Covid-19: 73 new cases confirmed, new cluster at Dover Court International School

Covid-19 update for Mar. 25, 2020.

Joshua Lee | March 25, 2020, 10:04 PM

The Ministry of Health (MOH) confirmed 73 cases of Covid-19 today.

This brings the total number of Covid-19 cases in Singapore to 631.

38 of the new cases are imported and 35 are local cases.

Of these, three of the confirmed cases (Cases 556, 618 and 626) are linked to a new cluster at Dover Court International School (301 Dover Road). All three are staff at the school.

Another five cases were discharged today, bringing the total number of discharged cases to 160.

Of the remaining 404 cases who are still hospitalised, 17 are in critical condition in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU).

65 cases who are clinically well but still test positive for Covid-19 have been transferred to Concord International Hospital, Mount Elizabeth Hospital and the Community Isolation Facility at D’Resort NTUC for isolation and care.

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More stringent measures in place to kick in over next two days

The rise in number of imported Singapore resident cases has prompted the government to announce that it will not provide subsidised Covid-19 treatment to Singapore residents and Long Term Pass holders if they leave Singapore from Friday (Mar. 27).

The government has also imposed more stringent containment measures such as the closing of entertainment venues, tuition and enrichment centres, as well as the suspension of organised tours in public venues.

These measures will kick in on Thursday (Mar. 26).

Singaporeans have also been advised avoid events with over 10 people.

This applies to private events like birthdays and weddings, public venues like malls, museums and attractions, places of worship and group dining at food and beverage outlets.