42 new imported COVID-19 cases in Singapore, highest in months

CNA – Singapore reported 42 new COVID-19 cases as of noon yesterday, the Ministry of Health (MOH) said in its preliminary daily update.

All the cases are imported and were placed on stay-home notice or isolated upon arrival in Singapore.

This is the highest number of imported infections reported in Singapore since March 23 last year.

There are no locally trans-mitted cases.

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Friday received his first dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, as Singapore rolled out vaccinations for healthcare workers.

Urging Singaporeans to get inoculated when they can, Lee said there are “ample vaccines coming in” as Singapore ordered the vaccines early.

“It will make us safer, and it will make you and your loved ones safer. So please take it when you can,” he said.