S’pore reports 10 new COVID-19 cases

SINGAPORE (CNA) – Singapore reported 10 new COVID-19 cases yesterday, the Ministry of Health announced in its preliminary update. All of them were imported cases and had been placed on stay-home notice or isolated upon arrival in Singapore.

It has been exactly one year since Singapore reported its first COVID-19 case on January 23, 2020. The country’s total COVID-19 tally as of yesterday was 59,260 with 29 fatalities.

On Friday, the ministry announced tighter COVID-19 measures, given the recent rise in community cases and the possible risk of transmission during the Chinese New Year period.

From January 26, households will only be able to receive a maximum of eight visitors per day.

People should also limit themselves to visiting no more than two households per day as much as possible, Minister for Education Lawrence Wong announced on Friday.

Currently, up to eight visitors are allowed in each household at any one time, with no limit on the number of homes they can visit.

Among other safeguards for the festive season, those who choose to dine out must avoid talking loudly during their meal.