The Chinese Embassy in Singapore on Monday has warned its citizens not to travel to Singapore unless necessary amid a sharp rise in COVID-19 cases.
“Considering the current situation in Singapore, the embassy reiterates that cross-border travel during a pandemic is dangerous and those intending to visit the city-state should carefully reconsider their plans,” the Embassy statement said.
The statement added that dozens of Chinese nationals in Singapore already caught the virus there, including tourists and visitors who had traveled for work or short visits to their families.
At present, Chinese citizens from the mainland could enter Singapore without going through quarantine but would take a test on arrival and isolate until they receive a negative result.
Last week, Chinese health experts suggested that the outbreak in China’s Fujian province may have been caused by a patient who returned to Putian from Singapore and recently tested positive.
As of September 13, 2021, Singapore has recorded a total of 774 hospitalized cases of COVID-19, with 57 requiring oxygen supplementation, and eight in the Intensive Care Unit.
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