6 new cases of Covid-19 in Singapore involving dinner with 200 people

6 of the new Covid-19 cases in Singapore involved a private dinner on February 15 at Safra Jurong. Photo: Jason Quah.
6 of the new Covid-19 cases in Singapore involved a private dinner on February 15 at Safra Jurong. Photo: Jason Quah.

Dinner at Safra Jurong became the biggest infectious event in Singapore. Six new cases have been confirmed, bringing the number of people infected with Covid-19 to this case to 36 cases.

On the evening of 9/3, The Straits Times reported that Singapore confirmed 10 new Covid-19 patients, of which 6 were related to dinner at Joy Garden restaurant, Safra Jurong on February 15. One is affiliated with Life Church and Missions Singapore, while the other 3 are on entry.

At present, Singapore has a total of 160 cases of corona virus infection, of which 93 have been discharged from the hospital. 10 cases were in critical condition, while others were stable or in a better state.

Case 160, a 5-year-old Singaporean boy, is the youngest case involving dinner at Safra Jurong. The boy was treated at KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital. Cases 155 to 159, aged 47 to 59, are also associated with the Safra infection cluster.

Infection diagram of Safra Jurong cluster. Photo: Straits Times.
Infection diagram of Safra Jurong cluster. Photo: Straits Times.

The Safra Jurong entertainment center has become the largest infectious cluster in Singapore with 36 cases so far. All infected people participated in the February 15 event at Safra Jurong, the New Year’s Eve ceremony attended by the members of the Fujian singing group (China). About 200 people were at dinner, in the ballroom of Joy Garden restaurant.

The Sinhgapore Ministry of Health (MOH) said on March 9, tourists and those with short visits in Singapore must pay for Covid-19 treatment if infected since March 7. Singapore will still waive testing fees for travelers. The government continues to pay fees to Singaporeans and those with long-term cards (such as work, student IDs) with Covid-19 for treatment in public hospitals.

Source: https://behecare.com/

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