Daily Dose - Roundup of COVID19 news Singapore Apr 12



Beaches Closed, Mask On


Happy Easter #StayHome Peeps. Time for your Daily Dose of Covid19 Round-Up.



@ Singapore

1) 191 New Cases, 119 unlinked, ALL Local


The headline number is 119 unlink cases. The imported cases had dropped to zero with the curb in travelling. The focus now is on Dormitory
The confirmed dorm clusters are as follow


  • Westlite Woodlands Dormitory - 8
  • North Coast Lodge -6
  • Cassia@Penjuru-5
  • S11 Dormitory@Punggol - 335
  • Toh Guan Dormitory-40
  • Sungei Tengah Lodge - 63
  • Tampines Dormitory-50
  • Kranji Lodge-9
  • Cochrane Lodge-22
  • Cochrane Lodge II -11
  • Shaw Lodge-8
  • Sungei Kadut Ave-7
  • Project Glory Construction Site-42
  • NUH reno site-18
  • Mustafa Center-78


There are now 694 FW related cases which are about 30% of Singapore's confirmed cases.

Source : MOH 

2) Beaches to close


All beaches in Singapore will close along with partial parks and natural reserves closure.

Source :ChannelnewsAsia

Some parts of PCN has also been barricaded since the announcement

Full list of beach and park closure here


To understand why people flock to parks despite the warnings, we discuss the Lemmings Effect

Read about it here

4) Wear your mask


Mask is now compulsory at the following places


a) 40 Markets under NEA
There will be no entry without masks
Effective today

Source : CNA

b) Mask on Public Transport
Mask is now compulsory on public transport. After the circuit breaker, mask to continue to be compulsory until further notice

Source: ST

c) Mask compulsory when visiting Malls, Supermarkets, Convenience Stores, Pharmacy
Mask will be compulsory when you visit mall, supermarkets, convenience stores and pharmacy. Failure to compile will lead to bar in the entry.

https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/coronavirus-all-shoppers-must-wear-masks-in-supermarkets-and-malls-or-be-denied-entry

d) Workers at food outlets required to wear face masks
All workers who sell or prepare food and drinks will have to wear masks or face shields from Monday (Apr 13), the Singapore Food Agency (SFA) said in a press release on Saturday. Failure to do so will lead to a fine of $5000 and have licenses cancelled or suspended.

5) Healthy Migrant workers housed at Void Decks and Multi-story carparks
Source: HDB Facebook

Migrants had been directed out of dorms and to army camps, old blocks and now void decks and multi story carpark. With the increasing number of FW cases, we have to be open to these options given the sheer number and limited housing capacity

Source: ST

6) Foreign Domestic Workers must stay home on rest days
It's official. The advisory to stay home on rest day has now changed to complusory

Source: ST

7) First Timers to be fined for breaching circuit breakers instead of issuing a warning

No more  chance, the cane is out .First offenders will now be fined immediately for breaching circuit breaker.

Source : Today


8) Popular local Website encouraging people to explore Hidden Parks - says its PM approved


" The caption states that 'Exercising in the park is PM-approved'  was added to the update. The update has since been taken down after a barrage of criticism on the comment section.

The article remains on the website.

https://www.facebook.com/TheWackyDuo/posts/3045248475539187

 @ Global

Over 100K deaths across the world

1 )The US  now has move 500K cases and over 20K deaths. Highest in the world

https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/

Let's end the update with a little cheer. It's Easter Sunday, a day celebrated by many to be the start of a new life.


Catch a free Live performance by the famed Opera Singer Andrea Bocelli on youtube at 1 am Apr 13

Happy Easter!

Stay Safe, Stay Home, Stay United.❤️

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