<10 February 2020>
Dear Participants, Partners and Friends,
As of this update Singapore has announced a Disease Outbreak Response System Condition (DORSCON) ORANGE.
What condition ORANGE means is that additional precautionary measures will be implemented in the community including carrying out temperature screening at events and workplaces, increased vigilance to identify unwell individuals as well as increased hygiene measures. We have also been advised to remind all participants to declare any recent travel history (14 days) to mainland China. If you have done so, do inform the SCA20 Secretariat.
Condition ORANGE also means that large-scale events can still proceed as planned with such measures in place. As of this update, the SupercomputingAsia 2020 (SCA20) conference will proceed as planned.
The novel 2019 Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak is an evolving situation. While there are cases in Singapore, the nation as a whole has learned a great deal from these early experiences in the past few weeks and have put in more stringent measures to safeguard our community and our visitors.
We understand your concerns and want to reassure you that we continue to work closely with our Event and Venue organisers to implement the recommended measures, and more, at SCA20 to ensure a safe, smooth conference for all of you. These measures are in line with recommendations put forward by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the Singapore government.
In the meantime, be on the lookout for more updates from SCA20 as we may have further announcements on the situation.
Do drop us a note separately if you have other further queries on:
For the most recent updates on the 2019-nCoV in Singapore, you may refer to the following sites:
We look forward to seeing you at the SupercomputingAsia (SCA) 2020 from 24 – 27 February 2020.
SCA20 Organising Committee