Seven new COVID-19 cases in Singapore

SINGAPORE (CNA) – Singapore reported seven new COVID-19 cases as of noon yesterday, including one in the community.

The new infections take the total number of cases in the country to 57,866.

Based on investigations so far, there is also one case residing in a dormitory, the Ministry of Health (MoH) said in its daily preliminary report.

In addition, there are five imported cases, all of whom were placed on stay-home notices or isolated upon arrival in Singapore.

The National Population and Talent Division (NPTD) of the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) announced on Friday a one-off grant of SGD3,000 for parents of infants born from October 1 this year to September 30, 2022.

The Baby Support Grant will provide additional support in helping couples “defray child-raising costs during these extraordinary times”, supplementing the existing Baby Bonus Cash Gift. The grant also adds to the Marriage and Parenthood Package.

File photo shows pedestrians along Orchard Road in Singapore. PHOTO: CNA