JUST IN: Singapore reports 301 new COVID19 cases, including 4 in the community and 4 imported; case counts 'to remain volatile in the coming days'
since May 1, with 908 new infections.MOH attributed the high case number to the ongoing clearance of foreign worker dormitories, where residents were tested during their isolation/quarantine period, despite being asymptomatic."They are among the final batch of workers being cleared and they come from dormitories with a relatively high prevalence of COVID-19.
"Hence we expect the daily case counts to be high for the coming days, before tapering down thereafter as the inter-agency task force completes the dormitory clearance,” said MOH.The ministry added that it is “on track” to clear all dormitories by Friday, “except for a few standalone blocks in the dormitories that serve as quarantine facilities”.
There are currently 9,700 workers in these quarantine facilities.More than 300,000 migrant workers living in dormitories had been placed in lockdown in April as part of the Government’s strategy to curb the spread of COVID-19.But uncertainties over their health, jobs and prolonged confinement have affected the mental state of many migrant workers during the COVID-19 pandemic, migrant worker advocacy groups said.
READ: COVID 19: No spike in number of migrant worker suicides, says MOMIn response to CNA's queries, the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) said on Wednesday it has not observed a spike in the number of migrant worker suicides compared to previous years, although it is aware of recent incidents involving workers living in dormitories.
In recent weeks, there have been questions about the state of workers’ mental health following at least three reports of unnatural deaths.MOM said its Forward Assurance and Support Teams - public officers stationed at the dormitories – have stepped up efforts to “proactively look out for residents whom they assess may benefit from speaking to a mental health counsellor”.Read more: CNA »
Sexual offences, quotas and serving NS: K Shanmugam speaks frankly about women’s issues
After launching a series of public engagements on women’s issues in a move towards greater gender equality on Sunday (Sep 20), Home Affairs and Law Minister K Shanmugam sits down with Lin Suling to talk about gender relations, the law and sexual offences, and women in the workplace. He also gives his take on whether quotas would work and responds to comments about women serving National Service.
908 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore; daily case counts to be high for the 'coming days' as dormitories are cleared: MOHJUST IN: Singapore reports 908 new COVID19 infections; MOH says daily case counts expected to be 'high' in the coming days as final batch of foreign workers in dormitories are cleared
908 new Covid-19 cases in Singapore, including 4 in community[SINGAPORE] There were 908 new coronavirus cases confirmed as of Wednesday noon, taking Singapore 's total to 54,254. Read more at The Business Times.
908 new Covid-19 cases in Singapore, including 4 in community and 4 importedThe vast majority are dormitory residents who were tested during their isolation or quarantine period, even though they are asymptomatic.. Read more at straitstimes.com.
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COVID-19: Singapore confirms 908 new cases as final batch from dormitories being clearedThe Ministry of Health has confirmed 908 new COVID-19 cases as of Wednesday (5 August) noon, bringing Singapore ’s total to 54,254.