On 26 April 2021 (Monday):
Case 62440 is a 35 year-old male Bangladesh national who is a Work Permit holder. He resides at Westlite Woodlands Dormitory. He was tested positive for Covid-19.
On 27 April 2021 (Tuesday):
Singapore-Hong Kong Air Travel Bubble is to start on 26 May. Travellers do not have to be quarantined when they travel between two countries under certain conditions.
24 recovered workers at Westlite Woodlands Dormitory were tested positive for Covid-19. This forms a new cluster.
On 28 April 2021 (Wednesday):
Singapore ranked first in Bloomberg’s Covid-19 Resilience Ranking, edging out New Zealand for the top spot.
Case 62517 is a 38 year-old male Singaporean who works as an Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) Officer deployed at Changi Airport Terminal 1 was tested positive for Covid-19.
Case 62541 is a 46 year-old female Philippines national who is a nurse at Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH), and is deployed at Ward 9D. She was tested positive for Covid-19.
The two cases above formed two clusters of infections.
On 29 April 2021 (Thursday):
The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) said that Singapore’s economic growth is likely to top 6% this year, barring a significant setback in global economy or a surge in locally transmitted Covid-19 cases.
There were 16 reported cases in the community. TTSH cluster grew to 9 cases. The ICA officer cluster has 7 cases all of which are family members.
On 30 April 2021 (Friday):
There were 9 new cases in the community.
On 1 May 2021 (Saturday):
The Singapore authority announced on Friday a series of measures to tighten rule on social interactions. This was to slow down the spread of Covid-19 in the community.
Ministry of Health has preliminarily confirmed 9 new cases of locally transmitted COVID-19 infection. More information will be released later.
It does not seem good news with so many locally transmitted cases of Covid-19 in this week. We have to continue to be vigilant in face of Covid-19. If this local transmission were not managed well, we will see more cases in coming days. So brace ourselves.
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