Singapore closes for the transit of many foreigners

Singapore will not allow visitors to be in transit, or access to the city-state from Monday evening local time. This writes the news agency Reuters on the nig

Singapore closes for the transit of many foreigners

Singapore will not allow visitors to be in transit, or access to the city-state from Monday evening local time. This writes the news agency Reuters on the nig

Ann McDonald
Ann McDonald
22 mart 2020 Sunday 02:00
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Singapore closes for the transit of many foreigners

Singapore will not allow visitors to be in transit, or access to the city-state from Monday evening local time.

This writes the news agency Reuters on the night of Sunday, Danish time.

the Ban comes into force 23.59 on Monday evening local time.

Singapore will only allow foreigners to enter if they have a work permit in Singapore - and only if they work in an industry which is considered as essential. For example, the health care sector.

There will also their relatives continue to be able to get access to Singapore.

The new announcement is a major expansion of the earlier measures that Singapore has put in place to limit the spread of the coronavirus, writes The Guardian.

Previously, it has been allowed to travel into Singapore for foreigners from most countries - except from a small handful of places - so long as you complied with a requirement to go in the 14-day quarantine.

It is unknown how long the new measures will apply, writes the media The Straits Times Singapore.

In Singapore, they were the first deaths as a result of coronavirus confirmed Saturday.

There was talk about a 75-year-old woman from Singapore and a 64-year-old man from Indonesia.

There are a total of 432 confirmed smittetilfælde in the city-state. Of which almost 80 percent have been infected abroad, writes Reuters.

The infected have travelled in Europe, north America, Southeast asia and other areas of Asia.

Of those infected in Singapore is 140 subsequently been declared healthy, while the 290 is still in the hospital. Of which 14 are in intensive care.

Singapore also has imposed restrictions at the city border crossings, after neighbouring countries such as Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand have announced similar measures. It writes the news agency dpa.

the Outbreak of the coronavirus have at global level a cost of barely 13,000 people their lives, while more than 300,000 have been infected.

Updated: 22.03.2020 02:00
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