17 COVID-19 Cases Today (5 Apr); All Are Imported Cases

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For the second consecutive day, Singapore has reported no community cases.

As of 12:00pm today (5 Apr), the Ministry of Health (MOH) has preliminarily confirmed 17 new cases of COVID-19 infection.

All are imported cases.

This brings the total number of cases in Singapore to 60,495.

Overall, the number of new cases in the community has remained stable at 2 cases per week in the past 2 weeks. The number of unlinked cases in the community has also remained stable at 2 cases per week in the past 2 weeks.

Over 9,600 Individuals & Companies Were Fined for Breaking COVID-19 Rules In the Past Yr

Over 9,600 fines were handed out to errant individuals and companies in the past year for failing to comply with COVID-19 regulations, according to The Straits Times.

From April last year to the end of last month alone, more than 7,500 fines were issued to people who breached safe distancing rules and safe management measures in public spaces.

Those who did not wear masks were issued a total of 1,800 fines.

These figures were released by the authorities as more employees return to the workplace today (5 Apr).

Between March 2020 and March 2021, the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) inspected over 38,000 companies for violations of safe management measures, handing out fines to more than 300 companies.

Of these, 140 employers were ordered to shut due to serious breaches. They were only permitted to reopen once their breaches were rectified.

Even though more than a year has passed since the coronavirus landed on our shores, and community cases have significantly decreased, MOM said it will continue to step up inspections of workplaces for non-compliance.

246 Active Cases

There are currently 40 confirmed cases who are still in hospital. Of these, most are stable or improving, and 1 is in critical condition in the intensive care unit.

206 are isolated and cared for at community facilities. These are those who have mild symptoms, or are clinically well but still test positive for COVID-19.

30 have passed away from complications due to COVID-19 infection.

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