Singapore says 90% of imported Covid-19 cases showed no symptoms at checkpoint

SINGAPORE: Nine in 10 imported Covid-19 cases detected in Singapore between March 18 and 20 did not show symptoms when they passed through the border checkpoints, The Straits Times reported.

As a result, the cases were detected only later on, the paper quoted the Singapore health ministry (MOH) as saying.

The report said about 90% of the imported cases in Singapore during the three-day period went to see a doctor at a hospital or general practitioner’s clinic after they returned home.

“They had not displayed symptoms when at the checkpoints,” MOH was quoted as saying.

Singapore has seen an increase of imported cases to the island city.

Yesterday, it reported 48 imported cases of Covid-19 infection, the highest number so far.

Travellers to Singapore must submit a health declaration to the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) prior to their arrival this Friday.

The rule also applies to Singapore citizens, permanent residents, and long-term pass holders including student pass, dependent pass, work pass and long-term visit pass holders.

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