42 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore, including four community infections

SINGAPORE (CNA) – Singapore reported 42 new COVID-19 cases as of noon yesterday, including 10 imported infections and four in the community, said the Ministry of Health (MoH) in its preliminary daily update.

This takes Singapore’s tally of cases to 57,357.

Of the four community infections, one is a permanent resident and three are work pass holders.

The 10 imported cases had been placed on stay-home notice upon their arrival in Singapore.

Malaysia said on Friday it is looking into fully re-opening the Malaysia-Singapore border for daily commuting.

Health Minister Adham Baba said the Recovery Movement Control Order period, which has been extended until December, will be crucial for the ministry to determine the best time to allow the opening of the border for daily commuters.

Also on Friday, Singapore and Japan announced that both countries will launch a “reciprocal green lane” to facilitate essential business and official travel for residents on September 18.

Necessary public health safeguards, such as pre-departure and post-arrival testing and a controlled itinerary for the first 14 days, will be required.