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When asked about the risk of not having a 14-day stay-home notice for travellers who have spent 14 days in either Singapore or Hong Kong, Prof Dale Fisher, Senior Consultant, NUH Division of Infectious Diseases, said countries with good contact tracing systems would have placed contacts in quarantine, and social distancing and mask-wearing would further reduce the risk of transmission. So even if a case entered, the risk of virus transmission is small and the benefits make it worthwhile.
A/Prof Hsu Li Yang, Vice-Dean of Global Health at SSHSPH, from SSHSPH noted that despite concerns, it is important to implement such measures and monitor the situation closely to see how they work. Media ArticlesNUHS in the News