After discovering hundreds more cases from the workers’ dormitory outbreak, Singapore overtook Indonesia to become the country with the most Covid-19 infections in Southeast Asia.
According to Bloomberg, the Ministry of Health of Singapore said 596 new cases of Covid-19 were recorded in this country within the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of cases from the beginning of the epidemic to 6,558 cases, becoming the affected country. the worst because of the pandemic in Southeast Asia.
Among the new cases, only 25 cases are people of Singapore nationality or permanent residents in the country. All of the remaining cases were foreign workers at the dormitories of workers.
Since the end of March, Singapore has witnessed a sudden increase in infections in the community, mainly from residential quarters for foreign workers, where there is limited living space.
The government has tightened blockade regulations, forcing people to wear masks and pouring billions of dollars into the economy, in an effort to curb and minimize the damage of the pandemic.
Singapore’s Ministry of Human Resources said all foreign workers in the construction sector will be required to stay at home until further notice.
Although the number of infections has skyrocketed, Singapore has recorded 11 deaths so far, far lower than other heavily affected countries in the region such as the Philippines or Indonesia.
April 19 is the thirteenth day of the “infectious” cutting-off stage – with stricter social spacing rules, including the closure of schools and workplaces. Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said there were “some early signs” that the plan had reduced the rate of infection in the community.
“But we still have to worry about hidden cases circulating in the community, which makes the spread continue,” Li said.