COVID-19 in Singapore in June

Singapore // 22 June, 2020

At least 43,661 cases and 26 deaths have been reported.

30 June: The decline has been steady. Trace together tokens are being distributed to seniors and elderly who are not connected via internet. Some of the tourism establishments will be allowed to resume operations starting 1 July. 

22 June:  Over the last few days, there has been a decline in the number of new cases. These now range between 140 to 260 cases, mostly migrant workers. Singapore's Ministry of Foreign Affairs responded favorably to Malaysia's proposal to left border restrictions between the two countries. A bilateral arrangement is being planned to maintain public health protocols. 

15 June:  An imported case was reported - a person from Bangladesh. He was in quarantine upon arrival and during the test was positive for COVID-19. There were less than 10 cases detected on routine surveillance and rest of the 397 cases were  work permit holders.

11 June:  In June, about 300-400 new cases are detected daily, these are mainly migrant worker and there are minimal or no new imported cases and less than 20 cases in the community. Some of the workers (about 5,500 residents) in dormitories have been allowed to return to work after necessary preparations were fulfilled. 

In another development, Remdesivir has been granted conditional approval for treatment of adult patients.

5 June:  Media sources report that a wearable device may be launched for contact tracing, although a contact tracing app is already in use. Several measures have been issued for inbound travellers to Singapore. These include a valid SafeTravel Pass, a health declaration via SG Arrival Card E-Service and entry approval for all long-term Pass Holders.

2 June: Schools have reopened in Singapore. Social distancing is being maintained. Masks are mandatory for people when they go outside homes. In some situations, face shields will be allowed for certain groups including, children <12 years or people who have breathing difficulties etc.

Of the 408 cases reported yesterday, there are no community nor imported cases.

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