Dengue has so far killed 20 people in Singapore, and the cumulative number of dengue cases this year stands at over 22,400 (as of 4 August 2020)
There are close to 400 dengue clusters around our island (as of 4 August 2020) - these refer to localities with active transmission, and where intervention is targeted. You can get notifications on areas with higher Aedes aegypti mosquito population with the National Environment Agency's (NEA's) myENV app.
Know the symptoms
Here’s what dengue may look like:
The best way to protect yourself and your loved ones from dengue, is prevention.
The Aedes mosquito prefers to breed in clean stagnant water easily found in our homes.
Enforcement and enhanced penalties
Since 15 July 2020, enhanced penalties have been imposed on households, construction sites and Town Councils found to be breeding mosquitoes.
Heavier penalties are imposed on households with:
Protect yourself and your families
NEA shared that all residents, especially those living in dengue cluster areas, should do the following three protective actions:
In addition, practise the Mozzie Wipeout at least once a week, to prevent the Aedes mosquito from breeding in your homes and nearby areas. Follow the steps:
Gov.sg Readers Say
“I am reminded to regularly use repellent when i see those yellow or red zone posters go up. I didn't use to reapply, but ever since my father got dengue I now carry a small bottle with me. I spray insecticide in the dark corners in my home and hard to reach places. Sometimes if leave the house for a couple of hours I will spray larger areas.” – Anita B, a project manager