BREAKING: Singapore reports a record 287 new COVID19 cases; at least 160 cases linked to S11 dormitory
Link established between Mustafa Centre cluster and dormitories.
BookmarkSINGAPORE: Singapore reported 287 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday (Apr 9), the largest daily increase so far and more than double, the multi-ministry task force dealing with the coronavirus said during a press conference on Thursday (Apr 9).
This brings the national tally to 1,910.AdvertisementAdvertisementOf the new cases, 219 are linked to existing clusters, with at least 160 cases linked to the S11 Dormitory @ Punggol.A total of 19 cases are linked to previous cases, with 46 unlinked cases, the task force said. Three of the latest cases announced are imported. 314 cases have been discharged from acute care, and 705 cases have been moved to a community isolation facility, the task force said.
Singapore has also seen six fatalities from COVID-19, the task force said. It was reported on Wednesday a 32-year-old Indian national died after taking a swab test, and was confirmed to have COVID-19 after his death.AdvertisementAdvertisementThe task force said that with the help of the police and Ministry of Defence, it established a link between the cluster at Mustafa Centre shopping mall and the Project Glory construction site as well as a number of foreign worker dormitories: S11 Dormitory@Punggol, Sungei Tengah Lodge, Tampines Dormitory Cochrane Lodge II and Toh Guan Dormitory.
Director of medical services at the Ministry of Health Assoc Prof Kenneth Mak described how some of the dormitory cases were linked to the Mustafa Centre cluster."We believe that the workers had visited Mustafa and they subsequently transmitted the infection to their co-workers," he said.
"Transmission most likely occurred through close contact,for example at meal times, during breaks, and also between co-workers at work due to physical proximity at work sites," he said.Subsequently, they could have spread the infection to colleagues and friends within the dormitories, he added.
Singapore has seen a rise of COVID-19 cases at foreign worker domitories recently.Sungei Tengah Lodge became thefourth foreign worker dormitory to become an isolation areafrom midnight on Thursday, in a move aimed at preventing the spread of the disease.Read more: CNA »
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We endure another 14 days for the dust to settle , Singaporeans should be alright Serious screwup by govt. Local gossips were about spread to workers dorms weeks ago. How did govt let the spread continue till now? Now country is locked down because of oversight! I know one , linked largely to dorm clusters and Mustapha Centre ..... We have to be grateful no new other clusters pop up
Buy buy buy before circuit breaker! Now still buy buy buy! Shd there b contact tracing at mustafa centre as well? Please stay home! We need to flatten the curve! If y’all don’t take this seriously, Singapore will extend its circuit breaker & that means y’all won’t even get to leave your house! SGUnited
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106 new Covid-19 cases in Singapore, 39 linked to known clusters at foreign worker dormitoriesThis brings the total number of cases here to 1,481.. Read more at straitstimes.com. need mass testing for the dorms to stop the wild fire. Detect those infected soon, can’t wait till symptoms to appear. One additional confirmed case may mean 50 more infected but undetected. Too many there won’t have enough facilities and healthcare workers to handle later. Suck it Singapore! No mask no mask no mask! XD
Covid-19: 106 more infections in Singapore, S11 Dormitory cluster grows to 98 casesWelcome to the next Diamond Princess. We all have our mom to thank for
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