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Table 2 Timeline of COVID-19 epidemic in Singapore as of March 31, 2020 [9]

From: Real-time monitoring the transmission potential of COVID-19 in Singapore, March 2020

Date Event
1/23/2020 First imported case of SARS-CoV-2 confirmed
1/23/2020–1/26/2020 Flights to Wuhan canceled by the Singaporean government
1/29/2020 Travelers from Hubei denied entry in Singapore
2/1/2020 New visitors with recent travel history to mainland China within the last 14 days denied entry into Singapore, or transit through Singapore
2/1/2020 Distribution of masks by the government
2/4/2020 First cases of local SARS-CoV-2 transmission
2/6/2020 First recovered patient in Singapore
2/7/2020 Singapore’s outbreak response level upgraded from yellow to orange
2/17/2020 Stay at home notices issued for 14 days for all Singapore residents and long-term work pass holders returning from China
2/23/2020 Travel advisory extended to visitors from South Korea
2/25/2020 Links between Grace Assembly of God cluster and The Life Church and Missions cluster established
2/26/2020 Ban on visitors arriving from Cheongdo and Daegu in South Korea.
2/28/2020 Singapore company Biotech introduced COVID-19 test kit for in vitro case diagnosis
3/4/2020 Ban implemented on visitors arriving from South Korea, Iran, and Italy
3/10/2020 600 passengers disembarked from the Italian cruise ship, Costa Fortuna and social distancing measures announced
3/12/2020 First two deaths from COVID-19 reported
3/15/2020 Ban implemented on visitors arriving from Italy, France, Spain, and Germany
3/18/2020 Announcement made for all visitors entering Singapore from March 20, 2020 onwards to observe a 14-day quarantine
3/22/2020 Ban implemented on all short term visitors arriving or transiting from Singapore from March 23, 2020 onwards
3/23/2020 Announcement made for travelers including Singapore citizens who will be required to submit a health declaration before entering Singapore
3/24/2020 Social distancing measures reinforced including bans on large gatherings and social events
3/26/2020 Punishments announced for individuals breaching the stay at home notices