Travel between Japan and Singapore starts after control of COVID 19Daniel McCarthy (Author) Published Date : Aug 14, 2020 11:40 IST
Singapore and Japan both having only around 50,000 COVID 19 positive cases, mutually agree for easing travel restrictions. While the death total death toll in Singapore is 27, that of Japan is 1,090.
It is to the envy of countries like the US and India, which has single day new infections than the total Covid 19 cases of these two countries. In contrast to these two countries, the US is fast, reaching 5.5 million and India 2.5 million positive cases.
Singapore and Tokyo August 13 COVID 19 update: In Singapore, on August 13, 102, new Covid 19 cases were reported to take the total cases to 55,497 and 27 deaths. Out of the 102, six were cases from foreign countries and five in the community.
Four out of the six imported cases are seafarers who came to Singapore on August 8. All of them were Philippine nationals holding the special pass. The MOH or the ministry of home affairs confirmed that they were in the age group of 24 to 33 and reported symptoms from August 9 to 12.
In Japan, for the first time after August 9, the number of new infection cases crossed 1,000 on August 13. There were 1,100 new cases across Japan to take the total cases to more than 53,000, and the total deaths are at 1,090.
Japan and Singapore to ease travel norms - Covid19
Japan's foreign minister Toshimitsu Motegi informed the media on Thursday, August 13, about reaching an agreement with Singapore. It is to ease the travel norms in the two countries which were imposed due to the pandemic. With both countries having controlled the virus, Japan wants to lift the many restrictions it has imposed due to it.
Hence after he met with Singapore, foreign minister Vivian Balakrishnan has agreed now. The two foreign ministers also had discussions on the tension prevailing in Hong Kong. Recently a media millionaire Jimmy Lai was arrested and publicly paraded in Hong Kong under the new national security law.
Japan to resume travel with other Asian economies
Yesterday's agreement with Singapore is in line with Japan's decision in July to hold discussions with 12 Asian economies to resume travel. Japan talks with Thailand, New Zealand, Australia, and Vietnam all controlled coronavirus countries to continue travel. As per the agreement with Singapore, short term business travelers and expatriates and other long term residents can travel to and from Singapore.
Travel between Japan and Singapore starts after control of COVID 19