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Media Statement on TK55

05 Mar 2020 Media Replies

Turkish Airlines flight TK55 did not take off from Changi Airport last evening (4 March 2020) at its scheduled departure time at 2335 hrs.

The Ministry of Health confirmed late Wednesday night that one of the passengers on TK54 which had arrived in Singapore from Turkey on 3 March 2020 tested positive for COVID-19.

MOH has started contact tracing for flight passengers who may have had contact with the case while the case was infectious.

The Ministry of Transport, together with the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore and the Changi Airport Group, are in contact with and assisting the airline and passengers. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is also in contact with the Turkish Embassy on this matter.