Resurgence


 Daily Dose: Resurgence


Another 7000 migrant workers were quarantined as 100 new Covid19 cases have been detected in dorms previously given the all-clear. The dorms had taken us almost 4 months to complete testing. Some of the workers who are positive had gone back to work.

Another lapse could easily repeat the cycle leading to more delays in sectors such as construction, renovation and maintenance.  Let's hope we are able to contain it this time around.


1 ) 100 new cases 

  • 97 Dorms
  • 2 Imported cases (1PR, 1 DP Holder)
  • 1 Singaporean

There are currently 17,900 workers in quarantine. The sole local case was due to screening of all staff at bus depots.

Source: MOH


2) 100 new COVID 19 cases detected in migrant worker dorms previously cleared from the virus.

As a result, 7000 were quarantine. They joined the 800 newly quarantine workers as a result of 1 covid10 case last week.

Source: CNA


3) Kallang Wave Mall, Seoul Garden among places visited by Covid19 cases while infectious

  • Kallang Wave Mall on Aug 7 between 3.15pm and 4.15pm
  • Seoul Garden restaurant at Bugis Junction mall on Aug 7 between 5.30pm and 7.30pm
  • SBCD Korean Tofu House at Guoco Tower in Tanjong Pagar on Aug 8 between 8.20pm and 9.30pm
  • Wan Shun Foodcourt at 888 Plaza along Woodlands Drive 50 on Aug 9 between 10pm and 1am
  • McDonald’s outlet at 632 Bukit Batok Central on Aug 15 between 5.30pm and 6.30pm

Source: Today


4) Firms must maintain local workforce of more than 10 employees to enjoy Jobs Growth Incentive for full 12 months

The incentive was announced by Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat on Monday, and is aimed at helping firms increase the headcount of local workers.

Source: CNA


5) Infectious Covid19 mutation may be a good thing - Paul Tambyah

An increasingly common mutation of the novel coronavirus found in Europe, North America and parts of Asia may be more infectious but appears less deadly, according to a prominent infectious diseases doctor.

Source: Today

6) Some Restaurants turn a blind eye to rule of 5 to allow bookings for bigger groups

Business is more important...

Of the 20 restaurants contacted by TODAY, 19 accepted such large bookings

Source: Today


7) Covid19 widens wage gap in Singapore

In May, 26% of DBS customers captured in a study saw their incomes decline by at least 10%

Those earning S$2,999 and below make up 49% of this group

Workers aged 35 to 44 are the most affected 

Source: Today



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