Singapore on Tuesday introduced that travellers from India should serve an extra seven days Stay-at-Home Notice aside from the same old necessary 14 days quarantine at a devoted facility as a result of steep rise within the coronavirus circumstances and the emergence of latest virus pressure within the nation.
The announcement by the Ministry of Health got here because the entry approvals for non-Singapore residents and non-permanent residents are being decreased with speedy impact, in response to the worsening COVID-19 state of affairs in India.
“From 11.59 pm on Thursday, all travellers from India will also have to serve an additional seven-day Stay-Home Notice (SHN) at their place of residence, following the usual 14-day SHN at a dedicated facility,” an announcement by the Singapore’s Ministry of Health was quoted as saying in a report of The Straits Times.
Those who’re but to finish their 14-day keep residence interval by that point will even need to serve the additional seven days, the report stated.
The travellers shall be examined for COVID-19 on the finish of the preliminary 14-day keep residence and on the finish of the extra seven-days.
Migrant staff arriving from India who work within the building, marine and course of sectors will proceed to be subjected to a 21-day stay-home discover.
These measures will minimise importation dangers and defend public well being, stated the Ministry.
Meanwhile, the Stay Home Notice interval for travellers from Hong Kong shall be decreased from 14 days to seven days, because the state of affairs there has improved, and the Stay Hoe Notice will also be served at one’s place of residence whether it is appropriate.
This will apply to travellers who’ve remained in Hong Kong within the final 14 consecutive days and who enter Singapore from 11.59 pm on Thursday.
They shall be subjected to Covid-19 Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) check upon arrival and one other PCR check earlier than the top of their seven-day residence keep.