MOH Announces 73 New Covid-19 Cases In Singapore, Includes Fengshan Preschool Cluster Where 18 Are Infected
The Ministry of Health (MOH) announced on Wednesday (25 Mar) that there are 73 new cases of Covid-19, and 18 of these are linked to one preschool in Fengshan.
According to Channel NewsAsia (CNA), there are now a total of 631 cases in Singapore, with 5 new recoveries.
This makes 160 recoveries in total and 2 deaths.
Fengshan preschool cluster has 18 cases
PAP Community Foundation Sparkletots Centre in Fengshan is a new cluster where 18 cases have been infected so far, MOH announced.
This includes most members of the staff, as well as the principal.
Yesterday (24 Mar), the school was closed for disinfecting after cases were found, and it’ll be closed for 2 weeks.
Today, 16 cases were found to belong to the Fengshan preschool cluster.
Of these, 4 are family members and 2 of them are 3-year-olds.
38 new imported cases as 200,000 Singaporeans may return
Of the 73 cases, 38 are imported. The list includes both Singaporeans and long-term residents.
Health Minister Gan Kim Yong warned that there’ll be more imported cases in the coming weeks as Singaporeans return from overseas.
There are also a growing number of unlinked cases — today, there were 8 new ones. We’re not sure if this is a sign of community spread.
Singapore cannot neglect social distancing in fight against Covid-19
Now that entertainment outlets will be closed from 27 Mar onwards, it’s become more important than ever to practice safe distancing.
It’s also doubly important that those returning from overseas observe their Stay-Home Notices (SHN) properly. Not only because there’ll be possible fines and a jail term, but also to protect others.
We can celebrate once we’ve beaten Covid-19. Until then, we have to be vigilant and hygienic.