SINGAPORE: Two group instances have been among the many 10 new COVID-19 infections reported in Singapore as of midday on Thursday (Feb 25).
The remaining eight infections have been imported instances and had been positioned on stay-home discover upon arrival, stated the Ministry of Well being (MOH) in its preliminary day by day replace.
No new infections have been reported in international employee dormitories.
Particulars of the brand new instances might be launched on Thursday night time, stated MOH.
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SINGAPORE NOT EXPECTED TO MOVE OUT OF PHASE 3 “ANYTIME SOON”
The Authorities doesn’t anticipate Singapore to transfer out of the third part of its post-circuit breaker COVID-19 reopening “anytime quickly”, stated Senior Minister of State for Well being Janil Puthucheary in Parliament on Thursday.
“Part 3 is a brand new regular which can final till such time when there may be proof on vaccine effectiveness in stopping future outbreaks, a considerable proportion of the inhabitants is vaccinated, and the remainder of the world additionally has the virus below management,” stated Dr Puthucheary.
Since Singapore entered Part 3 on Dec 28 final yr, there has been a rise in COVID-19 outbreaks in lots of international locations in addition to the emergence of extra simply transmitted variants of the virus, he added.
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The Authorities can also be learning the opportunity of letting inbound travellers decide their alternative of stay-home lodging, stated Minister of State for the Prime Minister’s Workplace and Nationwide Improvement Tan Kiat How on Thursday.
“We perceive that travellers want to have extra alternative and suppleness for his or her SDFs (Keep-Residence Discover Devoted Services),” he stated in Parliament, in response to a query on whether or not there could possibly be a tiered pricing plan for SDFs.
A number of lodges have been designated as devoted amenities for these arriving in Singapore to serve their stay-home discover, to stop COVID-19 transmission within the group.
Round 190,000 travellers have stayed at these amenities, stated Mr Tan.
As of Thursday, Singapore has reported a complete of 59,900 COVID-19 instances.
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