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Singapore: MPA extends precautionary measures to minimise spread of COVID-19

05 Mar 2020
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The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore on Wednesday (4 March) issued notices to limit to spread of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) within the republic’s maritime sector.

The latest Extension of Precautionary Measures to Minimise Risk of Community Spread of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Singapore document extended the measures to include the following:

  1. All arriving vessels with crew/passengers with recent travel history to mainland China, Iran, northern Italy or the Republic of Korea in the past 14 days; and
  2. All arriving vessels that have called at ports in mainland China, Iran, northern Italy or the Republic of Korea in the past 14 days.

The port authority has further released an updated Maritime Declaration of Health which brings to the attention of the National Environment Agency’s (Port Health Office) requirements to submit the Maritime Declaration of Health to the Port Health Office.

The declaration is part of the measures to prevent the spread of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) into Singapore and will come into effect from 04 Mar 2020, 2359hrs.

The above documents can be downloaded via the following links:

  • Extension of Precautionary Measures to Minimise Risk of Community Spread of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Singapore [link]
  • Maritime Declaration of Health [link]

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Published: 5 March, 2020

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