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Imported COVID-19 Cases and Country Ranking

4th Sep 2020

Name and Constituency of Member of Parliament

Mr Dennis Tan Lip Fong

MP for Hougang SMC

Question No. 37

To ask the Minister for Health (a) Between April and August 2020, what is the total number of imported COVID-19 cases who are non-Singapore citizens; and (b) of these cases, what are the top three countries of embarkation from where these persons came from and what are the respective figures for each of these countries.

Written Answer

For the five months between 1 April 2020 to 31 August 2020, Singapore has seen a total of 292 imported COVID-19 cases who are non-Singaporeans. Of these, there were 56 Permanent Residents, 110 Work Pass holders, 99 Long-Term Visit and 27 Short-Term Visit Pass holders.

Their top three countries of last embarkation were India with 183 imported cases; Philippines with 46 imported cases; and Indonesia with 15 imported cases.

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