There was a false statement contained in a web article on the COVID-19 situation in Singapore.


On 30 Jan 2020, a website called ‘City News’ published an article titled “BREAKING NEWS: Singapore records six more coronavirus case, total of 16 now” ( claiming that five Singaporeans have contracted COVID-19 without going to China.

As of 9pm on 30 Jan 2020, there is no local transmission of COVID-19 in Singapore. All confirmed cases in Singapore to date are Chinese nationals who travelled from Wuhan.

Additional Clarifications

We advise members of the public to not speculate and/or spread unfounded rumors. Please visit for updates on the COVID-19 situation.

Note: This article has been updated on 15 July 2021 to adopt the World Health Organization’s naming of the disease “COVID-19” on 11 February 2020.

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