287 new cases were recorded in Singapore on April 9. This is an unprecedented increase, bringing the total number of people infected with Covid-19 in the island nation to 1,910 cases.
According to Singapore’s Ministry of Health, of the new cases, nearly 200 cases have been linked to the outbreak in two worker housing quarters, S11 Punggol and Westlite Toh Guan.
These two areas, with nearly 20,000 foreign workers, have been isolated since April 5. S11 Punggol Area recorded up to 160 new infections.
46 new cases have not been traced, according to Singapore Ministry of Health. Only 3 cases were imported.
In addition to the aforementioned worker quarters, Singaporean officials have also sealed off the Toh Guan Dormitory and Sungei Tengah Lodge areas to prevent the infection from taking place in these two areas.
There are currently 6 deaths from corona virus in Singapore, and authorities are investigating the cause of death of another person identified as infected with the virus but there are also many other underlying illnesses.
After the Singaporean government imposed a stricter blockade and social quarantine on April 7, police warned nearly 10,000 people for violating regulations on keeping social distance.