MFA closely monitoring coronavirus situation, in touch with 35 Singaporeans in Wuhan

MFA closely monitoring coronavirus situation, in touch with 35 Singaporeans in Wuhan

Workers in protective suits check the temperature of a passenger arriving at the Xianning North Sta
Workers in protective suits check the temperature of a passenger arriving at the Xianning North Station on the eve of the Chinese Lunar New Year celebrations, in Xianning, a city bordering Wuhan to the north, in Hubei province, China January 24, 2020. REUTERS/Martin Pollard

SINGAPORE: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) said on Saturday (Jan 25) it was closely monitoring the coronavirus outbreak in China and that it was in touch with 35 Singaporeans in Wuhan city, where the virus originated. 

The Singaporeans in Wuhan had registered on the MFA website or contacted the ministry.

"They have reported that they are well," said MFA. 

The ministry also said that Singaporeans should avoid all travel to the virus-hit Hubei province in China.

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It advised all Singaporeans currently in China to register on its website so that they can be given timely information and consular assistance if necessary. 

Singaporeans are also advised to regularly check the Ministry of Health's website and that of the PRC National Health Commission and World Health Organization. 

Those who need assistance may reach out to the authorities through the following channels: 

Singapore Embassy in Beijing

Tel: +86-(10) 65321115 / +86 1391 0755 251

Email: singemb_bej@mfa.sg

Singapore Consulate-General in Chengdu

Tel: +86-(28) 86527222  / +86 1390 8073 562

Email: singcg_cgu@mfa.sg

Singapore Consulate-General in Guangzhou

Tel: +86-(20) 38912345 / +86 1392 2296 253

Email: singcg_gzu@mfa.sg

Singapore Consulate-General in Shanghai

Tel: +86-(21) 62785566/ +86 1380 1949 439

Email: singcg_sha@mfa.sg

Singapore Consulate-General in Xiamen

Tel: +86 592-268 4691/ +86 1390 6029 002

Email: singcg_xmn@mfa.sg

Singapore Consulate-General in Hong Kong

Tel: +852 2527 2212/+852-9466-1251

Email: singcg_hkg@mfa.sg

Ministry of Foreign Affairs Duty Office (24-hours)

Tel: +65 6379 8800/8855

Email: mfa_duty_officer@mfa.gov.sg

For full coverage and latest developments on the Wuhan virus outbreak: https://cna.asia/wuhan-virus

Source: CNA/hs

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