Today is the fifth straight day whereby there’s no community case.
As of 12pm today (27 Jan), the Ministry of Health (MOH) has preliminarily confirmed 25 new cases of COVID-19 infection.
All of them are imported.
This brings the total number of cases in Singapore to 59,391.
Based on yesterday’s figures, the number of new cases in the community has decreased from 14 cases in the week before to 9 cases in the past week. The number of unlinked cases in the community has also decreased from 5 cases in the week before to 2 cases in the past week.
3 Past COVID-19 Cases Have New UK Strain & 2 Have Been to Jewel; MOH Offering Tests to People Working in Jewel
Singapore confirmed its first case of the UK strain in December, and now, it seems that three other confirmed cases were carrying the mutated virus as well.
Three previous Covid-19 cases have tested positive for the B117 strain of the coronavirus.
Two of these three cases visited Jewel Changi Airport on 31 Dec last year, the Ministry of Health (MOH) said.
The third case was at Changi Airport Terminal 3 on the same day.
The B117 infections were detected after the National Public Health Laboratory conducted whole genome sequencing and phylogenetic analysis.
To prevent other potential infections, MOH will offer testing to staff who have been working from 31 Dec at Jewel Changi Airport.
Staff at the shops and eateries at Changi Airport Terminal 3 that are open to the public will also be offered tests.
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