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11 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore, including 2 imported infections

11 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore, including 2 imported infections

A man in face mask alighting from a bus at a bus stop along Marine Parade Road on Sep 14, 2020. (Photo: Try Sutrisno Foo)

SINGAPORE: Singapore reported 11 new COVID-19 cases as of noon on Friday (Sep 25), with two imported infections and none in the community. 

It is the fourth day this week that no new community cases were reported.

Among the imported cases, one of them - a 30-year-old work pass holder - had returned from India. His infection was detected through a serology test.

Travellers from India are from Wednesday required to take a serology test during the 14-day stay-home notice period.

The other imported case involved a 32-year-old female work permit holder who travelled from the Philippines. Both cases were placed on stay-home notice upon their arrival in Singapore, said the Ministry of Health (MOH).

UPDATED MAP: All the places that COVID-19 community cases visited while they were infectious

The remaining cases involve foreign workers living in dormitories. Seven of them had already been in quarantine as they were identified as contacts of previous cases.

The other two cases were detected through surveillance testing.

READ: Cinemas look forward to increasing operating capacity as COVID-19 restrictions ease

Singapore's tally of cases stands at 57,665. 

Eight more cases were discharged from hospitals or community care facilities, bringing the total recoveries in Singapore to 57,341.

There are 29 cases in hospital, most of whom are stable or improving. 

Another 268 cases who have mild symptoms or are clinically well but still testing positive for the virus are being isolated and cared for at community facilities.

Three malls along Orchard Road - ION Orchard, Lucky Plaza and Paragon - were added to MOH's list of places public places visited by COVID-19 community cases during their infectious period.

READ: ION Orchard, Lucky Plaza and Paragon visited by COVID-19 cases during infectious period

From Oct 1, COVID-19 restrictions at cinemas will be eased, allowing large cinema halls with more than 300 seats to have up to three zones of a maximum of 50 patrons each, said MOH on Wednesday.

Other cinema halls will be permitted to increase to 50 per cent of their original operating capacity, or maintain the current limit of up to 50 patrons per hall, subject to COVID-19 safe management measures.

Restrictions on worship services and wedding receptions will also be eased from Oct 3. Up to 100 attendees will be allowed at worship services and weddings, up from the current limit of 50.

Authorities are also considering a trial to increase attendance limits at congregational services to up to 250 people, with five zones of 50 people each. 

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Source: CNA/aa


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