Covid-19

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Fraunhofer Singapore is taking every precautionary measure to limit the spread of COVID-19.

 

In line with the circuit breaker measures by the government, our facility is closed and we will not be receiving guests at this time. Fraunhofer Singapore has transition to home-based offices and business continues as usual.

 

Travel Advisory

1. In view of the heightened risk of further importation of COVID-19 to Singapore, Singaporeans are advised to defer all travel abroad with immediate effect. 

2.  From 23 March 2020, 2359h, all short-term visitors (from anywhere in the world) will not be allowed to enter or transit through Singapore. MOH will therefore suspend the processing of all ASEAN Health Clearance applications until further notice.

 

For the latest factual information regarding COVID-19, visit the Ministry Of Health SG.

  • COVID-19

    A virus strain, first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China in December 2019. The Coronavirus Disease 19 (COVID-19) has caused cases of severe pneumonia in China and cases have been exported to other countries and cities.


    Transmission

    COVID-19 transmits from human to human and is primarily spread through respiratory droplets, which means to become infected, people generally must be within six feet of someone who is contagious and come into contact with these droplets. It may be possible that a person can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or possibly their eyes, but this is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads.

    Symptoms of COVID-19 appear within two to 14 days after exposure and include fever, cough, runny nose and difficulty breathing.

     

    Treatment

    Supportive treatment is provided based on the patient’s clinical condition. No proven vaccine or anti-viral drug for COVID-19 is currently available.

  • Remain vigilant and practice good hygiene habits:

    • Regularly and thoroughly clean your hands with soap and water for at least 15-20 seconds or with an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
    • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
    • Practice respiratory hygiene by covering your mouth and nose with your bent elbow or tissue when you cough or sneeze.
    • Maintain social distancing of at least 1 metre from a person who is unwell.
    • Regularly disinfecting frequently touched objects and surfaces with standard household cleansers and wipes.
    • Isolate yourself if you are feeling unwell.
     
  • For the general public who are not having any symptoms at all and are well, there is no requirement to wear a mask

    As a good hygiene measure, people who are not well and have respiratory symptoms should wear a mask so that they do not spread any infection to other people. Anyone who has symptoms should see a doctor promptly, to make sure that they remain well. 

    In the case of COVID-19, we know that the infection is spread through droplets. Wearing a mask will protect other people when someone with respiratory symptoms coughs or sneezes, as the mask would trap those droplets and prevent those droplets from spreading and disseminating.

    As such, a surgical mask is sufficient for this case and fulfils the important function of preventing a spread if worn properly.

     

    Update on 15 April 2020:

    Due to the high possibility of asymptomatic carriers of COVID-19 it is now mandatory to wear masks when heading out.

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    STAY-HOME NOTICE (SHN) ​

    LEAVE OF ABSENCE (LOA) ​

    QUARANTINE ORDER (QO)

    Given a SHN by the Government as a precautionary measure to prevent transmission of disease in place of work/ education ​

    Excused from work/school as a precautionary measure to prevent transmission of disease in place of work/ education ​

    Compelled under the law to be quarantined at home/ GQFs to prevent potential spread to others

    Based on travel history (i.e. travelled to mainland China, Iran, northern Italy or South Korea) ​

    Had close contact with a suspected or confirmed COVID-19 case, but has not yet been issued a Quarantine Order. 

    Stipulated by MOH (e.g. close contact and travel history to Hubei)

    May continue to live with family members

    May continue to live with family members

    Controlled environment: isolated, 1 person per room with ensuite toilet

    Unable to leave place of residence, avoid visitors ​

    May leave place of residence for necessities, but strongly advised to minimise time in public spaces

    Minimise mixing with other people

    Unable to leave place of residence

    ​If unwell, refer to doctor/clinic for further assessment ​ ​ ​

    If unwell, GQF will arrange for ambulance to ferry to hospital (995)

     

    Required to monitor temperature 2 times a day (morning & evening)

     

    Required to take temperature 3 times a day and report to GQF Staff

    May not leave place of residence

    Food delivered to rooms (option to choose outside food delivery).

    May leave place of residence to purchase food or necessities

    Food delivered to rooms (option to choose outside food delivery).

    Food delivered to rooms (option to choose outside food delivery)


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Disease Outbreak Response System Condition (DORSCON)

DORSCON Level

Orange

 

Case Summary in Singapore, as of 11 May 2020, 1200h

TOTAL CASES

23, 336

Discharged

Deaths

2721

20

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Circuit Breaker Measures extended to 1 June 2020

  1. All workplaces to close including attractions, theme parks, museums and casinos. Sports and recreational facilities will also be closed.
  2. Food establishments, markets and supermarkets, clinics, hospital, utilities, transport and key banking services will remain open as well as their supply chians.
  3. Beverage and dessert outlets will be closed. All other food outlets will open for takeaways and deliveries.
  4. Schools and institutes of higher lerning will also be closed and move fully to home-based learning. All pre-school and student care centres will also be closed, but will provide limited services for children of parents who have to continue working and are unable to make alternative care arrangements.
  5. All religious services, congregations, mass gatherings and weddings will remain suspended.
  6. All individuals to stay indoors and avoid visiting others outside of their own household, including the elderly.
  7. It is mandatory for all to wear masks when heading out.

FACT 1

COVID-19 can be spread to anyone regardless of their race, ethnicity or age.

FACT 2

The elderly and those with underlying health issues are more at risk to become ill.

FACT 3

Cases who have completed quarantine or isolation do not pose a risk of infection to others.

FACT 4

Locations visited by known or suspected cases need not be avoided.