By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews

The Singapore Ministry of Health reported an additional three novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) cases today, all with no links to previous cases or travel history to China. This brings the total in the country to 33.


Among the confirmed cases, two have been discharged. Of the remaining 31, most are stable or improving. Two are in critical condition in the intensive care unit.

Singapore’s government today stepped up the risk assessment from DORSCON (Disease Outbreak Response System Condition) Yellow to DORSCON Orange.

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Under DORSCON Orange, the virus is severe and spreads easily from person to person, However, there is no widespread transmission in Singapore and the virus is being contained.

Under DORSCON Orange, additional precautionary measures will be introduced to minimize the risk of further transmission of the virus, and raise the protection of vulnerable groups, which includes canceling or deferring large-scale events, or put in place necessary precautions if proceeding; daily health checks at workplaces, and enhanced business continuity capability plans.