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.
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
Singapore Consulate-General in Chengdu
Tel: +86-(28) 86527222 / +86 1390 8073 562
Singapore Consulate-General in Guangzhou
Tel: +86-(20) 38912345 / +86 1392 2296 253
Singapore Consulate-General in Shanghai
Tel: +86-(21) 62785566/ +86 1380 1949 439
Singapore Consulate-General in Xiamen
Tel: +86 592-268 4691/ +86 1390 6029 002
Singapore Consulate-General in Hong Kong
Tel: +852 2527 2212/+852-9466-1251
Ministry of Foreign Affairs Duty Office (24-hours)
Tel: +65 6379 8800/8855
For full coverage and latest developments on the Wuhan virus outbreak: https://cna.asia/wuhan-virus