As of Monday noon (3 May), the Ministry of Health (MOH) has preliminarily confirmed an additional 17 cases of COVID-19 infection in Singapore.
This brings the total number of infection cases to 61,235.
There are 10 new cases of locally transmitted COVID-19 infection, all of whom are either patients and staff at Tan Tock Seng Hospital or close contacts of previous cases who had already been placed on quarantine.
“Amongst them, 8 cases are linked to Case 62541, and were detected from our proactive testing. Based on our investigations so far, the cases are in the community, and there are no new cases in the dormitories,” said MOH.
In addition, there are seven imported cases, who had been placed on Stay-Home Notice (SHN) upon arrival in Singapore.
The Ministry will share further updates in its press release tonight.
S’pore to restrict entry for long-term pass holders and short-term visitors with recent travel history to Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka within last 14 days
The Multi-Ministry Taskforce (MTF) announced last Friday (30 Apr) that it will restrict entry for visitors coming from Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka, given the sustained increase in cases reported in the regions.
In addition, from Monday (3 May), travellers with recent travel history to Thailand will no longer be able to opt out of serving their 14-day SHN at dedicated SHN facilities.