COVID-19: Two more foreign worker dormitories declared as isolation areas

COVID-19: Two more foreign worker dormitories declared as isolation areas

Changi Lodge 2
View of Changi Lodge Two dormitory. (Screengrab: Google Maps)

SINGAPORE: Two more foreign worker dormitories have been gazetted as isolation areas to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Homestay Lodge and Changi Lodge 2 were declared as isolation areas under the Infectious Diseases Act, the Ministry of Health (MOH) announced on Wednesday (Apr 22).

A total of 21 foreign worker dormitories have now been gazetted as isolation areas.

The notices for Homestay Lodge in Kaki Bukit Avenue 3 and Changi Lodge 2 at Tanah Merah Coast Road will come into effect on Thursday.

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Blocks 23, 25, 27, 29, 33, 35 and 37 at Homestay Lodge have been declared as isolation areas.

Blocks 72, 74, 76 and 78 at Changi Lodge 2 have also been declared as isolation areas.

The total number of COVID-19 cases in Singapore has crossed 10,000, with 1,016 cases announced on Wednesday. A majority of the cases are linked to work permit holders residing in dormitories.

MOH also announced the death of an 84-year-old Singaporean woman, who died from complications due to COVID-19 infection on Tuesday night, bringing the death toll in Singapore to 12. 

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Source: CNA/lk