths to 18.[111][112]
  • 4 May: 573 new cases were recorded, of which five were cases in the community (five were citizens or permanent residents and none were work pass holders) bringing the total cases reported to date to 18,778. There were no imported cases reported. 568 cases were reported to be work permit holders (of which, those not residing in dorms were eight, while dorm residents were 560). A total of 25 people were in ICU with 1,466 in general wards while 15,812 were in care facilities. To date, 1,457 cases were reported to have recovered (with 744 completing isolation and 713 cases had been discharged from hospital).[113]
  • 5 May: 632 new cases were recorded, of which 12 were cases in the community (eight were citizens or permanent residents and four were work pass holders), bringing the total cases reported to date to 19,410. There were no imported cases reported. 620 cases were reported to be work permit holders (of which, those not residing in dorms were 15, while dorm residents were 605). A total of 24 people were in ICU with 1,560 in general wards while 16,289 were in care facilities. To date, 1,519 cases were reported to have recovered (with 786 completing isolation and 733 cases had been discharged from hospital).[114] In addition, a 44-year-old Bangladeshi man who had COVID-19 died from a heart attack.[115]
  • 6 May: 788 new cases were recorded, of which 13 were cases in the community (11 were citizens or permanent residents and two were work pass holders), bringing the total cases reported to date to 20,198. There were no imported cases reported. 734 cases were reported to be work permit holders (of which, those not residing in dorms were nine, while dorm residents were 725). A total of 23 people were in ICU with 1,439 in general wards while 17,082 were in care facilities. To date, 1,634 cases were reported to have recovered (with 860 completing isolation and 774 cases had been discharged from hospital).[116] Two more Singaporeans died from complications related to COVID-19, bringing the total number of deaths to 20. One was a 97-year-old Singaporean woman who had a history of hypertension, the other was a 73 year-old Singapore man and had a history of hypertension, hyperlipidaemia and diabetes mellitus.[117]
  • 7 May: 741 new cases were recorded, of which seven were cases in the community (five were citizens or permanent residents and two were work pass holders), bringing the total cases reported to date to 20,939. There were no imported cases reported. 921 cases were reported to be work permit holders (of which, those not residing in dorms were 16, while dorm residents were 905). A total of 19 people were in ICU, with 1,357 in general wards while 17,831 were in care facilities. To date, 1,712 cases were reported to have recovered (with 896 completing isolation and 816 cases had been discharged from hospital).[118]
  • 8 May: 768 new cases were recorded, of which eleven were cases in the community (10 were citizens or permanent residents and one was a work pass holder), bringing the total cases reported to date to 21,707.[119] There were no imported cases reported. 757 cases were reported to be work permit holders (of which, those not residing in dorms were seven, while dorm residents were 750). A total of 22 people were in ICU, with 1,223 in general wards while 18,402 were in care facilities. To date, 2,040 cases were reported to have recovered (with 1,205 completing isolation and 835 cases discharged from hospital).[120]
  • 9 May: 753 new cases were recorded, of which eleven were cases in the community (nine were citizens or permanent residents and two were work pass holders) bringing the total cases reported to date to 22,460.[121] There were no imported cases reported. 742 cases were reported to be work permit holders (of which, those not residing in dorms were three, while dorm residents were 739). A total of 23 people were in ICU, with 1,101 in general wards while 19,020 were in care facilities. To date, 2,296 cases were reported to have recovered (with 1,442 completing isolation and 854 cases discharged from hospital).[122]
  • 10 May: 876 new cases were recorded, of which four were cases in the community (two were citizens or permanent residents and two were work pass holders) bringing the total cases reported to date to 23,336.[123] There was one imported case reported, being a 61-year-old Singaporean man (Case 22872) who returned to Singapore from Qatar. 871 cases were reported to be work permit holders (of which, those not residing in dorms were 11, while dorm residents were 860). A total of 22 people were in ICU, with 1,075 in general wards while 19,498 were in care facilities. To date, 2,721 cases were reported to have recovered (with 1,836 completing isolation and 885 cases discharged from hospital). In addition, there were 33 false positive tests due to calibration issues in one of the test kits.[124][125][126]
  • 11 May: 486 new cases were recorded, of which three were cases in the community (two were citizens or permanent residents and one was a work pass holder) bringing the total cases reported to date to 23,787 (with 35 cases being false positives removed). There were no imported cases reported. 483 cases were reported to be work permit holders (of which, those not residing in dorms were two, while dorm residents were 481). A total of 24 people were in ICU, with 1,069 in general wards while 19,448 were in care facilities. To date, 3,225 cases were reported to have recovered (with 2,322 completing isolation and 903 cases discharged from hospital).[127] While new cases were almost half that reported the day previously, this was partly due to the fact that a lab had reduced its processing capacity for re-calibration of its testing apparatus.[128][129] One more death related to COVID-19 complications occurred in a 68-year-old Singaporean citizen, bringing the total to 21. A 53-year-old Indian national died from a heart attack and was subsequently tested positive.[130]
  • 12 May: 884 new cases were recorded, of which four were cases in the community (three were citizens or permanent residents and one was a work pass holder) bringing the total cases reported to date to 24,671. There were no imported cases reported. 880 cases were reported to be work permit holders (of which, those not residing in dorms were three, while dorm residents were 877). A total of 20 people were in ICU, with 1,112 in general wards while 19,667 were in care facilities. To date, 3,851 cases were reported to have recovered (with 2,927 completing isolation and 924 cases discharged from hospital).[131] Another two deaths from other causes, being a 50-year-old Thai man, who died on 12 May, and a 31-year-old Indian man, who died on 10 May, were reported, subsequently testing positive.[132][133]
  • 13 May: 675 new cases were recorded, of which four were cases in the community (two were citizens or permanent residents and two were work pass holders). This brings the total cases reported to date to 25,346. 671 cases were reported to be work permit holders in dorms. A total of 19 people were in ICU, with 1,018 in general wards while 19,479 were in care facilities. To date, 4,809 cases were reported to have recovered (with 3,858 completing isolation and 951 cases discharged from hospital).[134][135]
  • 14 May: 752 new cases were recorded, of which two were cases in the community (two were citizens or permanent residents and there were no work pass holders), bringing the total cases reported to date to 26,098. There were no imported cases reported. 750 cases were reported to be work permit holders (of which, there were none who do not reside in dorms, while dorm residents were 750). A total of 20 people were in ICU, with 1,052 in general wards while 19,032 were in care facilities. To date, 5,973 cases were reported to have recovered (with 4,978 completing isolation and 995 cases discharged from hospital).[136]
  • 15 May: 793 new cases were recorded, of which one was a case in the community (one was a citizen or permanent resident and there were no work pass holders), bringing the total cases reported to date to 26,891. There were no imported cases reported. 792 cases were reported to be work permit holders (of which, those not residing in dorms were one, while dorm residents were 791). A total of 18 people were in ICU, with 1,106 in general wards while 18,498 were in care facilities. To date, 7,248 cases were reported to have recovered (with 6,229 completing isolation and 1,019 cases discharged from hospital).[137]
  • 16 May: 465 new cases were recorded, of which five were cases in the community (four were citizens or permanent residents and one was a work pass holder). This brings the total cases reported to date to 27,356. There were no imported cases reported. 460 cases were reported to be work permit holders (of which, those not residing in dorms were three, while dorm residents were 457). From 8 to 14 May, links to 68 previously unlinked cases were uncovered. A total of 16 people were in ICU, with 1,111 in general wards while 17,881 were in care facilities. To date, 8,342 cases were reported to have recovered (with 7,309 completing isolation and 1,033 cases discharged from hospital).[138] One more death related to COVID-19 complications occurred in a 67-year-old Singaporean citizen, bringing the total to 22.[139] Earlier, 18 patients who had persistently been tested positive have been officially discharged from the D'Resort isolation facility, after they were deemed no longer infectious. It was revealed after PCR testing that it was due to them shedding dead virus components.[140]
  • 17 May: 682 new cases were recorded, of which five were cases in the community (four were citizens or permanent residents and one was a work pass holder), bringing the total cases reported to date to 28,038. There were no imported cases reported. 677 cases were reported to be work permit holders (of which, those not residing in dorms were four, while dorm residents were 673). A total of 16 people were in ICU, with 1,194 in general wards while 17,466 were in care facilities. To date, 9,340 cases were reported to have recovered (with 8,286 completing isolation and 1,054 cases discharged from hospital).[141]
  • 18 May: 305 new cases were recorded, of which two were cases in the community (two were citizens or permanent residents and none were work pass holders), bringing the total cases reported to date to 28,343. There were no imported cases reported. 303 cases were reported to be work permit holders (of which, those not residing in dorms were reported at 0, while 303 were dorm residents). A total of 12 people were in ICU, with 1,024 in general wards while 17,450 were in care facilities. To date, 9,835 cases were reported to have recovered (with 8,776 completing isolation and 1,059 cases discharged from hospital). MOH attributed the low number of new cases to one lab reviewing its processes following a calibration issue.[142][143][144][145]
  • 19 May: 451 new cases were recorded, of which one was a case in the community (one was a citizen or permanent resident and there were no work pass holders), bringing the total cases reported to date to 28,794. There were no imported cases reported. 450 cases were reported to be work permit holders (of which, those not residing in dorms were reported at 0, while dorm residents were 450). A total of 10 people were in ICU, with 994 in general wards while 17,403 were in care facilities. To date, 10,365 cases were reported to have recovered (with 9,284 completing isolation and 1,081 cases discharged from hospital).[146]
  • 20 May: 570 new cases were recorded, of which eight were cases in the community (two were citizens or permanent residents, five were work permit holders and one was a work pass holder), bringing the total cases reported to date to 29,364. 562 cases were work permit holders residing in dorms; those who were non-dorm residents were from today considered "community cases". There were no imported cases reported. A total of 11 people were in ICU, with 943 in general wards while 17,181 were in care facilities. To date, 11,207 cases were reported to have recovered (with 10,110 completing isolation and 1,097 cases discharged from hospital).[147]
  • 21 May: 448 new cases were recorded, of which 14 were cases in the community (13 were citizens or permanent residents and one was a work permit holder), bringing the total cases reported to date to 29,812. From the citizens or permanent residents, seven were identified from active screenings of nursing home residents and pre-school staff that were taking place as the economy gets ready to re-open; while four cases were linked to a dormitory. 434 cases were work permit holders residing in dorms. There were no more new cases in three existing clusters for two incubation periods (28 days), which resulted in MOH registering these clusters as closed. There were no imported cases reported. A total of 10 people were in ICU, with 901 in general wards while 16,771 were in care facilities. To date, 12,117 cases were reported to have recovered (with 11,107 completing isolation and 1,100 cases discharged from hospital). One more death related to COVID-19 complications occurred in a 73-year-old Singaporean citizen, bringing the total of those who had passed from COVID-19 to 23.[148][149][150]
  • 22 May: 614 new cases were recorded, of which four were cases in the community (four were citizens or permanent residents and there were no work pass holders), bringing the total cases reported to date to 30,426. There were no imported cases reported. A total of eight people were in ICU, with 798 in general wards while 16,650 were in care facilities. To date, 12,955 cases were reported to have recovered (with 11,833 completing isolation and 1,122 cases discharged from hospital).[151]
  • 23 May: 642 new cases were recorded, of which 11 were cases in the community (six were citizens or permanent residents, two were work permit holders and three were work pass holders), bringing the total cases reported to date to 31,068. 631 cases were work permit holders residing in dorms. There were no more new cases in two existing clusters for two incubation periods (28 days), which resulted in MOH registering these clusters as closed. There were no imported cases reported. A total of eight people were in ICU, with 703 in general wards while 16,452 were in care facilities. To date, 13,882 cases were reported to have recovered (with 12,731 completing isolation and 1,151 cases discharged from hospital).[152][153]
  • 24 May: 548 new cases were recorded, of which four were cases in the community (three were citizens or permanent residents, one was a work permit holder and there were no work pass holders), bringing the total cases reported to date to 31,616. 544 cases were work permit holders residing in dorms. There were no more new cases in an existing cluster for two incubation periods (28 days), which resulted in MOH registering the cluster as closed. There were no imported cases reported. A total of eight people were in ICU, with 682 in general wards while 16,027 were in care facilities. To date, 14,876 cases were reported to have recovered (with 13,686 completing isolation and 1,190 cases discharged from hospital).[154][155]
  • 25 May: 344 new cases were recorded, of which six were cases in the community (four were citizens or permanent residents, two were work permit holders and there were no work pass holders), bringing the total cases reported to date to 31,960. MOH attributed the low number of new cases to fewer tests being conducted today. 338 cases were work permit holders residing in dorms. There were no more new cases in an existing cluster for two incubation periods (28 days), which resulted in MOH registering the cluster as closed. There were no imported cases reported. A total of eight people were in ICU, with 599 in general wards while 15,592 were in care facilities. To date, 15,738 cases were reported to have recovered (with 14,521 completing isolation and 1,217 cases discharged from hospital).[156][157]
  • 26 May: 383 new cases were recorded, of which two were cases in the community (one was a citizen or permanent resident, one was a work permit holder and there were no work pass holders), bringing the total cases reported to date to 32,343. MOH attributed the low number of new cases to fewer tests being conducted today. 381 cases were work permit holders residing in dorms. There were no imported cases reported. A total of eight people were in ICU, with 577 in general wards while 15,291 were in care facilities. To date, 16,444 cases were reported to have recovered (with 15,203 completing isolation and 1,241 cases discharged from hospital).[158][159]

Preventive measuresEdit

January 2020Edit

  • 2 January: The Ministry of Health (MOH) issued a health advisory and implemented temperature checks for passengers arriving in Changi Airport from Wuhan the following day.[160]
  • 20 January: Temperature screening at Changi Airport was extended to all travellers coming from China. In addition, individuals with pneumonia who had travelled to Wuhan within 14 days before the onset of symptoms were isolated in hospital.[14][13]
  • 22 January: Quarantine measures were extended to travellers who arrived from China and displayed symptoms.[15] After three more suspected cases were detected, a multi-ministry taskforce was convened to tackle the issues caused by the pandemic. The MOH advised against non-essential trips to Wuhan[16] and expanded the travel advisory the following day to all of Hubei.[161] MINDEF issued two medical advisories to service personnel.[162]
  • 23 January: Schools have asked parents to declare their travel plans and monitor their children's health.[163][164]
  • Between 23 and 26 January: Scoot cancelled flights to Wuhan over the pandemic, after a lockdown was imposed.[165] The suspension was later extended to 29 March.[166]
  • 24 January:
    • With the first confirmed case, border control measures were enhanced and extended to land and sea checkpoints with the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority and Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore starting temperature checks from noon of that day.[167][168]
    • Holiday chalets were being prepared as quarantine centres. Some of these chalets had served as quarantine centres in previous outbreaks, such as the 2003 SARS outbreak and 2009 flu pandemic.[169] Measures such as temperature screening and quarantine facilities were put in place at foreign worker dormitories.[170] Transportation companies like ComfortDelGro, SMRT and private hire operators have since taken more precautions against the virus with hand sanitisers, disinfectants and masks provided. Advisories were also distributed.[171]
    • On the same day, a Scoot flight was delayed in Hangzhou for six hours after one passenger was sent for further testing, causing passengers and crew to be quarantined.[172] The flight returned with Singaporeans three days later.[173]
  • 25 January: MOH imposed a visitor limit of two per patient in hospitals to slow the spread of the virus. Some hospitals have discouraged children from visiting.[174]
  • 27 January:
    • Singaporeans were advised to avoid non-essential travel to China.[175] Temperature screening at Changi Airport was also expanded to all incoming flights from 29 January, with extra scrutiny on flights from China and passengers from Hubei. In addition, people returning from China were asked to fill health and travel declarations and monitor their health with regular temperature checks for two weeks.[176][177] A 14-day leave of absence (LOA) was imposed on students and teachers as well as workers who work with vulnerable populations, such as pre-schoolers, the elderly and the sick, returning from mainland China. Students were asked to do home-based learning instead.[175][178][179] In addition to the chalets, university hostels at National University of Singapore, Nanyang Technological University, and Singapore Management University were prepared as quarantine facilities.[180] Other measures include expanded communication channels, cleaning protocols and disinfection of premises after incidents.[181]
    • Taxi companies like ComfortDelGro, SMRT, Premier Taxi and Trans-Cab announced a waiver of cab rental fees should any driver get quarantined.[182]
    • The government clamped down on false statements and rumours,[183] with the first being a HardwareZone forum receiving a Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Act (POFMA) notice on a false claim that one man had died due to the virus. The post is deleted a day before the notice is issued.[184]
  • 28 January:
    • Enhanced quarantine measures were announced for those returning from Hubei and those of a higher risk, coming after the detection of seven cases at that point. In addition, travellers from Hubei were denied entry from noon of 29 January. All forms of visas for Hubei travellers were suspended immediately.[185][186] A $100 allowance per day will be provided to those self-employed under quarantine orders, with home quarantine options available. Hospital bills will be paid by MOH for all suspected and confirmed cases of the virus as the illness is caused by an emerging disease.[187] With the restrictions in place, the Ministry of Manpower started rejecting new applications for workers from Hubei, with existing applications unaffected.[188] In a joint media statement by the Ministry of Defence (MINDEF) and the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), National Service (NS) pre-enlistees who had travelled to China and been due for enlistment were given a mandatory leave of absence of up to 14 days.[189][190]
    • Facebook is issued a correction notice over a post falsely claiming the closure of Woodlands station due to the virus.[191]
  • 29 January:
    • Singapore Airlines announced a suspension of layovers from 30 January for cabin crew and pilots to Beijing and Shanghai, in a move to protect the safety of all crew. Jetstar Asia will suspend flights to Hefei, Guiyang and Xuzhou in China from 30 January until 31 March, after which the suspension will be reviewed.[192]
    • The National Environment Agency released temporary guidelines on disinfecting homes with coronavirus patients to prevent infections even when infected patients are isolated elsewhere.[193]
    • Enterprise Singapore advised companies to defer trips to China and avoid Hubei province, along with travel and health checks on their staff. They are also advised to make continuity plans in view of the outbreak. It will also work with Singapore Business Federation on a continuity plan guide for companies.[194]
    • Outward Bound Singapore camps in Pulau Ubin have been designated quarantine facilities.[195]
  • 30 January:
  • 31 January:
    • The Ministry of Communications and Information (MCI) no longer exempts social media platforms, search engines and Internet intermediaries from complying with the Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Act (POFMA) due to the coronavirus, with these platforms required to comply with general correction directions issued. The exemptions initially applied when the law took effect in October 2019.[199]
    • Singapore Airlines and SilkAir will reduce flights to China for the month of February, with Scoot reducing flights to eight cities in China and suspending flights to 11 other cities,[200] later announcing a suspension of all China flights from 8 February due to the worsening situation there.[201]
    • Two correction notices are issued to AB-TC City News and States Times Review over five Singaporeans infected without visiting China and Singapore running out of masks respectively. These claims have been proven false.[202]
    • All new visitors with recent travel history to mainland China within the last 14 days were denied entry from 1 February at 11.59pm. Holders of China passports may be allowed entry into Singapore if they prove that they did not visit China recently, with checks on passports too. All forms of visas for China travellers were suspended immediately. Those returning from China will be put on a 14-day leave of absence.[203][204] With the restrictions in place, the Ministry of Manpower started rejecting new applications for workers from China, with existing applications unaffected, as well as mandating a 14-day leave of absence for work pass holders returning from China.[205]

February 2020Edit

  • 1 February: The government distributed four surgical masks to each household, first announced on 30 January.[206][207] These masks are meant to be used by the ill in their visit to clinics. The distribution came after a scramble for surgical and N95 masks, hand sanitisers, and thermometers,[208] which led to shortages and price gouging.[197]
  • 4 February: Individuals who had recent close contact with people with travel history to mainland China were contacted in tracing as well.[28] In cases where detection of infected patients happened cross border, authorities would begin epidemiological investigations and identify individuals who had close contact of the case patient upon receiving notification, as seen in the case of a Malaysian who tested positive in Malaysia and likely to have acquired the virus after a meeting with colleagues from China, including one from Wuhan, in Singapore.[209]
  • 9 February: All Work Pass holders with travel history to mainland China within the last 14 days were required to obtain Ministry of Manpower's prior approval before attempting to enter Singapore.[210]
  • 14 February:
    • The Ministry of Health reactivated Public Health Preparedness Clinics (PHPCs) and advised doctors to give five days of medical leave for patients with respiratory symptoms.[211]
    • Grab started GrabCare for healthcare workers. This comes after reports of discrimination due to COVID-19, making it difficult for healthcare workers to get rides.[212]
  • 17 February: Stay-Home Notices were announced for all Singapore residents and long-term pass holders returning from China, taking effect from 18 February. They were not allowed to leave home within 14 days of arrival, with penalties for breaches.[213]
  • 23 February: MOH expanded its health advisory to Daegu and Cheongdo in South Korea after the number of cases there spiked quickly. The definition of suspect cases was also expanded to include travellers arriving from these two cities.[214]
  • 25 February: Singapore announced a ban on visitors arriving from Cheongdo and Daegu in South Korea from 26 February, following a large increase in the number of confirmed cases there. Singapore citizens, permanent residents and long-term pass holders returning from Cheongdo and Daegu within the last 14 days were issued a Stay-Home Notice (SHN) lasting 14 days.[215]
  • 26 February: ICA announced that a Chinese national with permanent residence in Singapore who breached his Stay-Home Notice, had his PR status revoked and had also been barred from re-entry into Singapore.[216]
  • 28 February: Singapore biotech company Veredus launched a COVID-19 test kit for in-vitro diagnosis. It can be used by hospitals and laboratories to confirm clinical diagnoses with 99% accuracy in just two hours.[217][clarification needed]

March 2020Edit

  • 3 March: Singapore will ban visitors arriving from South Korea, Iran and northern Italy from 4 March, with Singapore citizens, permanent residents and long-term pass holders returning from these places to be issued Stay-Home Notices (SHN) lasting 14 days. In addition, all travellers entering Singapore with fever or signs of respiratory illness will be required to undergo swab tests, with penalties for refusal. The travel advisory was expanded to include Iran, northern Italy, Japan and South Korea.[218]
  • 7 March: The People's Association suspends activities and classes and activities attended by confirmed cases for 14 days, as well as all singing classes at affected Community Centres and Residents' Committees. This comes after several people from the SAFRA Jurong cluster attended these lessons.[219]
  • 10 March: MOH announced that government agencies will suspend activities for seniors from 11 March for 14 days. This comes after many people went out while unwell. In addition, social distancing will be implemented for other activities. Senior care services will continue running with additional precautions.[220]
  • 13 March: Singapore announced a ban on visitors arriving from Italy, France, Spain and Germany from 15 March at 11.59pm, with Singapore citizens, permanent residents and long-term pass holders returning from these places to be issued Stay-Home Notices (SHN) lasting 14 days. Singapore citizens are also advised to defer all non-essential travel to Italy, France, Spain and Germany, review travel plans and exercise caution while travelling.[221] Singapore also ceased port calls for all cruise vessels with immediate effect.[222] Any traveller showing symptoms at checkpoints will serve SHNs lasting 14 days, even with negative results for COVID-19. All new ticketed cultural, sports and entertainment events with 250 people or more must be deferred or cancelled. If tickets are already sold, event organisers must take measures to ensure safety of participants before being allowed to proceed. Organisers of gatherings are advised to reduce crowds and contact between people, as well as public venues.[223] Employers are also advised to allow employees to telecommute, stagger work hours and commute at off-peak hours.[224]
  • 15 March: Singapore announced all people who enter Singapore with recent travel history to ASEAN countries, Japan, Switzerland and the United Kingdom will be issued with a 14-day Stay-Home Notice. In addition, all short-term visitors who are nationals of any ASEAN country will have to submit requisite information on their health to the Singapore Overseas Mission in the country before their intended date of travel. Short-term visitors are required to get MOH's approval before entering Singapore. Separate arrangements are being worked out for travellers arriving from Malaysia by land and sea checkpoints in view of the close proximity between the two countries. Travellers are also advised to defer all non-essential travel for the next 30 days.[225]
  • 16 March: Incoming FDWs would be required to serve a 14-day Stay-Home Notice. If they were new FDWs they would have to stay at another accommodation such as dormitories, hostels or hotels before they could start working. For those returning, they could stay at the employer's residential address for the stay at home notice, or an alternative accommodation at the employer's expense.[226]
  • 18 March: Singapore announced all travellers entering Singapore from 20 March, 11.59pm will be issued a 14-day Stay-Home Notice. In addition, more social distancing measures could be proposed. Singaporeans are advised to defer all travel abroad in a bid to reduce imported cases.[227][228]
  • 20 March: The Government Technology Agency launched a smartphone app TraceTogether to boost contact tracing efforts, the first such app in the world.[229][230] In addition; more social distancing measures were announced, including the suspension of all events and gatherings with 250 people or more with immediate effect until 30 June, ensuring 1 metre separation in public venues, and suspending all activities for seniors for another 14 days until 7 April.[231][232] A guide on safe distancing measures has also been drawn up by Enterprise Singapore and Singapore Tourism Board.[233]
  • 21 March: The Ministry of Manpower revoked 89 work passes for breaching entry approval and Stay-Home Notice (SHN) requirements.[234]
  • 22 March: Singapore announced a ban on all short-term visitors arriving or transiting through Singapore starting from 23 March, 11.59pm. This comes after a spike in imported cases of COVID-19. Only people working in essential services like healthcare services and transport will be allowed into Singapore during this time. In addition, the Singapore-Malaysia Special Working Committee have agreed to have Malaysians with work permits to continue working in Singapore. Discussions are ongoing.[235]
  • 23 March: The Immigration and Checkpoints Authority announced that from 27 March, 9:00am, all travellers arriving in Singapore, including Singapore citizens and permanent residents, must submit a health declaration online prior to proceeding with immigration clearance. Those who do not submit their health declaration prior to arriving in Singapore will be required to do so upon arrival at the checkpoint. In addition, all hardcopy immigration forms will no longer be issued from 27 March.[236][237] On the same day, the Ministry of Health also mentioned that COVID-19 patients who are well and stable are being transferred to selected hospitals. 20 patients were sent to Concord International Hospital and 29 patients were sent to Mount Elizabeth Hospital. This is to free up space in public hospitals.[238]
  • 24 March: It was announced that from 26 March, any resident returning from the US or the UK would be required to serve their SHN in dedicated hotels.[239][240] Returnees would be charged full hospital rates if they left Singapore from 27 March and were admitted for treatment of COVID-19 within 14 days of their return.[241] All entertainment outlets, nightclubs, bars, places of worship, attractions and tuition centres were closed from 26 March, and all mass events were cancelled regardless of size. Groups other than for work and school purposes will be limited to 10 people at any time, as well as for groups for diners and private worship. The remaining public places such as transit stations and shopping centres were required to reduce crowd density to one person per 16 square metres of space, failing which they will be asked to close. These measures will last and the review will be conducted. These measures took effect from 27 March with 1 metre (3.3 ft) of social distancing enforced.[242][243]
  • 26 March: New regulations were created to enforce breaches in legislation, such as Stay-Home Notices being violated. Punishments included jail terms of up to six months, fines of up to S$10,000 or both.[244]
  • 27 March: Ministry of Education announced that schools (Primary, Secondary & Centralized Institutes) will implement one day of Home Based Learning (HBL).[245]
  • 28 March: The government issued advice via WhatsApp that people should stay at home and should avoid malls with the exception of buying essentials such as food and groceries.[246]
  • 29 March:
    • According to the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority, Ministry of Education and Ministry of Manpower, all long term pass holders (i.e. long-term visit pass holders, student pass holders or those with an in-principle approval for a long term pass) are required to get approval for entry before they arrive in Singapore. The penalty for not having an approval letter would result in refused admission, turned around and pay for their flight out of Singapore[clarification needed] within 48 hours. Non-compliance will result in having their pass or in-principle approval cancelled.[247]
    • The Immigration and Checkpoints Authority cancelled the passport of a Singaporean as he did not abide by his Stay-Home Notice. He was not allowed to leave the country even though he is a Singaporean citizen.[248]

April 2020Edit

  • 3 April: With evidence of growing spread within the community and the risk of asymptomatic spread, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong announced a much stricter set of measures that would be implemented from 7 April to at least 4 May, collectively called a "circuit breaker". All non-essential workplaces, including Singapore Pools, will be closed during this period. Schools will move to home-based learning, and preschools will close except to provide services for parents without alternative care arrangements, from 8 April to 4 May.[249][250] All food establishments will provide only take-away and delivery services. The authorities will no longer dissuade the general public from using masks and will distribute reusable masks to every household from 5 to 12 April. Graduation ceremonies will not be held during this time.[251] The Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) also announced that they would defer all in-camp training and individual physical proficiency tests for operationally-ready NSmen until 4 May, while those in administrative roles will work from home wherever possible.[252] Marina Bay Sands also announced that it would suspending all services during this period. This would include the all the attractions such as the ArtScience Museum, The Shoppes, as well as food and beverage outlets. The casino was also to close for the aforementioned time. All reservations during those nights would be cancelled.[253]
  • 4 April: Expanding on the measures announced on 24 March, the government announced that the 14-day SHN at dedicated hotels for US and UK returnees, would also include returning residents from ASEAN countries, France, India and Switzerland.[254]
  • 5 April:
    • The Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) announced that it will be restricting counter services at its Kallang building and people should use the electronic services. Only those with pre-approved appointments will be allowed entry.[255]
    • S11 Dormitory @ Punggol and Westlite Toh Guan are declared isolation areas under the Infectious Diseases Act by MOH to control COVID-19 cases there, the first two dormitories to do so. This results in 13,000 and 6,800 workers being quarantined respectively.[58]
    • Two were arrested for leaking a draft statement on school closures on WhatsApp before the official announcement at 4.30 pm, breaching the Official Secrets Act.[256]
  • 6 April:
  • 7 April: A new Bill was passed that allows the Minister to issue regulations to control the spread of COVID-19. From 8 April, the regulations include a ban on private gatherings regardless of size with families and friends not living together, at home, or in public places such as parks, HDB void decks and common property of private estates.[262] The law will also allow the Minister to close premises to minimize risks of infection, and acquire land and property for patient isolation purposes. The regulations will last at least until the end of the circuit breaker period, while the law is expected to last between 6 and 12 months.[263]
  • 8 April: Following on the rules announced on 24 March and 4 April, it was announced that all returning Singapore residents would serve out their 14-day SHN at hotels from 9 April.[264]
  • 9 April:
    • Sungei Tengah Lodge is declared an isolation area under the Infectious Diseases Act by MOH, the fourth dormitory to do so.[265]
    • MOH announced that all hospitals would restrict visitors except in exceptional circumstances.[266]
    • In spite of the several requests for gatherings to be reduced and limited made by the COVID-19 Multi-Ministry Task Force, many would still gather in groups in public areas. Hence, the Task Force announced that stadiums will be closed, and that further measures will be tightened if the people do not adhere to the regulations. In addition, parents will not be allowed to drop their children at their grandparents' place on a daily basis, to protect seniors from infections.[267]
    • In order to deal with the COVID-19 outbreak in foreign worker dormitories, it was announced that several measures were being put in place to help reduce transmission: workers would no longer prepare their own meals, these would be provided for them; disinfection and rubbish clearance would be increased. At the same time, it was announced that those foreign workers who were well and worked in critical services would be housed in alternative accommodation such as HDB blocks which had been purchased as part of the Selective En bloc Redevelopment Scheme, military camps such as Bedok Camp II and Jurong Camp II, Changi Exhibition Centre and offshore hotels.[268][269]
    • Following several security breaches involving obscene content, the Ministry of Education suspended the use of Zoom and will be investigating the matter.[270]
    • Parkway Pantai Group Hospitals, Mount Alvernia Hospital and Farrer Park Hospital have reserved beds to receive COVID-19 patients to free up load at Public Hospitals.[271]
  • 10 April:
    • Tampines Dormitory is declared as an Isolation Area under the Infectious Disease Act, the fifth dormitory to do so.[272]
    • MOM and the Land Transport Authority announced new distancing guidelines for those transporting essential workers on lorries.[273]
    • With the increase in the number of cases of foreign workers being infected, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong appeared on television to address the ways in which they were working to support these workers. At the same time, he stressed the need of people to not visit each other and to conform to social distancing.[274]
    • The National Environment Agency (NEA) requires anyone entering markets to wear face masks from 12 April.[275]
  • 11 April:
    • Following on from the announcement on 9 April that involved moving healthy key foreign workers to other places to live on a temporary basis, it was announced foreign workers would also be housed, albeit temporarily, in a variety of different locations including void decks and car parks of HDBs which were still under construction and possibly in floating facilities run by a variety of private companies.[276][277]
    • Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan said that even after the circuit breaker is lifted, people using public transport will be required to wear masks as safe distancing would not be possible. The Singapore Food Agency said that masks would be required for anyone who sells or prepares food. Failure to comply could result in a fine or stoppage of operations. Anyone who went to supermarkets, convenience stores, pharmacies or shopping malls would need to wear a masks or they would be refused entry according to Enterprise Singapore and the Singapore Tourism Board.[278][279][280]
    • National Development Minister Lawrence Wong announced that all beaches in Singapore are closed to the public.[281]
    • MOM released a statement encouraging Foreign Domestic Workers (FDWs) to remain at home on their designated rest days.[282]
    • From 12 April, offenders who breach the circuit breaker measures will be fined immediately. Originally, the first offence would result in written warnings, the second resulting in a fine and prosecution from the third offence. This comes after many people did not take safe distancing measures seriously. Selected parts of park and nature reserves were closed off.[283]
  • 12 April:
    • Two more dormitories are declared as isolation areas, which are Acacia Lodge and Cochrane Lodge 1. This is after new clusters were formed there.[284] Another dormitory, Cochrane Lodge II, was declared as an isolation area hours later.[73][285]
    • All playfields managed by Singapore Land Authority (SLA) are closed with immediate effect due to people not abiding by safe distancing rules.[286]
    • For failing to abide by the circuit breaker, a work pass holder had his work pass revoked and banned from working in Singapore ever again.[287]
  • 13 April:
    • MOM announced that it had revoked the work passes of 24 people for failing to observe the social distancing measures set out by the circuit breaker. These former work pass holders would also be banned from working in Singapore.[288]
    • After banning the use of Zoom on 9 April for Home-Based Learning, MOE announced that schools can resume its use after implementing new safety measures.[289]
  • 14 April: Minister for National Development Lawrence Wong announced that wearing a mask was compulsory when not at home, with fines and ultimately prosecution for offenders. Plans are also underway to tighten the list of essential services to ensure distancing.[290]
  • 15 April: Due the high number of interactions that delivery drivers have with various members of society, delivery drivers were warned that they could be suspended, on top of already existing penalties.[291]
  • 16 April: Mandai Lodge 1 is declared as an isolation area due to the new cluster being formed.[292][293]
  • 17 April: Three dormitories, Shaw Lodge Dormitory, North Coast Lodge and Tuas View Dormitory are declared as isolation areas after a rise in infections there, bringing the total to 12.[294]
  • 18 April: Kranji Lodge 1 is declared an isolation area, bringing the total to 13.[295]
  • 19 April: McDonald's Singapore suspended operations until 4 May as advised by the Ministry of Health. This was due to new clusters being formed at restaurants.[296]
  • 20 April: Five dormitories, Avery Lodge, Cassia @ Penjuru, Westlite Mandai Dormitory, PPT Lodge 1A, and Jurong Penjuru Dormitory 1 are declared isolation areas, bringing the total to 18.[297]
  • 21 April:
    • A factory-converted dormitory is declared an isolation area, bringing the total to 19.[298]
    • Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong announced that the circuit breaker would be extended to 1 June, partly due to a sustained number of unlinked cases in the community. Existing measures would also be tightened until 4 May, including tightening the list of essential services, and restricting entry to certain hotspots such as wet markets. In addition, all workers residing in dormitories will not be allowed to work until 4 May,[299] and measures announced as part of the Solitary Budget will be extended to May, costing an additional S$3.8 billion.[300][301][302]
    • Crowd control will be implemented at four wet markets, with the last digit of NRICs to determine entry (even for even days, odd for odd days).[303]
    • The list of essential services are tightened, with standalone food and beverage shops and barber shops not allowed to operate from 11.59pm. Eateries and vending machines in parks will also be shut. Optician shops will not allow walk-ins from 22 April, while pet and laundry shops can only operate online with physical shops closed. Other restrictions include staff cuts in shops, recording workers' entry and exit, a ban on cross-deployment, as well as temperature taking and particulars for contact tracing before entering supermarkets and malls.[304]
    • The June school holidays will be moved forward to 5 May in view of the extended circuit breaker, with lessons resuming on 2 June. Exams will also be rescheduled, and Term 3 will be longer with a short break from 20 to 26 July. Common last topics usually tested in national examinations will not be covered to account for lost curriculum time. These topics will still be taught.[305]
  • 23 April:
    • Two dormitories, Homestay Lodge and Changi Lodge 2 are declared isolation areas, bringing the total to 21.[306]
    • A civil servant was arrested for leaking out COVID-19 case numbers on 16 April and will be charged for the breach of Official Secrets Act.[307]
    • It was reported that a new 15,000 bedder facility would be opened to house either COVID-19 patients or foreign workers at the Tanjong Pagar Terminal.[308]
  • 24 April: Four more dormitories, Tuas South Dormitory, Jurong Penjuru Dormitory 2, CDPL Tuas Dormitory and 21B Senoko Loop are declared isolation areas, bringing the total to 25.[309]
  • 26 April: A 60-year-old British man was deported and barred from re-entering Singapore after providing false information regarding his travel history. He had entered the Family Justice Courts and declared that he had not been away from Singapore for 14 days when he had in fact returned from Hong Kong within a 14-day period before entering the FJC.[310]

May 2020Edit

  • 1 May: SHN for those holding construction work permits and S Passes is extended to 18 May.[311]
  • 2 May: Some Circuit Breaker measures will be eased in preparation for the lifting on 1 June, with Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) shops and essential condo activities allowed from 5 May, and businesses like home-based bakeries, some food shops, barbers, manufacturing of confectionery, and laundry allowed from 12 May. Schools will be allowed to resume face-to-face lessons for smaller groups in graduating cohorts and those requiring urgent assistance from 19 May.[312][313] MOH also announced that use of the SafeEntry contact tracing system would become mandatory at all businesses and services from 12 May, but does not include "transient" locations such as the MRT or parks.[314]
  • 6 May: Mustafa Centre re-opened after a month's closure from 29 March.[315]
  • 8 May: Amid growing concerns over the possible spread of infections to senior citizens, the government announced that it would test, over the coming weeks, the 16,000 or so residents across roughly 80 nursing homes.[316] After a number of staff working at community care and recovery facilities tested positive to COVID-19, the government said that it would be reviewing measures and processes to ensure that they were adequately protected.[317] In addition, all TCM shops will be allowed to sell retail products again from 12 May, coming after feedback from seniors on travelling to TCM medical halls, which are too far for them.[318]
  • 11 May: After suspending operations on 19 April, McDonald's reopened most of their restaurants for deliveries, drive-through services and takeaways.[319] In addition, a 64-year old Singaporean man faced four charges under the Infectious Diseases Act after he failed to observe his SHN until 3 April, following his arrival from Indonesia on 20 March.[320]
  • 12 May: Changi Airport Terminal 4 will be suspended indefinitely from 16 May, reopening only when demand resumes.[321]
  • 19 May: After the end of the circuit breaker period on 1 June, Singapore will reopen in three stages. The economy is planned to resume from 2 June 2020, and schools will also reopen in two stages. From 2 June 2020, kindergartens will also reopen.[322]

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