The Ministry of Health (MOH) has preliminarily confirmed 202 new cases of Covid-19 infection in Singapore on July 18.
This brings the total number of cases up to 47,655.
The vast majority are work permit holders residing in foreign worker dormitories.
Of the 202, seven are cases detected in the community.
Of these, five are Singaporeans/ Permanent Residents while two are Work Pass holders.
There are eight new imported cases who had been on Stay-Home Notice upon arriving in Singapore.
Selected travellers to serve SHN at dedicated facilities
In a press conference on Friday (Jul. 17), the Multi-Ministry Task Force (MTF) announced that all travellers with recent travel history, including transit, to Victoria (Australia), Japan, and Hong Kong within the last 14 days will be required to serve their Stay-Home Notice (SHN) at dedicated SHN facilities instead of their own place of residence.
This new measure, which is in response to the resurgence of Covid-19 cases in those regions, will take effect after 11:59pm on Jul. 19.
Top image from JurongHealth Campus.