5th Jul 2020
1. As of 5 July 2020, 12pm, the Ministry of Health (MOH) has preliminarily confirmed an additional 136 cases of COVID-19 infection in Singapore, the vast majority of whom are Work Permit holders residing in foreign worker dormitories. Based on our investigations so far, there are 18 cases in the community, of whom 6 are Singaporeans/ Permanent Residents and 12 are Work Pass holders. From our preliminary investigations, of these 18 cases, 5 were close contacts of earlier cases, and had already been placed on quarantine. Epidemiological investigations are ongoing for the other cases.
2. In addition, there are 7 imported cases, all of whom had been placed on Stay-Home Notice upon arrival in Singapore.
3. We are still working through the details of the cases, and further updates will be shared via the MOH press release that will be issued tonight.