COVID-19 case detected through community surveillance at Tekka Centre

Tekka

Singapore reports 6 new COVID-19 cases today (28 November), MOH said in a press release. The 6 cases include one case in the community. The case was detected from MOH’s community surveillance testing of stallholders in and around Tekka Centre on 26 November. MOH said her serological test result has come back positive. This indicates […]

Major cluster from COVID-19 case at Seoul Garden unlikely, says experts

cluster

More cases of COVID-19 infections could emerge from Seoul Garden after a case was detected but a major cluster is unlikely, say experts. This is because of Singapore’s regiment of enhanced testing and contact-tracing. In a Straits Times report, Professor Dale Fisher, senior consultant at the division of infectious diseases at the National University Hospital […]

Community testing operations show low prevalence rates in the community

Community testing Ang Mo Kio

The Multi-Ministry Taskforce has been progressively rolling out community testing operations for identified groups across the island. These groups include stallholders, food deliverers, cleaners and cashiers. So far, the operations saw more than 5000 from Ang Mo Kio, Marine Parade and Taman Jurong tested since September 2020. Community testing shows low prevalence rates in the […]

First local COVID-19 infection after 15 days had dinner with 12 family members

Infection

A local infection of COVID-19 reported on 26 November broke Singapore’s 15-day streak of zero locally transmitted cases.  The case is a Singaporean.  He works as a Service Engineer at Master Systems Marine Pte Ltd. On 21 November, he had dinner with 12 family members at Seoul Garden at Tampines Mall. They occupied 3 tables […]

Preparing for Growth with Premium Increases

MediShield premium increase

As Singapore ages, so does our healthcare structure. To oil the machine of our healthcare, the government has set aside a portion of the MediShield Life Premiums for the future to moderate premium increases as people age, said Senior Minister of State for Health Koh Poh Koon on Monday (Nov 2). The Health Ministry had announced […]

Stringent COVID-19 test requirements for travellers from India

COVID-19 test Singapore

COVID-19 test requirements for selected travellers from India will be stringent. There are two levels of checks for the negative Covid-19 test results needed for entry into Singapore — at the airport in India prior to boarding and at arrival immigration in Singapore. The pre-departure COVID-19 test results must come from laboratories that are “internationally […]