Singapore reports 1,103 new COVID-19 cases and 9 deaths; ICU utilisation rate drops to 51.2%


Two travellers from South Africa who transited in Singapore have examined constructive for the new Omicron COVID-19 variant in Sydney.

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The passengers arrived in Sydney on Singapore Airlines SQ211, which departed Singapore at 10.30am on Sunday and landed in Sydney at 9.20pm the identical day.

MOH stated that the travellers had departed Johannesburg, South Africa on Nov 27 through SQ481 and arrived at Changi Airport on the identical day for his or her transit flight.

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From 11.59pm on Nov 27, all long-term cross holders and short-term guests with journey historical past throughout the final 14 days to Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, (*9*), Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe have not been allowed to enter or transit in Singapore.

MOH stated the travellers’ pre-departure exams in South Africa on Nov 26 had been unfavorable for COVID-19 and a lot of the travellers had remained within the transit space at Changi Airport till their departure for Sydney on Nov 28.

They didn’t enter Singapore or go to different areas in Changi Airport, added MOH. Seven folks disembarked, of whom six are at present serving a 10-day stay-home discover at a devoted facility and can be examined utilizing polymerase chain response exams.

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“One was a close contact of an infected individual on the flight, and has been quarantined. Contact tracing is ongoing for airport staff who may have come into transient contact with the cases,” stated MOH.

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