It seems like it’s been forever since the start of the pandemic. Singapore even once had the highest Covid-19 rate in the whole of southeast Asia.
But now, for the first time since the outbreak, Singapore has seen a day (November 24) with no active local Covid-19 cases in the whole city.
It has been over 14-days since any cluster of local cases have been reported, meaning that – based off cases on the database – the virus is all but eradicated in the city. Authorities say that some cases have come in from abroad, but everyone coming in is immediately required to isolate for two weeks.
Singapore has recorded over 58,000 cases, with 28 deaths. The government imposed a lockdown in April to help bring the numbers down.
While this fact today marks a huge success for the city, it is still noted that citizens should wear masks and always keep social distance. Travel restrictions will remain as they are.
Let’s keep this up!