COVID-19: MOH reports 226 new cases including prison inmate on short-term visit pass

04-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 6:02 AM Print This Post

The Ministry of Health (MOH) has preliminarily confirmed 226 new COVID-19 cases as of Monday (3 August) noon, bringing Singapore’s total to 53,051.

The vast majority of whom are work permit holders residing in foreign worker dormitories.

“Based on our investigations so far, there is one case in the community involving a prison inmate on short-term visit pass, who had arrived in Singapore before the implementation of border measures. He had been segregated from the general inmate population since his admission to Changi Prison Complex on 30 July, and was tested as part of the Singapore Prison Service’s proactive screening of newly admitted inmates,” the MOH said.

There are also nine imported cases, who had all been placed on Stay-Home Notice upon arrival in Singapore.

Further details will by the MOH tonight.


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