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25 Jul 2020

25th Jul 2020

              As of 25 July 2020, 12pm, the Ministry of Health (MOH) has preliminarily confirmed an additional 513 cases of COVID-19 infection in Singapore, the vast majority of whom are Work Permit holders residing in foreign worker dormitories. Based on our investigations so far, there are 2 cases in the community, both of whom are Work Pass holders. In addition, there are 6 imported cases who had been placed on Stay-Home Notice upon arrival in Singapore.

2.          The Inter-agency Taskforce is on track to clear all the dormitories by the beginning of August 2020, with the exception of 17 standalone blocks in 8 Purpose Built Dormitories, which serve as quarantine facilities for 28,000 workers still serving out their isolation period. This last batch of workers come from dormitories with a relatively high prevalence of COVID-19, and will be subject to a final test before they complete their isolation periods. We therefore expect the daily case counts to be high for the coming two weeks, before tapering down thereafter.

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