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A Brand New Day

So GE2020 has come and gone. 

The dust settled, the euphoria of wins soaked in, animosity abated. Views on politics are normally polarising and this election had shown some ugly sides as a result of having different political views. 

At the end of the day, regardless of your stance and beliefs, we have to remember that we are Singaporeans First.  Let's put our difference aside and look forward to nation-building together.  For us, it will be back to normal transmission.

Politics per se will be on the backburner. We are not here to discuss politicians or parties. After all, this IS a Family Lifestyle Page. Rest assured, we will not shy away from policies that will affect you and us. If you had been following us for the past few months, you would know our style. We do not choose sides but Singapore first.

1) 170 new cases confirmed
145 cases in dorms
24 community ( 7 Singaporeans, 6 Work Pass Holders, 11 Work Permit Holders)
1 imported 

After the election, it is back to refocus on the main issue at hand, Covid19. Community cases are back to 24. This is the 3rd time in a week with cases rising above 20. The total number of cases in community over 1 week is now above 100 at 106

2) Work Permit and Work Pass cases outside dorms continue to rise
The majority of the community cases came from this group. Some had asked what is the difference between Work Pass and Work Permit.
The details can be found on MOM website

A point to note. Not all of this group was issued SHN during the Circuit Breaker period. For those in the construction sector, those staying outside the dorms had to serve notice from 20 Apr to 18 May. Other sectors were not issued a similar notice. Given the daily occurrence of Covid19 in this group, there is a possibility that spread has occurred beyond the construction sector. 

It may be prudent to consider mass testing on this group, especially on those who are staying on communal lodging with other work permit holders from different sectors.  Given the daily occurrence, it will not be surprising to find more cases within this group.

3) Tangs and Bedok South Food Center among locations visited by infectious Covid19 cases.

With higher number of cases, this list will only grow longer. Do note it is more for those who had been in the affected area during the period stated. It is not a list for you to avoid these places.

  • ICA Building at 10 Kallang Road on July 2 between 9.30am and 10.30am
  • KFC fast-food outlet at West Mall on July 3 between 8.10 and 8.50 am
  • Boon Lay Shopping Centre on July 3 between 12.55pm and 1.45pm
  • Geylang Serai Market and Food Centre on July 4 between 11am and 11.30am 
  • Read also: 170 new Covid-19 cases in Singapore, including 24 in community
  • Joo Chiat Complex on July 4 between 12.25pm and 1.15pm
  • McDonald’s fast-food outlet at IMM on July 4 between 9.05pm and 10pm
  • Red Ginger cafe at IMM on July 5 between 11.10am and 12.40pm
  • Bugis Street on July 5 between 1.35pm and 2.15 pm
  • Bugis+ mall on July 5 between 2.15pm and 2.45pm
  • Bugis Junction on July 5 between 2.45pm and 3.30pm 
  • Chinatown Complex Food Centre on July 5 between 6.10 pm and 7.45pm
  • Food Xchange@Admiralty building on July 6 between 10.05am and 2pm
  • FairPrice supermarket at Bukit Batok West Avenue 8 on July 6 between 12.20pm and 12.50pm
  • Tangs store at Tang Plaza on July 9 between 11.25am and 12pm
  • Challenger outlet at Bedok Point on July 9 between 4pm and 5.15pm 
  • Block 16 Bedok South Market and Food Centre on July 10 between 12pm and 12.30 pm

4) Another secondary student affected with Covid19
A sec 1 student from Jurong West was among the case on July 10
He is linked to a previously confirmed case in the same school as a close contact. The transmission is most likely from school

5) 10 lessons from GE 2020 for our children
GE is over but that does not mean we cannot learn a thing or two from it 

6) SengKang Residents give reasons for WP wins
Hawker Centers, Coffeeshops, blank cheques are the reasons cited.
Interesting young families (below 45) makes up about 65% of SengKang, a number that could tip the scales to WP.

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