Yesterday, PM Lee took to the stage with the pinkest shirt he could find to announce GE2020.
He said that he was satisfied with the current Covid-19 situation and is confident that Singaporeans can vote while staying safe.
Well, the numbers today seems to support his claims.
Today (24 Jun), Singapore reports 191 new Covid-19 cases, including 7 cases in the community.
Two are Singaporean/PRs while the remaining 5 are work pass holders.
The vast majority of cases is made up of foreign workers residing at dormitories.
This brings the total number of Covid-19 cases in Singapore to 42,623.
For The First Time, a Restaurant is Included in the List of Places an Infectious COVID-19 Patient Has Been To
The Ministry of Health (MOH) updated their list of locations where Covid-19 patients have been to.
There are two new entries which happened on the first day of Phase Two, one of which includes a restaurant for the very first time:
- On 19 Jun, an infectious patient visited Northpoint City’s Seoul Garden from 8.05pm to 9.40pm.
- The other entry is Sheng Siong Supermarket at 19 Serangoon North Ave 5. An infectious Covid-19 patient has visited the place on 19 Jun from 5.15pm to 6.05pm.
Here’s The List In Full:
It was added that MOH has already informed all close contacts of the confirmed cases.
Monitor Your Health If You Were In The Area At Around The Same Period
Previously, MOH has said that the list wasn’t placed out there to scare people senseless.
It’s to alert people to the fact that they’ve been in the same area with a Covid-19 patient during his/her infectious period and get them to monitor their own health closely for the next 14 days.
Should you show any symptoms, even mild ones, go ahead and see a doctor.
Don’t worry about the cost because right now, medical fees for respiratory infections like coughs, flu, runny nose, etc, only cost a flat fee of $10.
The elderly only need to pay an even further subsidised rate of $5.
As for whether you should avoid the place or not, MOH says you don’t have to.
Typically, once places have been identified and placed on the list, the National Environment Agency (NEA) will guide the operator in thoroughly cleaning and disinfecting the premises.
Still, it’s a good idea for us to stick to our homes for a little while more because while shops are allowed to open now, it doesn’t mean that Covid-19 isn’t around anymore.
Just ask South Korea, they’ll tell you exactly what that means.