Why COVID 19 hits Singapore once again

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The outbreak of coronavirus in Singapore has started to spread once again, according to the foreign media reports.

A record of 942 new COVID-19 cases were reported in Singapore as of noon on Saturday (Apr 18), the Ministry of Health (MOH) said in a media release.

It revealed that new coronavirus infected persons are foreign workers working in the construction industry in Singapore. Most of them are South Asian, according to media reports.

As of this afternoon, totally, there were 5992 cases of coronavirus infection in Singapore and 11 deaths from coronavirus.

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The “vast majority” of these are work permit holders living in foreign worker dormitories, the Ministry of Health stated.

“We are still working through the details of the cases, and further updates will be shared via the MOH press release that will be issued tonight,” said further the ministry.

In a Facebook post on Saturday, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong noted the rising number of cases in dormitories, adding that most of these are mild cases.

“The migrant workers who are ill are getting the medical treatment they need. Fortunately, the vast majority of the cases are mild, because the workers are young. Our healthcare teams continue to monitor their conditions,” he wrote. 

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