Red Weekend


Daily Dose: Red Weekend.

Today marks the end of testing for the dorms. The worse is not over yet as there is a batch of workers in quarantine facilities that will be cleared in 2 months.

Still, it is good news as we head towards the NDP 2020 weekend ahead.  It had been a sombre 2020. Let's hope the sea of red over the weekend would lighten the mood up.


1) 301 new Covid19 case

293 Dorms

4 Community (3SC/PR, 1 Work Permit)

4 imported

As mentioned the dorms testing should be cleared by today. That does not mean the end of high numbers as there is still a need to clear those that are in the quarantine areas.

After a few days of absence, 3 SC/PR are tested positive. The 3 locals are unlinked. This shows that the virus is still out there. The numbers may remain low as that there is no active testing of the general community. With the focus on Dorms dramatically reduces, it might be time to relook into the testing of other parts of the population, especially those that have high contact points in their jobs/activities.

Source: MOH


2) All dorms to be cleared of COvid19 by Aug 7, numbers of cases to fluctuate over the next 2 weeks.


-All foreign workers in dormitories will be cleared by Aug 7

-Number of Covid-19 cases will fluctuate over the next two weeks but will taper down significantly after

-Workers living in dormitories will also be tested for the coronavirus every two weeks going forward


Source: Toda


3) Govt to subsidise Covid19 Healthcare costs of some outbound travellers from Aug 7

-Some outbound travellers to be able to use Government’s healthcare funding for Covid-19 healthcare expenses from Aug 7

-Applies to travellers such as those going abroad under permitted arrangements with Malaysia, China

-Travellers to pay remaining co-payments

This means that Singaporeans and PRs will be eligible for Government subsidies and MediShield Life integrated shield plan coverage, said Mr Gan, while long-term-pass holders may tap their prevailing financing arrangements, such as the foreign worker insurance.

Does not apply to leisure travellers.

Source: Today


4) 7 days Stay Home Notice for Malaysia Workers in Singapore

 Malaysians with Singapore work passes will serve a seven-day stay-home notice (SHN) instead of 14 days as Covid-19 prevalence rates in Malaysia are similar to Singapore's. However, visitors from Singapore to Malaysia are still required to serve 14 days quarantine in dedicated centres

In an unexpected move, SNH had been reduced. Testing would still be required for visitors. 

Source: ST

5) Sheng Siong Supermarket in Teban Gardens and Decathlon outlet are places visited by Covid19 cases while infectious.

Do note if you had been to the following areas

  • Gek Poh Shopping Centre at 762 Jurong West Street 75 on July 28 between 12pm and 1.15pm
  • Standing Sushi Bar restaurant at The Heart mall in Marina One Show Gallery on July 30 between 6.20pm and 7.20pm
  • Decathlon outlet at FairPrice Hub located at 1 Joo Koon Circle on July 30 between 7.40pm and 8.25pm
  • West Mall at 1 Bukit Batok Central Link on July 31 between 11.50am and 12.45pm, and again on July 31 between 7.45pm and 8.35pm
  • Evolution Hub at 492 Jurong West Street 41 on July 31 between 4.20pm and 5.20pm
  • Tang Tea House at 414 Jurong West Street 42 on Aug 2 between 2pm and 3.30pm
  • Sheng Siong supermarket at 61 Teban Gardens Road on Aug 3 between 2.30pm and 3pm
  • Food Paradise eatery at 21 Bukit Batok Central on Aug 3 between 6pm and 6.30pm
  • Bukit Batok ActiveSG Gym at 2 Bukit Batok Street 22 on Aug 4 between 9am and 10.30am

Source: Today

6) 2 Catholic churches are ready to take part in MCCY Pilot. 5 Taoist temples to be nominated.

There were initially no Catholic churches and Taoist Temples on the initial list.

Source: Today

7)10 Fireworks locations for NDP identified

Source: TWD


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