Indonesian Foreign Affairs: Singapore on Coronavirus Orange Alert



Petir Garda Bhwana

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  • TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Indonesia’s Foreign Affairs Ministry said on Monday that Singapore has upgraded its disease outbreak response system condition (Dorscon) to Orange as the coronavirus transmittal has increased in its neighboring countries. 

    “There is a change in Singapore’s international status to Orange alert,” said Foreign Affairs Ministry spokesperson Faizasyah on Monday, February 10. 

    An Orange alert means the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) is deemed dangerous and can spread easily from human-to-human but its spread is still contained.

    The spokesperson assured that the ministry will not issue a travel warning on Singapore’s status and will continue to allow traffic of Indonesians to Singapore and otherwise. 

    Indonesians planning to visit or who are currently residing in Singapore have been told to keep themselves fit, improve hygiene and avoid unnecessary outdoor activities to avoid potential coronavirus transmittal.