Singapore - Hong Kong travel bubble

Old Apr 27, 2021, 10:32 am
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Originally Posted by sbs2716g
have been reading that the results of arrival tests for those group of ppl who are exempted from quarantine in Singapore (Ie pax from China/australia/NZ/Taiwan) usually will be out in around 4-5 hours.
I saw the same... someone even said they received the results after unpacking at the hotel... around 3 hours after taking the test..
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Old Apr 27, 2021, 7:57 pm
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Originally Posted by fakecd

i personally am not interested to get stuck in singapore if unknown case spikes. look at NZ-Perth bubble that was shut in first 4 days due to one case in perth


I am personally 'Very' interested in being stuck in SIN for the next several months.
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Old Apr 28, 2021, 6:59 pm
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SIngapore now has two covid clusters of significant size: One in a hospital general ward, and one in a dormitory with many reinfected patients.

https://www.straitstimes.com/singapo...t-positive-for

https://www.straitstimes.com/singapo...tion-following
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Old Apr 29, 2021, 8:03 am
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And today16 new local cases in SIngapore, with a cluster around an airport immigration officer.

Maybe the bubble might be further delayed.
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Old Apr 29, 2021, 8:31 am
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Originally Posted by brunos
And today16 new local cases in SIngapore, with a cluster around an airport immigration officer.

Maybe the bubble might be further delayed.
most are linked cases.
And right now HKG have also just discovered a unlinked case which have the new strain.
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Old Apr 29, 2021, 4:35 pm
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Originally Posted by sbs2716g
And right now HKG have also just discovered a unlinked case which have the new strain.
That domestic helper had South African and Brazil variants. Not Indian double, thank goodness.
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Old Apr 29, 2021, 11:30 pm
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That concept of "unlinked" is quite fuzzy. If you search extremely hard enough, you can find the origin of most cases.
Let's assume that the Tung Chung case generates hundreds of cases in the building, at Fu Tung plaza, at the church. Then there will be zero "unlinked" cases. So what?
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Old Apr 30, 2021, 12:00 am
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Originally Posted by brunos
That concept of "unlinked" is quite fuzzy. If you search extremely hard enough, you can find the origin of most cases.
Let's assume that the Tung Chung case generates hundreds of cases in the building, at Fu Tung plaza, at the church. Then there will be zero "unlinked" cases. So what?
If there is no unlinked case, then the authority can put all the hundreds of domestic workers in the hospital and close contacts in the quarantine center, and tomorrow, there will be no linked case either.
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Old Apr 30, 2021, 1:29 am
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Originally Posted by Singapore_Air
5 (unlinked) is such a ridiculously low number.
Perhaps where you are... here in aus 5 would be enough to create a lockdown.
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Old Apr 30, 2021, 2:06 am
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Originally Posted by ANstar
Perhaps where you are... here in aus 5 would be enough to create a lockdown.
how many tests are Australians doing everyday in search of cases?

It is not just about cases, also about tests and continous tests.
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Old Apr 30, 2021, 2:14 am
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Originally Posted by freed0m
how many tests are Australians doing everyday in search of cases?

It is not just about cases, also about tests and continous tests.
Testing still remains at high levels... but when you go for an elimination strategy even 1-2 unlinked case forces us into a 3-5 day lockdown.
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Old Apr 30, 2021, 8:11 am
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Originally Posted by ANstar
Testing still remains at high levels... but when you go for an elimination strategy even 1-2 unlinked case forces us into a 3-5 day lockdown.
Australia, with a population of 25 million, is doing an average of 46,737 tests per day for the last week, while for Singapore with a population of 5.7 million the number is 36,800.
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Old Apr 30, 2021, 8:50 am
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Originally Posted by apsrinomecker
Australia, with a population of 25 million, is doing an average of 46,737 tests per day for the last week, while for Singapore with a population of 5.7 million the number is 36,800.
Most of the time, Australia has zero local cases, and no cluster to investigate. In Singapore, there are always local cases (with exception of a few days) and clusters to investigate. That requires many more tests.
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Old Apr 30, 2021, 3:20 pm
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Originally Posted by apsrinomecker
Australia, with a population of 25 million, is doing an average of 46,737 tests per day for the last week, while for Singapore with a population of 5.7 million the number is 36,800.
And 46k is a decent number for a country with 0 local cases for quite some time.
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Old Apr 30, 2021, 5:58 pm
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Originally Posted by ANstar
And 46k is a decent number for a country with 0 local cases for quite some time.
In Hong Kong, 100k+ tests are conducted every day. The HKSARG asks some specific groups to take tests every 14 days so that it can detect silent patient as soon as possible.
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