6th Jul 2020
As of 6 July 2020, 12pm, the Ministry of Health (MOH) has preliminarily confirmed an additional 183 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 23 cases in the community, of whom 3 are Singaporeans/ Permanent Residents and 20 are Work Pass holders. From our preliminary investigations, of these 23 cases, 5 were close contacts of earlier cases, and had already been placed on quarantine. Another 7 are migrant workers who reside together at a temporary accommodation arranged by their company. These cases were identified from our periodic screening of workers in essential services who are living outside the dormitories, and some may be past infections. Epidemiological investigations are ongoing for the other cases.
2. In addition, there are 3 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.
MINISTRY OF HEALTH
6 JULY 2020