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Should one avoid public places where there have been confirmed Coronavirus Disease 2019 cases?

There is no need to avoid public areas. For all public and residential spaces exposed to confirmed 2019 Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-2019) cases, NEA officers have been deployed to supervise the cleaning and disinfection works, to ensure that they were performed in accordance with NEA guidelines

As a precautionary measure to minimise the risk of transmission of COVID-2019, NEA has issued sanitation and hygiene advisories to premises and facilities with high public access – such as hotels, commercial buildings, FB outlets (including hawker centres), and Town Councils. Officers from NEA and the Singapore Food Agency (SFA) have been visiting hawker centres, to guide hawkers on the proper cleaning and disinfection of their premises. Town Councils have also stepped up on their cleaning and disinfection regime of common areas, to ensure a high level of public health hygiene.

We would like to remind everyone to always observe good hygiene practices, like properly binning used tissues and waste, keeping dining tables clean, and returning trays along with soiled crockery after meals, to keep viruses at bay.

We also advise members of the public to not speculate and/or spread unfounded rumours. Please visit this page ( for updates on COVID-19 situation.

Posted on 05 Feb 2020 03:00 PM