Why has Singapore seen such a huge second Covid-19 wave? It’s because of the 43 crowded, squalid dormitories for 200,000 foreign workers!


In the full data released late Tuesday, Singapore classified 1,670 as community cases, 580 as imported cases and 30,093 as foreign workers residing in dorms.

No new clusters were identified yesterday.

The republic’s largest cluster, S11 Dormitory @ Punggol, has a total of 2,683 confirmed cases while the largest dormitory, Sungei Tengah Lodge at 500 Old Choa Chu Kang Road, has a total of 1,956 confirmed cases.






SINGAPORE: Singapore reported a daily high of 1,426 new COVID-19 cases on Monday (Apr 20), bringing the national total to 8,014. 

The “vast majority” of the new cases are work permit holders living in foreign worker dormitories, the Ministry of Health (MOH) said in its media release of preliminary figures. 

Sixteen new cases are Singaporeans or permanent residents. 

“We are still working through the details of the cases, and further updates will be shared via the MOH press release that will be issued tonight,” said the ministry.

Singapore is now the worst-hit country in Southeast Asia, surpassing figures in Indonesia and the Philippines.

A total of 18 foreign worker dormitories have been gazetted as isolation areas, as the number of COVID-19 cases there continues to rise. 

As of Sunday, the cluster at S11 Dormitory @ Punggol remained the biggest, with 1,508 confirmed cases. The next biggest cluster was at Sungei Tengah Lodge, with 521 confirmed cases.




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