US CDC updates Singapore Covid-19 travel advisory, resolving data flap

11/1/2022 3:16:00 AM

US CDC updates Singapore Covid-19 travel advisory, resolving data flap

Copy to clipboard https://str.Thank you for your feedback.Copy to clipboard https://str.Japan reintroduced coronavirus restrictions in three regions that host US military bases, the first such emergency controls since September.

sg/wM7H WASHINGTON (BLOOMBERG) - The United States Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Monday (Jan 10) reclassified its travel advisory for Singapore to high level of Covid-19.The US has four levels of travel advisories for the coronavirus: Level 1 (Low), Level 2 (Moderate), Level 3 (High) and Level 4 (Very High), excluding Level Unknown.Ad So zahlen Sie fast nichts - Günstiger kredit so einfach wie nie AFP News Families of those who died when Iranian armed forces shot down a Ukrainian airliner two years ago demanded justice for the 176 victims at a commemoration in Tehran on Saturday.Under Level 3 - the US' updated level for Singapore - people should ensure that they are fully vaccinated before travelling to the destinations listed.Delaware, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Missouri, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, the US Virgin Islands, Vermont, Virginia, Washington D.Unvaccinated travellers are advised to avoid non-essential travel to those destinations.It hit a camp for displaced people in the town of Dedebit and occurred late on Friday night (January 7), said the aid workers, anonymously because they were not authorized to speak to the media.In contrast, when a destination's Covid-19 situation is labelled as unknown, people are advised to avoid travel to those places.More On This Topic.

When travel to those destinations is a must, people should make sure they are fully vaccinated before travel.One said the camp hosts many old women and children, who couldn't escape in the darkness when the bombs struck at midnight.While potentially less severe, health officials have warned that the sheer number of infections caused by the Omicron variant could strain the hospitals' systems, some of which have already suspended elective procedures as they struggle to handle the surge of patients amid staff shortages.The update for Singapore came less than a week after the CDC declared that the level of Covid-19 in a country that publishes detailed data every day was unknown.The CDC raised eyebrows on Jan 4, when it classified Singapore's Covid-19 situation as"Unknown" from"Very High" because of a lack of testing data updates for the country on third party platform Our World in Data since Nov 8 last year.The government has previously denied targeting civilians in the 14-month conflict with rebellious Tigrayan forces.The move was met with confusion in Singapore, which contacted the CDC and the US embassy in the Republic to offer the needed data.Singapore maintains stricter testing and social distancing measures than the US.Earlier on Friday, the government freed several opposition leaders from prison and said it would begin dialog with its political opponents, in a step towards reconciliation.

The CDC said last week it would update its advisory after working with Singaporean authorities for the Covid-19 testing data.More On This Topic.India's richest state, Maharashtra, said on Saturday it would close swimming pools and gyms from Monday while schools and colleges have been closed till Feb 15 after daily cases in the state jumped to over 41,000.

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