Singapore will cease port calls for all cruise vessels, effective immediately, according to the country's Maritime and Port Authority.
In a news release today, the Maritime and Port Authority said that the new measure barring cruise ships was implemented to minimize the risk of community spread of the coronavirus.
Singapore has 187 confirmed cases of the virus, according to the World Health Organization.
The measure comes after several cruise ships, most famously the Diamond Princess, were docked under quarantine with infected cases found on board.
Just this week, the Grand Princess cruise ship docked off the California coast had cases confirmed aboard and all passengers were sent to government quarantine centers.