Yesterday was a really good day.
Not only did you know more about the free $100 tourism vouchers that’s going to be given out to Singaporeans later this year
We also reported 11 new Covid-19 cases yesterday (18 Sep).
That’s the lowest number since 12 Mar, even before we knew what a circuit breaker actually means.
States Court & CCK Sunshine Place Visited By Covid-19 Cases
In the update by the Ministry of Health (MOH) at night, two more places were added to the list of places visited by Covid-19 cases in their infectious period.
One is the place where laws are upheld, the State Courts, while the other is at Sunshine Place in Choa Chu Kang.
If you happen to be there during the same timeframe, make sure to monitor your health for the next 14 days.
See a doctor if you suspect, or experience, even the slightest symptoms.
All close contacts have been notified, MOH says.
Similar to the trend over the past few days, a vast majority of cases reported yesterday are asymptomatic cases (10 out of 11).
The single case in the community is an unlinked case, a 30-year-old man who was found after being diagnosed with an acute respiratory infection (ARI).
Epidemiological investigations are still ongoing for this case, MOH says, and close contacts have been identified and isolated.
There is 1 imported case, a work pass holder who arrived in Singapore on 6 Sep from India.
She was placed on 14-day Stay-Home-Notice (SHN) upon arrival in Singapore and was detected during her SHN.
The remaining 9 cases belong to migrant workers staying in dormitories.
5 of them were contacts of previously-confirmed cases and has been placed on quarantine.
Another 4 of them were detected through routine testing, such as the bi-weekly routine rostered test.
As of 18 Sep 2020, the average number of Covid-19 cases in the community has dropped from two to one.
Meanwhile, the number of unlinked cases has remained stable at one.
5.7K Workers Still Can’t Work Cuz Of Employers
Despite the importance of bi-weekly routine testing, there are still employers who have yet to schedule their workers for mandatory RRT.
Last week, it was reported that 13,000 workers were not allowed to go back to work despite being healthy because of their employers.
Yesterday, it was reported that the number, while it has fallen, still number in the thousands.
According to CNA, 5,700 workers are still stuck in the dormitories, unable to work, because their employers have yet to schedule them for RRT.
Even after the 5 Sep deadline has passed, the authorities are still allowing these workers to have their Access Code change to green the moment they undergo the RRT.
There are enough slots provided for the workers to be tested, authorities had said.
Moving on, employers who still do not do so may have their work pass privileges affected.
TL; DR: We gave you a chance liao. Don’t blame us for taking actions.