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COVID 19: Indian citizens advised to avoid all non-essential travel to Singapore
IFP Bureau | First Published: February 22, 2020 16:04:09 pm
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All Indian citizens have been told to avoid all non-essential travel to Singapore amid the coronavirus (COVID 90) spread. The travel advisory has been issued by the Central government. 

The Cabinet Secretary on Saturday chaired a high-level meeting to review the status, actions taken and preparedness of States/UTs regarding management of Novel Coronavirus (COVID19), in New Delhi, a release by the Health Ministry stated. 

Secretaries of Health and Family Welfare, Civil Aviation, Defence, Information & Broadcasting, DG AFMS and representatives from External Affairs, Home Affairs, Bureau of Immigration, ITBP and Army were also present.

After a detailed review, in addition to the universal screening as per earlier advisories, universal screening at airports is now being planned for flights from Kathmandu, Indonesia, Vietnam and Malaysia.

Also, in furtherance to the travel advisory issued earlier, citizens are advised to avoid all non-essential travel to Singapore.

As on date, 21,805 passengers have been brought under community surveillance. In addition, 3,97,152 flight passengers and 9,695 travellers at sea ports have been screened.

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