What we know about COVID-19

COVID-19 is caused by a new virus called SARS-CoV2. First cases were detected in December 2019 in China and now there are over 1.5 million cases around the world.

Symptoms to look out for

How is COVID-19 spread?

Coronavirus spreads from an infected person through:

Small droplets from the nose or mouth which are spread when a person coughs or sneezes

Touching an object or surface with these droplets on it and then touching your mouth, nose, or eyes before washing your hands

Close personal contact, such as touching or shaking hands

How long can the virus stay on things?

Current Situation in Singapore

Stay updated through these channels:


Ministry of Health Singapore


Gov.sg Whatsapp channel


Gov.sg Telegram channel