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Singapore to ban on all short-term visitors in new virus measures

  • Published at 10:13 am March 22nd, 2020
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A view of the empty Woodlands Causeway between Singapore and Malaysia after Malaysia imposed a lockdown on travel due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak March 18, 2020 Reuters

The city-state reported its first fatalities from the virus on Saturday and has confirmed 432 cases of the infection

Singapore will not allow any short-term visitors to transit or enter the city-state in its latest measures to fight the spread of the coronavirus and to conserve healthcare resources for its citizens.

The ban takes effect 11:59pm on Monday, local time.

The country will also only allow the return and entry of work pass holders, including their dependents, for those who provide essential services such as healthcare and transport.

The city-state, with a small and open economy, reported its first fatalities from the virus on Saturday and has confirmed 432 cases of the infection.

Almost 80% of its new cases over the past three days were imported.

According to worldometer, more than 307,600 people have so far been infected by Covid-19 and over 13,000 people killed worldwide.

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