One-year-old among six imported Covid-19 cases from India, France and the Philippines

Passengers arriving on a Singapore Airlines flight to Changi Airport Terminal 3, on June 23, 2020.
Passengers arriving on a Singapore Airlines flight to Changi Airport Terminal 3, on June 23, 2020.ST PHOTO: ALPHONSUS CHERN

SINGAPORE - Six imported cases of Covid-19 were confirmed on Monday (Sept 28), including two children, aged one and three, who returned from India on Sept 15.

The remaining four were a permanent resident and a work pass holder returning on Sept 16 also from India, a work pass holder from France and a work permit holder from the Philippines, said the Ministry of Health (MOH).

All six were serving stay-home notices when they tested positive for Covid-19.

In addition, there were two community cases, both work permit holders with Malaysian citizenship. One was working at Changi Airport.

Both cases were detected as part of routine surveillance and screening.

There were a total of 15 coronavirus cases confirmed on Monday at noon, taking Singapore's total to 57,715.

Migrant workers living in dormitories made up the remaining seven of the 15 new infections.

Four had been identified earlier as contacts of previous cases, and were already in quarantine when they were tested.

The remaining three cases were detected through surveillance testing.

No new clusters and no new locations visited by infectious Covid-19 patients were announced on Monday.

The number of new daily cases in the community has remained stable at an average of fewer than one case per day in the past two weeks.

 
 
 

The number of unlinked cases in the community has also remained stable at an average of fewer than one case per day over the same period.

With 26 cases discharged on Monday, 57,378 patients have fully recovered from the disease.

A total of 36 patients remain in hospital, with none in intensive care, while 259 are recuperating in community facilities.

Singapore has had 27 deaths from Covid-19 complications, while 15 who tested positive died of other causes.