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Covid19 Strikes Back

The spike in the community to above 20 cases is an eye-opener. 

Considering that we are only a few days away from Election, an increasing number would be disturbing as there will be a mass gathering of people during polling day.

1) 183 cases confirmed
23 Community ( 3 SC, 1 Work Pass, 19 Work Permit)
3 imported cases

While the dorms numbers appear to be 'stabilising' (we would not know until we know the number of tests done), the numbers of work permit cases outside of dorms appear to be spiralling.

To recap, all work permit outside dorms were placed on mandatory stay home notice from Apr 20 to May 18. Unlike dorms, there were no mandatory tests after May 18 and they are allowed to head back to work thereafter. Testings are done selectively on essential service and proactive testings. Most of the cases reported are picked up as a result of this.

As seen, the spread to Work Permit cases outside dorms appears to be on the rise. Since not all of the FWs outside dorms are tested, there remains the risk of transmission to the general community as a whole. Given the context, it may be necessary to test those living in communal areas or those who had worked in places that had confirmed cases. It might even be necessary to tests all cases outside of dorms for a clearer picture of the spread of the virus. 

As mentioned before in our daily dose, the continued emergence of cases despite the 1 month-long stay home notice showed that the virus has not been contained among this group.

2) 26 new locations identified including East Coast Lagoon Food Village, Jewel, Orchard Rd Malls as places visited by Covid19 while infections

Take note if you have been to the following places
  • Marutama Dining at 75 Killiney Road on June 23 between 5.30pm and 6.30pm
  • Ice-cream shop Dopa Dopa Creamery at 29 South Bridge Road on June 23 between 7.30pm and 8.30pm
  • Healing Thai Massage parlour at 39 Jalan Besar on June 23 between 8.30pm and 10pm
  • Sushi Mitsuya restaurant at 60 Tras Street on June 25 between 6.30pm and 7.25pm
  • Changi City Point mall on June 25 between 8pm and 9pm
  • Haniffa Textiles shop at 60 Serangoon Road on June 26 between 11.25am and 12.20pm
  • Sim Lim Square mall on June 26 between 12.40pm and 4pm
  • Eunos Technolink Food Loft on June 26 between 2.15pm and 3pm
  • Wang Sheng Li Durian Station at Bishan Street 13 on June 26 between 11.15pm and 11.55pm
  • Convenience store Huangs 601A at Jurong West Street 62 on June 27 between 1pm and 1.45pm
  • Sheng Siong supermarket at 3 Yuan Ching Road on June 28 between 1.15pm and 1.45pm
  • Ming Fa Fishball Noodles shop at 246B Upper Thomson Road on June 28 between 1.30pm and 2pm
  • One Man Coffee cafe at 215R Upper Thomson Road on June 28 between 2pm and 2.45pm
  • NTUC FairPrice supermarket at 5 Eunos Crescent on June 28 between 7.50pm and 8.20pm
  • Food Opera food court at Ion Orchard on June 29 between 12pm and 12.40pm
  • Jurong West 651 Food House on July 1 between 9.50am and 10.45am
  • Albert Centre Market and Food Centre at 270 Queen Street on July 1 between 12.15pm and 1.15pm
  • Swensen’s restaurant at Northpoint City mall in Yishun on July 1 between 7pm and 8.30pm
  • El Fuego by Collin’s restaurant at Jewel Changi Airport on July 2 between 7.30pm and 8.30pm
  • Kopitiam at Compass One mall on July 1 between 1.30pm and 2pm
  • Sheng Siong supermarket at 7 Jurong West Avenue 5 on July 3 between 11pm and 11.30pm
  • Tang Plaza department store at 310 Orchard Road on July 4 between 2.05pm and 3.25pm
  • Swensen’s restaurant at Plaza Singapura on July 4 between 5.05pm and 7.45pm
  • East Coast Lagoon Food Village on July 4 between 5.30pm and 8pm

3) Students whose overseas studies were disrupted by Covid19 have options in local universities: MOE

MOE is working with local universities to help affected students. These include fresh school-leavers, transfer applicants and those who wish to wait before resuming overseas studies, the ministry said in a press release.

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