1 community case among 10 new COVID-19 infections in Singapore


SINGAPORE: A locally transmitted community case was among 10 new COVID-19 infections reported in Singapore at noon Monday (February 22).

The other nine infections were imported and were put on notice upon arrival, the Ministry of Health (MOH) said in its preliminary daily update.

No new infections were reported in foreign worker dormitories.

Details of the new cases will be released Monday evening, the health ministry said.

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The Health Department said on Sunday it was investigating whether there had been a violation of COVID-19 measures after a Malaysian truck driver visited the Resorts World Sentosa casino on February 9.

The driver who works as a freelance delivery driver was refused entry to Singapore on Thursday after testing positive for COVID-19 in a rapid antigen test at Woodlands Checkpoint.

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His polymerase chain reaction test also came back positive on Friday.

The man’s previous trip to Singapore was on February 8, when he tested negative for COVID-19 for his rapid checkpoint antigen test.

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Investigations revealed that he visited Resorts World Sentosa casino on February 9, before leaving for Malaysia the same day, the ministry said.

“Malaysian truck drivers are not allowed to mingle in the community other than for delivery purposes and are not allowed to stay overnight,” the health ministry said.

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“Investigations are underway to determine whether there has been a violation of the relevant measures in force.”

Singapore reported a total of 59,879 cases of COVID-19 on Monday.

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