SEVEN


 

Daily Dose: SEVEN 

Seven days in a row with local community cases. There are now 16 community cases over the last one week. Interestingly MOH reported only 14 cases in the past week. Unless my maths is failing me, that would probably need to be adjusted.

13 Jan -1
14 Jan-1
15 Jan- 1
16 Jan -5
17 Jan -2
18 Jan -2
19 Jan -4

The last time we had more than 7 days of consecutive days was back in early Oct. If this trend was to continue, do not be surprised if we roll back the current policies to Phase 2. If that is the case, traditional CNY celebrations such as Reunion Dinners might not happen this year for many. Keep an eye on the number. If it continues, maybe you might want to have that Reunion much earlier.

1) 30 New Covid19 cases

  • 26 Imported
  • 4 Community

Of the 4 community cases, the disturbing fact was there is an unlinked case. The case is a 39-year-old male PR who works as a sales personnel at BS industrial and construction supply Pte ltd. No indication if this is an existing variant of the more contagious variant from S. Africa or UK.


The 26 imported cases consist of the following.

·      4 (Cases 59408, 59427, 59430 and 59433) are Singaporeans and 3 (Cases 59426, 59431 and 59432) are Singapore Permanent Residents who returned from Indonesia, Ireland, Myanmar and UK.
·      2 (Cases 59412 and 59422) are Student’s Pass holders who arrived from Bulgaria and Malaysia.
·      1 (Case 59416) is a Work Pass holder who arrived from the UAE.
·      16 are Work Permit holders who arrived from Bangladesh, India and Indonesia, of whom 3 (Cases 59421, 59424 and 59425) are foreign domestic workers.

Source: MOH

https://www.moh.gov.sg/news-highlights/details/4-new-cases-of-locally-transmitted-covid-19-infection-19-jan-update


2) Talks intensifies of more private property cooling measures after comments by Ministers.

The property market has been defied Covid19 with a rise of 2.1 % for the 4th quarter. The index stands at 152.1, a hair's breadth from the peak at 154.6 back in 2013. Despite ABSD introduced in 2018 for citizens, the property remains on a steady ascend. What's next? 20% stamp duty?

Will you buy your second property now?

Source: ST

https://www.straitstimes.com/business/property/singapore-may-act-to-cool-rising-home-prices-analysts-say


3) Iconic CNY Light up to go ahead amid muted festivities

While there are no CNY bazaar this year, the Light up will still continue from Jan 23 at Chinatown. 88 Ox lanterns will illuminate Eu Tong Sen Street and New Bridge Road. They are among the 888 lanterns lightings up the precinct. 

https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/consumer/iconic-cny-light-up-to-go-ahead-in-chinatown-amid-muted-festivities-this-year


4) Pilot to reopen nightclubs, Karaoke Joints to be put on hold

Would not be surprised to see more restrictive policies especially if the community cases increases.

Source: ST

https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/consumer/iconic-cny-light-up-to-go-ahead-in-chinatown-amid-muted-festivities-this-year

5) Another Covid19 cluster formed

The new cluster is linked to Golden Bridge Foods Manufacturing. This is the second cluster in one week. The other cluster is linked to Police K9 units

https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/consumer/iconic-cny-light-up-to-go-ahead-in-chinatown-amid-muted-festivities-this-year





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