COVID: Three M’sian men among 32 asymptomatic imported cases in Singapore

by BERNAMA / pic by AFP

SINGAPORE – Three Malaysian men were among 32 new asymptomatic COVID-19 imported cases reported in Singapore Thursday, according to the republic’s Ministry of Health.

The ministry, in a full data released here late last night, said all three of them are work permit holders and arrived from their home country.

As at noon Thursday, Singapore recorded a total of 34 new imported cases, of which 32 were asymptomatic, while two were symptomatic.

A 29-year-old female Singapore permanent resident who returned from Malaysia is also among the asymptomatic imported cases here.

The republic also reported two imported cases from Bangladesh and India which tested preliminarily positive for the B117 strain.

One of them, who arrived from Bangladesh, had been identified as a flight contact of Case 59423, his countryman, and his serology test result has come back negative.

Other imported cases were from Indonesia, Oman, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Romania,  the UAE and the US.

The republic reported no locally transmitted COVID-19 infections Thursday, thus bringing the total number of infections here to 59,425.

No new cluster was reported, thus the total clusters remained at six.

To date, 29 have died from complications due to COVID-19 infection here.