Singapore experiences 657 new coronavirus circumstances, largely overseas staff

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FILE PHOTO: Medical personnel attend to migrant staff at a dormitory amid the coronavirus illness (COVID-19) outbreak in Singapore, April 29, 2020. Information/Edgar Su

(Information) – Singapore confirmed 657 new coronavirus infections on Sunday, the overwhelming majority of them overseas staff residing in dormitories, taking the city-state’s whole to 18,205.

The well being ministry reported one demise, an 86-year-old Singaporean girl, bringing the virus-related demise toll within the nation to 18.

Among the many new circumstances, ten have been Singaporeans or everlasting residents, whereas 626 circumstances have been overseas staff residing in dormitories, the ministry stated.

Singapore has among the many highest variety of coronavirus infections in Asia, primarily resulting from outbreaks in cramped migrant-worker dormitories. It has managed to curb the unfold of the illness amongst locals outdoors the dormitories.

Singapore will begin easing coronavirus restrictions over the subsequent few weeks, authorities stated on Saturday.

Reporting by Aakriti Bhalla and Ismail Shakil in Bengaluru; Modifying by Nick Macfie