Today is the last weekend of September, and it appears that we’re ending the month well.
As of 12pm today (27 September 2020), the Ministry of Health (MOH) has preliminarily confirmed an additional 15 cases of COVID-19 infection in Singapore.
There isn’t any community case today.
There are also 5 imported cases, and they’ve all been placed on Stay-Home Notice upon arrival in Singapore.
On average, based on yesterday’s numbers, the number of new cases in the community has remained stable at an average of fewer than 1 case per day in the past 2 weeks.
The number of unlinked cases in the community has also remained stable at an average of fewer than 1 case per day in the past 2 weeks.
Updates About Yesterday’s Cases (26 September)
Two shopping malls and a vehicle inspection centre were added to the list of public places visited by community cases during their infectious period, said the Ministry of Health (MOH) on Saturday (26 Sep).
As you know, MOH only adds a location to the list if it was visited by an infectious patient for more than 30 minutes, as there’s a higher chance of transmission.
The new additions are Mustafa Centre, a food court at The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, and a vehicle inspection centre.
Mustafa Centre was visited on 15 Sep between 8.10pm and 8.50pm and again on 23 Sept between 7.25pm and 8.35pm.
Rasapura Masters, the food court at The Shoppes at MBS, was visited on 19 Sept between 4.15pm and 4.45pm and on 24 Sept between 3.55pm and 4.25pm.
STA’s vehicle inspection centre at Boon Lay was also visited on 24 Sep, between 2.15pm and 3pm.
You can view MOH’s list here.
As always, resist your Singaporean instincts and don’t panic if you’ve been to these places.
Just monitor your health for 14 days from your date of visit and see a doctor if you develop any of the following symptoms of acute respiratory infection:
- runny nose
- sore throat
- loss of taste or smell
You should also inform your doctor of your exposure history.
There’s also no need to avoid these places as the National Environment Agency (NEA) will ensure they’ve been thoroughly cleaned and disinfected.
MOH reported 20 new cases on Saturday, with just one case on the community who is currently unlinked.
The man was detected as a result of MOH’s rostered routine testing of workers in the construction, marine, and process sectors who are living outside the dormitories.
Five imported cases were also recorded, four of whom are currently employed in Singapore.
They had all been placed on 14-day Stay-Home Notice (SHN) upon arrival in Singapore, and were tested while serving their SHN at dedicated facilities.
The remaining 14 cases were migrant workers living in dormitories, of whom seven were already quarantined as they were identified as contacts of previous cases.
The other seven were detected through surveillance testing.
Well, seems like we’re on track for Phase 3, no?