Two new COVID-19 cases in Singapore, both imported

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

This is the lowest number of daily COVID-19 cases in more than two weeks. Both new cases were imported and placed on stay-home notice upon arrival in Singapore.

Three mosques were temporarily closed for cleaning and disinfection yesterday after they were visited by individuals who tested positive for COVID-19, said the Islamic Religious Council of Singapore (MUIS).

The Health Ministry had notified MUIS that the individuals had visited Ahmad Mosque, located in the Pasir Panjang area, En-Naeem Mosque at 120 Tampines Road as well as Masjid Temenggong Daeng Ibrahim in Telok Blangah.

Bookings for congregational prayers at the three mosques were also automatically voided.

MUIS said congregational prayers at the three mosques will resume today after thorough cleansing and disinfection, “pending inspection and confirmation from the relevant agencies”.

As of yesterday, Singapore has reported 58,230 COVID-19 cases and 29 fatalities from the virus.

A view of Shenton Way in Singapore. PHOTO: AFP