Previously, the Ministry of Health (MOH) has warned that Singapore might start reporting a higher number of Covid-19 cases in the coming days because there are still foreign workers in isolation.
We can now happily say that this day isn’t today.
On 12 Aug 2020, as of 12pm, MOH reported 42 new Covid-19 cases.
This figure includes 1 case in the community, a Singaporean, and 11 imported cases.
All the imported cases were placed on Stay-Home-Notices (SHN) since their arrival in Singapore.
This brings the total number of cases in Singapore to 55,395.
Recap On 11 Aug Cases
On 11 Aug, Singapore reported 62 new Covid-19 cases, the lowest number in more than 4 months.
Among the cases were two toddlers.
The first is a 1-year-old Singaporean girl, 1 of two community cases reported yesterday. Both community cases are family members and were linked to previous cases.
They had tested positive while serving quarantine.
The other is a 3-year-old girl on a long-term visit pass from India. She was an asymptomatic case and was one of the three imported cases reported on Tuesday (11 Aug).
All three imported cases reported on 11 Aug came to Singapore from India and were on SHN upon arrival.
New Places Added To MOH’s List Of Places Infectious Covid-19 Patients Visited
On 11 Aug, MOH added three entries to their list of places Covid-19 patients visited:
- Bukit Timah Market and Food Centre
- 111 Somerset
- and a FairPrice outlet at Bukit Panjang Plaza
Close contacts have been notified, MOH says, and there’s no need to avoid the places as NEA would’ve (will) liaise with the location’s management to do a thorough cleaning of the areas.
You can view the full list here.
Make sure to monitor your health for the next 14 days if you were there roughly during the same period.
Should you show even the slightest symptoms, please go see a doctor immediately and undergo the swab test, which is now mandatory for every person above 13 years old when you see a doctor for acute respiratory infections for the first time.
SG Clean Guidelines
Very happy to be able to return to coffee shops after Phase Two started? You’re not the only one.
But did you know that the authorities have actually come up with guidelines to help keep cleaners and diners safe while eating out?
Back in February, the SG Clean campaign was launched to raise hygiene standards across the country.
One area of concern was community dining places, like coffee shops and hawker centres.
Then Minister for the Environment and Water Resources Masagos Zulkifli urged diners to dispose of their used tissues – which he called “little biohazards” – instead of leaving it in their bowls.
Diners were also encouraged to return their dirty dishes and utensils to tray stations.
However, checks by ST showed that, on average, eight out of 10 diners did not follow the SG Clean guidelines.
It was also found out that the main issue here isn’t indifference, but ignorance; most people simply aren’t aware of the SG Clean guidelines.
You might want to check this article out to find out what it’s all about because if not many people follow the guidelines, it might become mandatory.
Yes, you could be fined for not returning your bowl to the tray station.
You can find out more here.