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4 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore, all imported

4 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore, all imported

A cleaner sanitising the self-service kiosks at Changi Airport's Terminal 1's departure lounge on Mar 30, 2020. (Photo: Jeremy Long)

SINGAPORE: Four new COVID-19 cases were reported in Singapore on Sunday (Nov 1), said the Ministry of Health (MOH).

All four cases were imported, and all were placed on stay-home notice upon their arrival in Singapore.

No new cases were found in the community and in foreign workers' dormitories.

The new infections bring Singapore's total COVID-19 cases to 58,019.



 

Three of the four new cases are asymptomatic.

Two of them are permanent residents - a 37-year-old man who arrived from India and a 51-year-old woman who arrived from the United Kingdom.

The woman had onset of symptoms on Oct 23. 

The other two cases are a 32-year-old work pass holder who had arrived from the Netherlands and a 31-year-old work permit holder who had come from the Philippines.

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Eleven more COVID-19 cases have been discharged from hospitals or community isolation facilities, bringing the total number of recoveries to 57,924.

There are 46 cases remaining in hospital, most of whom are stable or improving and none are in the intensive care unit. 

Another 21 cases, who are experiencing mild symptoms or are clinically well but still testing positive for the virus, are isolated and cared for at community facilities.

Twenty-eight people have died from complications due to COVID-19 infection. 

READ: With travel restrictions, more flock to Singapore islands for leisure

QUICK BUILD DORMITORIES READY TO HOUSE MIGRANT WORKERS

As part of efforts by the Government to improve living standards in migrant worker housing, a total of 8,000 migrant workers will be housed in seven new Quick Build Dormitories (QBDs).

The newly built dormitories will pilot some new standards to make dormitory living more resilient to public health risks like COVID-19. 

READ: IN FOCUS: The long, challenging journey to bring COVID-19 under control in migrant worker dormitories

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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Source: CNA/cy

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