Singapore reports 215 new COVID-19 infections

SINGAPORE (CNA) – Singapore reported 215 new COVID-19 infections as of noon yesterday, including four imported cases, said the Ministry of Health (MoH).

This takes the total number of cases in the country to 44,122.

The imported cases had been placed on stay-home notice or isolated upon arrival in Singapore, said MoH. The new cases include 10 community cases, of whom six are Singaporeans or permanent residents and four are work pass holders. The vast majority are work permit holders living in dormitories, MoH said in its daily preliminary update.

On Tuesday, Singapore reported one imported case – a permanent resident who returned from India on June 24. She was placed on a stay-home notice upon arrival in Singapore and had been taken to a facility for her 14-day isolation, said MoH. She then developed symptoms during the stay-home notice period.

Tourism-linked businesses will be allowed to resume operations during Phase 2 of Singapore’s reopening after the COVID-19 “circuit breaker”, which began with 13 attractions from yesterday.

The attractions are: Singapore Zoo, Universal Studios Singapore, ArtScience Museum, Sands SkyPark and Observation Deck, Flower Dome at Gardens by the Bay, SEA Aquarium, Madame Tussauds, Jurong Bird Park, River Safari, Bounce and Zero Latency.

After three months of closure, the entertainment venues at Marina Bay Sands and Resorts World Sentosa will also be allowed to resume operations after their safe reopening proposals were approved, said the Singapore Tourism Board.