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Those with recent travel history to Australia's Victoria state, Japan and Hong Kong to serve SHN in dedicated facilities: Lawrence Wong

Given the resurgence of COVID-19 cases in various places, Singapore is changing the requirements for travellers with recent travel history to the State of Victoria in Australia, Japan and Hong Kong. 

Those with recent travel history or transit in these areas will now be required to serve their Stay-Home Notices at dedicated facilities instead of their own place of residence.

"This will apply to all travellers with recent travel history in these three areas, entering Singapore after 11.59pm on July 19," said Minister Lawrence Wong, co-chair of the Multi-Ministry Taskforce on COVID-19. 

Minister Lawrence Wong, Co-chair of the multi-ministry taskforce on COVID-19. Photo courtesy: MCI
Minister Lawrence Wong, Co-chair of the multi-ministry taskforce on COVID-19. Photo courtesy: MCI

"The external environment remains one where the virus is spreading very quickly, and even in countries that had controlled the virus successfully before are now seeing resurgence of cases," Wong added.

"The cases from overseas coming in through our borders represent another risk for us, even as we clear the dormitory cases."

Singapore's overall advisory remains for residents to avoid all travel, Wong said. "The long and short of it is [that] the fight against COVID-19 is not over."

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