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Daily Dose: A New Low  

Today marks the lowest Covid19 reported cases since the start of the Circuit breaker. Dorms case had been reduced to 30 and there are 0 community cases.

The only blip is that 4 cases in dorms are the result of the bi-weekly routine test of workers who had been earlier cleared from dorms. All in all, it is a good day for Singapore.

1) 31 new Covid19 cases

  • 30 dorms
  • 0 Community cases
  • 1 Imported case

No new clusters in dorms today, breaking the 3 days trend. The sole imported case is a PR from India. 

Source: MOH

2) 120,000 stay home notice issued

Out of this, 200 breaches were made

Source: ST

3) 5 malls breached fire safety rules after Covid19 access control measures were put in place

Safe from Covid19, but not safe from fire!

These are People’s Park Complex and People’s Park Centre near Chinatown, as well as Ion Orchard, Plaza Singapura, 313@Somerset, Ngee Ann City and Wisma Atria malls along the Orchard Road shopping belt. 

Source: Today

4) ERP to be increased by $1 at 3 gantries along CTE

Source: Today

From next Monday (Aug 31), Electronic Road Pricing (ERP) charges at three gantries along the Central Expressway (CTE) will be increased by S$1 as more people travel to and from their workplaces during peak periods.

Source: Today

5) 12 of 14 workers on Scoot Flight to Tianjin no longer infectious

However, 2 other cases status are not confirmed

Under Singapore's "fast lane" arrangement with China, which started on June 8, approved travellers must take a Covid-19 swab test within 48 hours before departure. 

Users of the fast lane between China and Singapore will bear the cost of the pre-departure PCR test, and obtain a certificate of having tested negative for the coronavirus.

Interestingly while Singapore had declared this group as fit for travel, they are still positive for Covid19. Thus it is a mystery how they managed to obtain a certificate of negative test which is a criteria for travel to China from Singapore.

Source: Today

6) Singapore and Indonesia begin a discussion on reciprocal green lane

Singapore and Indonesia are set to begin discussions on a "reciprocal green lane" to allow essential travel to gradually resume, said Singapore's Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) on Tuesday

Indonesia thas an average of 2000 cases a day, Singapore has single-digit community cases.  Would it be a little too early for green lanes?

Source: Today

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