SINGAPORE — Ten “recovered” workers living in Westlite Woodlands Dormitory were found to be infected with COVID-19, the Ministry of Manpower said late Wednesday (21 April).
In a statement, MOM said a 35-year-old migrant worker from the dorm was tested for COVID-19 as part of rostered routine testing. His close contacts at the dormitory and workplace were swiftly isolated and placed on quarantine, MOM added.
One person placed under quarantine who is a room-mate of this case was found to be COVID-19 positive at a dedicated quarantine facility. Thereafter, COVID-19 tests were conducted on all residents at the dorm, where the 10 recovered workers were found to have COVID-19.
“These cases were immediately isolated and conveyed to the National Centre for Infectious Diseases (NCID) to investigate for possible re-infection,” MOM said.
The Ministry of Health confirmed 15 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore on Wednesday including one infection in the community and 14 imported cases, taking the country's total case count to 60,880.
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