Singapore to dam entry to guests from South Africa

Singapore on Friday stated that it’s going to cease permitting guests who’ve latest journey historical past to South Africa after a latest surge within the probably contagious pressure of coronavirus has been spreading within the nation.

The well being ministry stated that each one guests together with lengthy and short-term visa holders who’ve a journey historical past of visiting South Africa throughout the final 14 days is not going to be allowed into the nation additionally by way of transit.

Returning Singapore residents and everlasting residents will likely be required to bear an RT-PCR check upon their arrival and must mandatorily quarantine for 14 days.

“Whereas the pressure has been instructed to be extra transmissible, there’s at present inadequate proof to find out if this pressure is related to any change in illness severity, antibody response or vaccine efficacy,” stated the Well being Minister

These points are at present being investigated and the ministry stated that it’s going to consider information as particulars emerge and the minister will renew the border measures accordingly.

These present border measures will likely be in place from January 04.

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