Interrupting transmission of COVID-19: lessons from containment efforts in Singapore

Journal of Travel Medicine
Volume 27, Issue 3, April 2020
https://academic.oup.com/jtm/issue/27/3

 

Perspectives
Interrupting transmission of COVID-19: lessons from containment efforts in Singapore
Vernon J Lee, PhD, Calvin J Chiew, MPH, Wei Xin Khong, PhD
Journal of Travel Medicine, Volume 27, Issue 3, April 2020, taaa039, https://doi.org/10.1093/jtm/taaa039
Despite multiple importations resulting in local chains of transmission, Singapore has been able to control the COVID-19 outbreak without major disruption to daily living. In this article, we describe the combination of measures taken by Singapore to contain COVID-19 and share some early lessons learnt from the experience.