The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak has raised concerns around the world, particularly so as many will be travelling over the Lunar New Year period.
We would like to encourage the public to be vigilant in personal hygiene practice i.e. good hand hygiene, donning surgical mask, seek medical advice whenever you are unwell especially after returning from affected countries.
Travellers to China has to monitor their health closely for two weeks upon returning to Singapore, and to seek medical attention promptly if they feel unwell.
If you experience any fever or shortness of breath, please seek medical care immediately and inform your doctor of your travel history.
All public hospital emergency departments are now on "outbreak response mode", in addition to Changi Airport conducting temperature screening for all flights from China.
At FPH, we are also taking precautionary measures such as screening patients at admission counters and our 24 HR Emergency Clinic.
You can learn more about the virus here.