No international flights to and from Singapore and India since March 2020

Singapore to India Flights Banned Since March 2020

There are no international flights from India to Singapore, nor from Singapore to India. In a joint statement, MOT, MOM and MFA said that India has banned all international flights to and from Singapore since March 2020. Singapore Airlines can only operate cargo flights to India. Currently, the only passenger flights between Singapore and India […]

10 COVID-19 cases from 4 different households in Blk 506 Hougang Ave 8

Blk 506 Hougang Ave 8

MOH said in a statement that they had identified 10 COVID-19 cases from four different households residing at Blk 506 Hougang Avenue 8. They are largely Persons Under Quarantine who turned positive for COVID-19. This means that they have been isolated early and ring- fenced, and not likely to be moving around while being infectious. […]

Managing the B. 1.617 variant first found in India and now in 44 countries

Managing the risk of Indian variant of COVID-19 - B. 1.617

The World Health Organization said on Wednesday (12 May) that the B. 1.617 variant of the COVID-19 behind the acceleration of India’s explosive outbreak is found in at least 44 countries. This variant was first found in India in October 2020. Singapore has managed to keep it at bay for many months. With the variant […]

Why we can’t shut our borders like China, Australia and New Zealand

Why we can't shut our borders like China, Australia and New Zealand

In his ministerial statement in Parliament (10 May), Education Minister Lawrence Wong who is also co-chair of the Multi-Ministry Task Force said larger, continental-sized or resource-rich countries like China, Australia and New Zealand can shut their doors and minimise the flow of people but Singapore cannot. “They are able to keep things going with their […]

Changi Airport Terminal Buildings, Jewel closed to public for 14 days

Special covid testing operation as Changi Airport Cluster grows

As the Changi Airport cluster continues to grow, Changi Airport Terminal Buildings and Jewel will be closed to the public for 14 days starting today (13 May) while a special testing operation takes place to test all workers in Terminals 1 and 3. All airport workers and staff working in Jewel are also urged to […]