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Border Control : Is it time to lossen?


Daily Dose : Border Control

Travellers from more countries will be allowed to serve 14 day stay home notice at their place of residence. This was introduced despite the increasing imported cases in Singapore. It's an interesting development and a calculated risk given that imported cases were reported from at least one of the country on the list.

The question is, are we ready for this next step?

While we cannot remain close, everything has to be done in baby steps so as not to derail our efforts. These measures are baby steps to signal to the world that we will be the first to open. It is a necessary step for survival.

1) 7 new Covid19 cases

1 Community

6 Imported Cases

The community case had arrived in Singapore on 10 Oct from Vietnam and was tested negative. For travellers from Vietnam (Together with Australia, Brunei and  NZ), they do not need to serve Stay Home Notice. However, she was diagnosed with Covid19 on 23 Oct (within 14 days incubation period). There is either a possibility of her getting the virus while in Vietnam or in Singapore. Either way, this has lead to the possibility of more infections depending on the travel itinerary of the case.

The positive news is that there is no case in the dorms. The 6 imported cases continue to highlight that the threat now is from overseas. 

Source: MOH

2) More Travellers, including those from Japan and Thailand, can serve Covid19 Stay Home Notice at the place of residence

The countries are Estonia, Fiji, Finland, Japan, Norway, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Turkey.

Interestingly, there was a confirm imported case from Japan on the same day that this was announced

Special transport arrangements will have to be made from the immigration checkpoint to the traveller’s place of residence, and their respective testing facilities, where they have to be swabbed for Covid-19 before the end of their stay-home notice. 

The total cost of around $200-$220 for all trips would be borne by the traveller. 

With effect from Jan 1 next year, MOH said that the Government will no longer waive the costs of stay at dedicated stay-home notice facilities for Singaporeans and permanent residents who last left Singapore before March 27 this year, as the vast majority have already returned.

Similarly, all new and returning travellers, including long-term pass holders, will be responsible for their medical bills, should they develop Covid-19 symptoms within 14 days of their arrival. 

Source: CNA

3) TraceTogether token collection suspended for a day, to be distributed one constituency at a time from Oct 29

This comes on the same day where the collection can now only be done at one's constituency. The new mode of distribution will start at MArisling Community Centre for residents and will be followed by Fuchun and Woodgroove CC for residents of Woodgrove. 

By 2nd half od Dec, all CC will be opened for collection.

To find out where you can collect your tokens, refer here

Source: CNA

4) Raffles City, Bugis Junction and Arcade @ The Capitol Kempinski among places visited by infectious Covid19 cases

  • 23 Oct* 2000h to 2100h Bugis Junction (200 Victoria Street) Toast Box
  • 22 Oct* 1820h to 2020h Raffles City Shopping Centre (252 North Bridge Road) The Coffee Academics
  • 21 Oct* 2040h to 2200h Arcade @ The Capitol Kempinski (13 Stamford Road) La Scala Ristorante

5) PSLE , O Level and National exam results to be released online, handed out in smaller venues

This year, the collection of results will be different. You can either view it online or collect the results in person in school. Collection in school will be at individual classes instead of collecting in a school hall. Parents also need to wit at designated common areas.

This marks a big change from the traditional collection from school halls. Somehow, getting results via online does not invoke the same feeling and anticipation that one will get when collecting the results in school.

The tentative dates for collection as follows

  • PSLE : 25-27 Nov
  • GCE N(A)/N(T) 17-21 Dec
  • GCE O Level 11-13 Jan
  • GCE A Level 19-23 Feb

Source: ST

For PSLE students waiting for the results, you might want to keep this list handy.

PSLE Cut Off Point 2021 admission

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