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Singapore reduces Stay-home notice for people travelling from high-risk countries

Singapore has recently reduced the Stay-Home notice for travellers arriving at Singapore from high-risk countries and it includes India as well. This decision was taken by the Ministry of Health (MoH) after their observation for the past 1 month.

As per the reports, travellers arriving will be required to test themselves regularly with the Self-administered Rapid Antigen Test along with the existing RT-PCR test. This new test requirement will be in place until 23:59hrs of June 27.

Since there were fewer reports or known information about the emerging variants of Coronavirus, the government had asked for travellers from higher-risk countries to serve stay at home for 21 days as a precautionary measure.

This was a rule for countries including India and other high-risk countries except for Brunei Darussalam, Australia, Macau, Hong Kong, mainland China, and New Zealand.

The ministry further stated since the 21-day stay at home was being monitored when it was implemented on May 08, Singapore now has around 270 imported cases as of June 22.

Reportedly, all of them had an incubation period of virus below 14 days old, hence the government reduced the number of days from 21 days to 14 days now.

Furthermore, travellers need to undertake an RT-PCR test upon arrival to the country and isolate for 14 days. Another RT-PCR test is needed to be taken after 14 days only when the person would be allowed to end stay at home period.

Reports have said that there will not be any change in rule for migrant workers who come from high-risk countries and stay at dormitories for work in Construction, Marine and Process sectors. They will be isolated for 7 days more after Stay at the Home notice in the Migrant Worker Onboarding Sector which is a dedicated facility for migrants.

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