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What You Need to Know About the Disease Outbreak Risk System Condition (DORSCON) Alert Levels

When there is an outbreak resulting in the spread of an infectious disease worldwide, Singapore puts in place prevention and response plans.

The ‘Disease Outbreak Response System Condition' (DORSCON) is a color-coded framework that shows you the current disease situation. 

There are 4 statuses – Green, Yellow, Orange and Red, depending on the severity and spread of the disease. For each status, it details the impact on the community, such as the measures to be taken in daily life (e.g. temperature screening, border measures), and advice to the public (e.g to look out for travel advisories). The colors describe the current disease outbreak situation and what needs to be done.

Source: Singapore Government and Ministry of Health Singapore.


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