Singapore has not detected any cases of the new Omicron coronavirus variant locally so far, but with more countries reporting infections, it is a "matter of time" before cases emerge here, the COVID-19 mutli-ministry task force said on Tuesday (Nov 30) during a press conference. https://cna.asia/3I5gGjV
To deal with the new variant, Singapore will enhance its COVID-19 testing protocols for all air arrivals. https://cna.asia/3cZJlbO
Airport and border frontline workers who may come into contact with travellers from regions affected by the Omicron variant will also have to return to a weekly Polymerase Chain Reaction Rostered Routine Testing regime. https://cna.asia/3lm1c15
This is a recording of the full news conference, including the Q&A session with journalists.
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