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Dorscon level to remain orange; until the world is safe, Singapore is not safe, says Gan Kim Yong

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“Until the world is safe, we will not be safe. Therefore we have to continue to maintain the Dorscon level and keep our guard up so that we can continue to keep the number of cases low, especially in the community,” Health Minister Gan Kim Yong said in Parliament today (5 Oct).

Dorscon level, Mr Gan pointed out, is not determined by the number of cases alone.

“At this moment particularly, we have to be very mindful that while the number of cases in Singapore is low, the cases around us in other parts of the world are still rising. So therefore we cannot let our guard down. I would continue to maintain Dorscon orange for the time being until we’re quite confident that the global situation is under control,” he said.

Singapore is a hub city. It needs to open its borders and encourage people to travel so that its status as a travel and business hub do not get undermined.

But ‘until the world is safe, we will not be safe’, he said.

“Therefore we have to continue to maintain the Dorscon level and keep our guard up so that we can continue to keep the number of cases low, especially in the community,” he added.

Singapore has been at orange since Feb 7.

In recent days, Singapore has seen the number of new cases in the community drop to an average of about less than one to two a week.

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