3 More Wuhan Virus Cases Confirmed In Singapore Bringing The Total To 10
The patients are three Chinese nationals from Wuhan, two of them a husband and wife, both 56 years old.
Three new cases of Wuhan coronavirus infection have been confirmed in Singapore, bringing the total number in the country to 10, the Ministry of Health announced on Wednesday (29 Jan).
As with all previous cases, the patients are three Chinese nationals from Wuhan, two of them a husband and wife, both 56 years old.
According to the health ministry, the couple arrived in Singapore on Sunday (19 Jan), and are currently warded in isolation rooms at the National Centre for Infectious Diseases (NCID). They that they had no symptoms of the virus during the flight to Singapore, but developed symptoms on Friday (24 Jan) and took a taxi to Tan Tock Seng Hospital two days later.
The MOH added that they were classified as suspect cases and immediately isolated at NCID. Tests, later on, confirmed Wuhan coronavirus infection.
Prior to hospital admission, the cases stayed with their family at their home at Lorong Lew Lian.
More Wuhan Virus Cases Confirmed In Singapore
The other patient, the tenth confirmed case here, is a 56-year-old male Chinese national who arrived in Singapore from Wuhan on 20 Jan. He is currently warded in an isolation room at NCID.
He was reported asymptomatic during his flight to Singapore and subsequently developed symptoms the next day. He was admitted to NCID on 28 Jan after being identified as a suspect case at a health screening station at Marina South Pier. Subsequent test results confirmed Wuhan coronavirus infection.
Prior to hospital admission, the case worked and lived onboard a cargo vessel, the MOH said. It added that it initiated epidemiological investigations and contact tracing to identify individuals who had close contact with the cases.
Wuhan Virus Cases Confirmed In Singapore Now At 10
The total number of confirmed cases of the Wuhan coronavirus here is now at 10.
Singapore confirmed its first Wuhan virus case on 23 Jan, the case is a 66-year-old male Chinese national from Wuhan who arrived in Singapore with his family on 20 January 2020.
Travellers and members of the public should adopt the following precautions at all times
The Ministry of Health urges travellers and members of the public follow health precautions to prevent the spread of the virus:
- Avoid contact with live animals including poultry and birds, and consumption of raw and undercooked meats;
- Avoid close contact with people who are unwell or showing symptoms of illness;
- Observe good personal hygiene;
- Practise frequent hand washing with soap (e.g. before handling food or eating, after going to the toilet, or when hands are dirtied by respiratory secretions after coughing or sneezing);
- Wear a mask if you have respiratory symptoms such as a cough or shortness of breath;
- Cover your mouth with a tissue paper when coughing or sneezing, and dispose the soiled tissue paper in the rubbish bin immediately; and
- Seek medical attention promptly if you are feeling unwell.