SINGAPORE (CNA) – There were 12 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore as of noon yesterday, the Ministry of Health (MoH) said in its preliminary daily update.
All the new cases were imported and placed on stay-home notice or isolated upon arrival in Singapore.
Details of the new cases will be released on Saturday night, said MoH.
Singapore has developed a “globally inter-operable” standard based on blockchain technology to facilitate cross-border verification of health documents, such as pre-departure COVID-19 test results, said Minister-in-charge of the Smart Nation Initiative Dr Vivian Balakrishnan on Friday.
Dr Balakrishnan said that these notarised pre-departure test results will be available on the SingPass mobile app. The government will also look into extending this to vaccine certificates.
Known as HealthCerts, this set of open-source digital standards is used for the issuing of digital COVID-19 test result certificates.