SINGAPORE: A fourth foreign worker dormitory has been gazetted as an isolation area, following a rise in COVID-19 cases.
Sungei Tengah Lodge was declared an isolation area under the Infectious Diseases Act "for the purpose of preventing the spread or possible outbreak of the infectious disease COVID-19", according to a notice by the Ministry of Health (MOH) in the Government Gazette.
The notice came into effect at midnight on Thursday (Apr 9).
The premises under isolation are 506 Old Choa Chu Kang Road and 512 Old Choa Chu Kang Road.
On Wednesday, it was reported that 11 additional COVID-19 cases were linked to the cluster at Sungei Tengah Lodge, taking its total number of cases to 29.
The dormitory, which has 10 residential blocks and can house up to 25,000 workers, is Singapore's largest workers' dormitory, according to its website.
CNA has contacted the dormitory management for more details.
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Singapore has seen a spike in cases involving foreign worker dormitories over the past few days.
On Sunday, two foreign worker dormitories - S11 Dormitory @ Punggol and Westlite Toh Guan dormitory - were gazetted as isolation areas.
Nearly 20,000 workers across the two dormitories have been placed under quarantine, meaning they will have to stay in their rooms for the next 14 days.
A third dormitory, Toh Guan Dormitory, was declared an isolation area on Monday. Toh Guan Dormitory houses around 4,500 foreign workers, the Ministry of Manpower told CNA.
As of Wednesday, S11 Dormitory has reported 118 cases, while Westlite Toh Guan has confirmed 38 cases. Toh Guan Dormitory has 23 cases.