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COVID: Indian national with travel history from M'sia among 13 imported cases in S'pore

09/05/2021 12:17 PM

By Massita Ahmad

SINGAPORE, May 9 -- A 32 year-old Indian national who has a travel history from Malaysia was among the 13 new imported cases of COVID-19 reported here Saturday, according to the republic's  Ministry of Health (MOH).

In its full data released late last night, MOH said he is a Short-Term Visit Pass holder is a sea crew.

Labelled as Case 62944, the man who is asymptomatic arrived onboard a vessel from Malaysia and was tested for COVID-19.

He had not disembarked except to go for COVID-19 testing, and was conveyed to the hospital when his result came back positive, said the ministry.

Meanwhile, a 27 year-old Malaysian man was among the seven new cases of locally transmitted COVID-19 infection reported here Saturday.

Labelled as Case 62938, the work permit holder works as a car groomer at BlackNano Pte Ltd, Bukit Batok Crescent.

“He does not typically interact with customers,” said the ministry, adding that he is a family member and household contact of four other reported cases.

The test result of the man who is asymptomatic came back positive on May 7 and his serology test result is negative.

The same man is linked to a Case 61822 cluster, a 23 year-old male Indian national who was confirmed to have COVID-19 infection on April 10.

As at noon yesterday, Singapore reported a total of 20 new cases bringing the total caseload to 61,331.

So far, there have been 10 COVID-19 clusters in the republic. 





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