2nd Nov 2020
Mr Leong Mun Wai
Question No. 293
To ask the Minister for Health (a) what is the number of imported COVID-19 cases who are non-citizens for the respective time periods of September 2020, between July and September 2020, and since 7 April 2020; and (b) what is the breakdown of these cases by country of origin.
1. There were 139 imported COVID-19 cases who are non-Singapore Citizens in the month of September 2020, 409 cases for the period from 1 July 2020 to 30 September 2020, and 575 cases for the period from 7 April 2020 to 31 October 2020.
2. The three countries with the highest numbers were India with 291 imported cases; Philippines with 111 imported cases; and Indonesia with 53 imported cases. We regularly review our border measures to manage the risk of COVID-19 importation. Pre-departure test requirement had been imposed for inbound travellers from India since 17 September, and for the Philippines and Indonesia since 20 October.