Every patient with a confirmed or suspected diagnosis of COVID-19 were isolated in hospital. Aggressive contact tracing was then initiated to determine possible sources of infection and to prevent onward transmission.
- Close contacts of confirmed or suspected case were placed under mandatory quarantine for 14 days; economic assistance was provided and those who do not comply were prosecuted.
At all ports of entry, incoming travellers had temperature and health screening.
They have set up a temperature screening at the entry of public buildings.
This data come from an observational study describing the public health measures (healthcare, surveillance and containment, border control, community and social) applied by Singapore to limit the spread of COVID-19. These measures were successful in flattening the curve.
Lee V. J., Chiew C. J., Khong W. X. (March 13 2020). Interrupting transmission of COVID-19: lessons from containment efforts in Singapore. Journal of Travel Medicine. https://doi.org/10.1093/jtm/taaa039