One of the imported Covid-19 cases announced by Singapore's Ministry of Health (MOH) on June 17 involves a 26-year-old Indonesian.
According to MOH, he had entered Singapore waters from Indonesia without valid documentation.
He was arrested by the Singapore Police Force’s Police Coast Guard, and later tested for Covid-19 infection.
He had been isolated until he was conveyed to the hospital, when his result came back positive on Jun. 16. He was asymptomatic.
The 26-year-old is among the seven imported Covid-19 cases on Jun. 17.
A 43-year-old Indonesian man had previously been arrested by the Police Coast Guard (PCG) for his suspected involvement in an illegal entry case in October 2020 before testing positive for Covid-19.
Amongst the other six imported cases confirmed on Jun. 17,
• One is a Singaporean and two are Singapore Permanent Residents who returned from India.
• Three are Work Permit holders who arrived from Indonesia and Malaysia, of whom two are foreign domestic workers.
All of them had already been placed on SHN or isolated upon arrival in Singapore and were tested while serving SHN.
Singapore reported 27 new cases of Covid-19 infection on June 17, with 20 being locally-transmitted. One case is unlinked.
Top image from Singapore Police Force's Facebook page.