Singapore reports seven new COVID-19 cases

SINGAPORE (CNA) – Singapore reported seven new COVID-19 infections as of yesterday, including six imported cases.

One case in the community was reported and none in the foreign workers’ dormitories, said its Ministry of Health (MoH) in a preliminary daily update adding that all six imported cases were placed on stay-home notice upon their arrival in Singapore.

The new infections take Singapore’s COVID-19 tally to 57,980.

Details of the new cases was announced last night, MoH said. Starting yesterday, those collecting their TraceTogether tokens will be able to do so only at their constituency community centres, said the Smart Nation and Digital Government Office (SNDGO).

Residents had previously been able to collect their tokens at community centres outside their own constituencies.

The TraceTogether programme, which comprises both the app and the token, is aimed at improving Singapore’s contract tracing efforts.

TraceTogether-only SafeEntry will be progressively implemented by the end of the year at popular venues including workplaces, schools, malls, food and beverage outlets and hotels.