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Old 11-02-2020, 02:32 PM   #1
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<154 media>No reason for other countries to impose travel advisory to Singapore

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SINGAPORE — There is no reason for other countries to impose travel advisories on Singapore, as the Republic has taken adequate measures to contain the novel coronavirus, said the Singapore Tourism Board’s chief executive, Mr Keith Tan, on Tuesday (Feb 11).*

Speaking to reporters at the agency’s annual review of the city-state’s tourism performance, Mr Tan said: “We're very confident in the measures that our government has taken to contain the outbreak of the virus here in Singapore and hence we see no reason for any travel advisories against Singapore”.*

He added that the Foreign Affairs Ministry will be working very closely with other countries if they make any indications that they would impose a travel advisory on Singapore.*

In the wake of the escalating novel coronavirus situation here, several countries have begun to issue travel warnings on a growing list of countries and Singapore is now included in some of these lists.*

On Monday, Middle Eastern countries Kuwait and Qatar have each issued travel advisories urging their citizens to defer travel plans to Singapore.

On the same day, Sarawak’s authorities said travellers who have recently visited Singapore must quarantine themselves for 14 days once they enter the Malaysian city.

Earlier on Sunday, Israel's health ministry has widened its travel warning to additional Asian destinations, including Singapore. It advised the public to consider whether travel to these places was necessary.

Last week, the United Kingdom has also advised travellers returning from nine countries and territories, including Singapore, to stay at home for 14 days.*

Several foreigners who have been infected with the novel coronavirus were found to have travelled to Singapore.*

They include two South Koreans, a Malaysian and a British national, all of whom attended a business conference at the Grand Hyatt Hotel at Orchard Road, a famous shopping belt where tourists often frequent.*

A Chinese national from Wuhan, the Chinese city where the virus originated from, also attended this meeting.*

The Health Ministry earlier said that there are 94 foreign participants at this meeting, believed to be convened by a gas analysis firm Servomex, which is based in the United Kingdom.*

The novel coronavirus has now spread to 28 countries, with Singapore reporting 45 confirmed cases as of Monday — the highest number of cases outside of China.

It raised the risk assessment alert level last Friday after a few cases of local transmission were confirmed by the Health Ministry, sparking concerns among other countries.*

However, Mr Tan said that the Government here has taken measures to contain the virus in the city-state.*

When asked whether the virus situation would have an impact on Singapore’s long-term image, he said that the authorities here are more concerned about facts.

“Making decisions based on hearsay is not right and so we want to make sure that other governments that are considering this measure have a full understanding of the measures that we have taken, that we have put in place, and a full understanding of the facts,” he added.*
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Old 11-02-2020, 02:33 PM   #2
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Lai liao.
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Old 11-02-2020, 02:34 PM   #3
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That's his opinion.

Likely a vocal minority, if you view it from a global perspective.
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Old 11-02-2020, 02:35 PM   #4
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our ministers aren't wrong, but reality is cruel and it is every man for himself out there. just because you are lenient and open doesn't mean others will reciprocate when SHTF
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cos PAP failed to impose restriction from wuhan
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Old 11-02-2020, 02:36 PM   #6
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They really really shouldnt say that, especially in media.
Makes sg look like a sore loser.

If it spread, it spread, you make an effort to contain it and wait for positive reviews from other, ppl will judge for themselves. You dont go around crying unfair and tell them to dont tell their citizen to not come.
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Old 11-02-2020, 02:37 PM   #7
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Where is our Geng Shuang? His earlier scripts can all be reused,reduced,recycled to F those countries thinking so.
After Kuwait, today any other country follow?
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Old 11-02-2020, 02:38 PM   #8
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That's not for Keith to say or decide.

Having viewed the coronavirus developed and how it has been handled in SG, other countries have their own rights to draw their own conclusions and decide upon actions that are net beneficial to their countries and people.

The same could apply to SG too.
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Sg took too long to ban chinese from coming here, and there are now cases of untraceable infections

It's their own fault really
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Old 11-02-2020, 02:38 PM   #10
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Lol... Ownself say ownself took adequate measures..
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Old 11-02-2020, 02:39 PM   #11
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“Making decisions based on hearsay is not right and so we want to make sure that other governments that are considering this measure have a full understanding of the measures that we have taken, that we have put in place, and a full understanding of the facts,”
Yes, measures like the open leg policy, while asking shitizens not to wear mask when going for peak hour MRT sardine. Very reassuring.
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Old 11-02-2020, 02:39 PM   #12
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We have already exported a few cases and we cannot even trace some of our confirmed cases already.

Just let other countries do it. Better to contain the virus and let the unaffected countries give their medical supplies to help the affected countries.

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I recall china saying the same..........
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SINGAPORE — There is no reason for other countries to impose travel advisories on Singapore, as the Republic has taken adequate measures to contain the novel coronavirus, said the Singapore Tourism Board’s chief executive, Mr Keith Tan, on Tuesday (Feb 11).*

Speaking to reporters at the agency’s annual review of the city-state’s tourism performance, Mr Tan said: “We're very confident in the measures that our government has taken to contain the outbreak of the virus here in Singapore and hence we see no reason for any travel advisories against Singapore”.*

He added that the Foreign Affairs Ministry will be working very closely with other countries if they make any indications that they would impose a travel advisory on Singapore.*

In the wake of the escalating novel coronavirus situation here, several countries have begun to issue travel warnings on a growing list of countries and Singapore is now included in some of these lists.*

On Monday, Middle Eastern countries Kuwait and Qatar have each issued travel advisories urging their citizens to defer travel plans to Singapore.

On the same day, Sarawak’s authorities said travellers who have recently visited Singapore must quarantine themselves for 14 days once they enter the Malaysian city.

Earlier on Sunday, Israel's health ministry has widened its travel warning to additional Asian destinations, including Singapore. It advised the public to consider whether travel to these places was necessary.

Last week, the United Kingdom has also advised travellers returning from nine countries and territories, including Singapore, to stay at home for 14 days.*

Several foreigners who have been infected with the novel coronavirus were found to have travelled to Singapore.*

They include two South Koreans, a Malaysian and a British national, all of whom attended a business conference at the Grand Hyatt Hotel at Orchard Road, a famous shopping belt where tourists often frequent.*

A Chinese national from Wuhan, the Chinese city where the virus originated from, also attended this meeting.*

The Health Ministry earlier said that there are 94 foreign participants at this meeting, believed to be convened by a gas analysis firm Servomex, which is based in the United Kingdom.*

The novel coronavirus has now spread to 28 countries, with Singapore reporting 45 confirmed cases as of Monday — the highest number of cases outside of China.

It raised the risk assessment alert level last Friday after a few cases of local transmission were confirmed by the Health Ministry, sparking concerns among other countries.*

However, Mr Tan said that the Government here has taken measures to contain the virus in the city-state.*

When asked whether the virus situation would have an impact on Singapore’s long-term image, he said that the authorities here are more concerned about facts.

“Making decisions based on hearsay is not right and so we want to make sure that other governments that are considering this measure have a full understanding of the measures that we have taken, that we have put in place, and a full understanding of the facts,” he added.*
LOL, it is like a business man saying its own "product" got no defects (when foreigners already saw the "defect").
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Old 11-02-2020, 02:40 PM   #15
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See la, you don't ban ppl, ppl will still ban you
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