102 new virus cases in S’pore, including five in community

SINGAPORE (CNA) – Singapore reported 102 new COVID-19 cases as of noon yesterday, including five in the community and six imported infections.

This brings the country’s total number of cases to 55,497.

Of the five community cases, one is a Singapore permanent resident and four are work pass holders, said the city state in its preliminary daily update.

The six imported cases had all been placed on stay-home notice upon their arrival in Singapore. The remaining new cases are work permit holders currently under quarantine.

On Wednesday, Singapore reported that authorities have completed the testing of all workers in the dormitories and about 22,800 workers are still serving out their quarantine period. This includes 800 migrant workers who were “newly quarantined” after a COVID-19 case was discovered among them in a cleared dormitory.

“These workers will be tested when their quarantine ends, and we expect the case counts to remain high in the coming days, before tapering down thereafter.”

A man wearing a face mask crosses the street in Singapore’s Chinatown district. PHOTO: AP