12 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore, all imported

12 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore, all imported

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Travellers walking out from the arrival hall at Changi Airport Terminal 1 (Photo: Jeremy Long)

SINGAPORE: Singapore's 12 new COVID-19 cases reported on Saturday (Oct 31) were all imported cases. 

Two of them are Singaporeans - a 56-year-old man who returned from Indonesia and a 71-year-old woman who travelled from the United States.

A Singapore permanent resident returned from Indonesia, while a dependant's pass holder travelled from Greece. 

The remaining eight cases are work permit holders who arrived from Indonesia and the Philippines.

All the cases were placed on stay-home notice or isolated upon arrival ​​​​​in Singapore, said the Ministry of Health (MOH). 

There were no new locally transmitted infections.

Singapore's tally of COVID-19 cases stands at 58,015.

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Four more cases have been discharged from hospitals or community isolation facilities, bringing the number of recoveries to 57,913, said MOH.



 

There are 42 cases who are still in hospital. Most are stable or improving, and no one is in the intensive care unit. 

A total of 32 cases are being isolated and cared for at community facilities.

QUICK BUILD DORMITORIES READY TO HOUSE MIGRANT WORKERS

A total of 8,000 migrant workers will be housed in seven new Quick Build Dormitories (QBDs) that have improved living conditions, with eight more such dorms to be built by the second half of next year.

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These dormitories are part of efforts by the Government to improve living standards in migrant worker housing. The newly built dormitories will pilot some new standards to make dormitory living more resilient to public health risks like COVID-19. 

The latest facilities, which are located at Kranji, Admiralty and Choa Chu Kang, began operations about a month ago.

Eight more QBDs will be ready by the second half of next year, bringing the total capacity to 25,000, according to the National Development Ministry. 

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