Health Ministry Issues Travel Advisory to Singapore

Wahyu Dwi Anggoro    •    02 September 2016 15:19 WIB
Health Ministry Issues Travel Advisory to Singapore
The Singapore government has confirmed Zika outbreak in the country (Photo:AFP/Roslan Rahman), Jakarta: The Indonesian Health Ministry has issued a travel advisory to Singapore amid Zika virus outbreak in the city-state.

"Several Zika cases have occured in Singapore," said the Health Ministry in its official website on Thursday (9/2/2016).

"Indonesian citizens traveling to the Zika-affected countries are advised to avoid mosquito bites." continued the statement.

Furthermore, pregnant women are strongly recommended not to travel to the Zika-affected countries. Zika infection during pregnancy can cause a birth defect called microcephaly.

"Indonesian citizens returning from Zika-affected countries are instructed to check their health condition within 14 days." concluded the statement

The Singapore government has recorded at least 151 Zika cases in the country. One of them is an Indonesian citizen.