Six months of Covid-19 in Singapore: A timeline
A multi-ministry task force is set up to tackle the coronavirus here.
Singapore’s first case, a 66-year-old man from Wuhan, is confirmed.
Singapore sees its first case of infection in the community, a 28-year-old Singaporean who worked at Yong Thai Hang, a Chinese health products shop in Lavender.
MOH raises the Dorscon level from yellow to orange. A wave of panic buying ensues.
Case 42 is admitted to the hospital. He will spend the next five months fighting the infection.
MOH first refers to the disease as Covid-19 in its daily press releases.
Grace Assembly of God becomes the first religious organisation here to suspend services so as a result of Covid-19
MOH announces that in a likely world first, serology tests helped uncover the “missing links” between the Grace Assembly of God church and the Life Church and Missions Singapore clusters.
A new cluster involving a dinner at Safra Jurong is announced.
Singapore sees its first two deaths from the virus.
Peak of daily imported cases. All short term visitors are no longer alllowed to enter or transit through Singapore from 11.59pm.
All bars, cinemas and entertainment outlets are closed.
Circuit breaker measures kick in. Most workplaces are closed, and dining-in at eateries is not allowed.
Peak of daily community cases.
Mask-wearing outside of one’s house becomes mandatory.
Peak of daily dorm cases.
PM Lee announces that the circuit breaker measures will be extended till June 1. The measures are also tightened, with barber and bubble tea shops closing.
Changi Airport Terminal 2 suspends operations for 18 months. The last flight leaves at 6.10am for Tokyo.
Singapore’s oldest coronavirus patient, a 102-year-old woman, is discharged.
The circuit breaker lifts and Singapore enters Phase One of reopening. Parents and grandparents can receive up to two visitors at once, from the same household.
Schools re-open, but only some students have to attend daily lessons.
Singapore moves to Phase Two of reopening. Dining-in is permitted, and households can receive up to five visitors. Some facilities also reopen.
Bangladeshi worker Raju Sarker, also known as Case 42, is discharged from Tan Tock Seng Hospital after spending almost five months there.
All acute respiratory infection patients aged 13 and above are swabbed for Covid-19 from this point.
Polling day: Long queues form at various polling stations across the island, in part due to the safe distancing measures. The Elections Department revises its earlier guidelines on wearing disposable gloves.
354 new cases are confirmed, bringing the total number of infections to 49,098.
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