Vehicles form a long queue to enter Woodlands checkpoint in Singapore on March 17, 2020 from across the causeway of the southern Malaysian state of Johor. - Malaysia will ban its citizens from travelling overseas and foreigners from entering the country in drastic measures announced by the prime minister on March 16 aimed at curbing the spread of the deadly new coronavirus. (Photo by Catherine LAI / AFP) (Photo by CATHERINE LAI/AFP via Getty Images)

Singapore announced on Sunday that it will close its borders to short-term visitors and travelers transiting though the the major aviation hub starting Monday.

“There has been a further sharp increase in cases globally and widening spread,” the Ministry of Health announced in a statement, adding that the majority of the new cases were “imported cases.”

Singapore residents and work-permit holders have to self-isolate for 14 days after entering the city state.

Singapore has 432 confirmed cases of the virus, and recorded 2 deaths.

Source: CNN News


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