Singapore reports 533 new COVID-19 cases

SINGAPORE (CNA) – Singapore reported 533 new COVID-19 cases as of noon yesterday, taking its total number of infections to 32,876.

Three cases are Singapore citizens or permanent residents.

The vast majority of the new infections involve foreign workers residing in dormitories, the Ministry of Health (MoH) said in its preliminary daily update.

Four public spots in Jurong have been identified by the ministry as places visited by COVID-19 cases as of Tuesday. They include a wet market at Jurong West Street 91 and the FairPrice Xtra supermarket at Jurong Point shopping centre, announced on Tuesday.

The other two were the NTUC FairPrice grocery store and a Japanese “food street”, also at Jurong Point. These were listed on Monday, the first time MoH released such a list.

A food delivery rider cycles past Raffles Place in Singapore, as restrictions aimed at preventing the spread of the COVID-19 novel coronavirus currently remain in place. PHOTO: AFP