Among the 73 new COVID-19 cases reported in Singapore within a day on Wednesday, one was a three-year-old Indian girl. The newly reported cases have brought the total number of pandemic cases in Singapore to 631, stated the health ministry adding that among them, 38 people have a travel history to Europe, North America, ASEAN and other parts of Asia, while the rest were locally transmitted cases.
According to the Ministry, eighteen coronavirus positive cases were linked to a kindergarten center, PAP Community Foundation (PCF) Sparkletots in Fengshan.
As per local media reports, of the 18 cases linked to the kindergarten center, 14 were staff members, including the principal. The rest four were the principal’s family members. Meanwhile, three employees from Dover Court International School were tested positive of the pandemic COVID-19, after which it was declared a coronavirus cluster.
Clusters are declared where a disease spreads due to interaction with people, mostly employees or through social gatherings.
Subsequently, it has been decided that all PCF centers, operated as pre-schools by the ruling People’s Action Party, would be closed for four days from Thursday i.e. 26 March.
Further, the Health Ministry mentioned that, among the 404 COVID-19 patients in the hospital, 17 were critical in the intensive care unit, while others were stable and improving with 160 people already been discharged from the hospital.
The ministry has so far identified 8,930 close contacts of COVID-19 patients who have been quarantined with 2,643 still in quarantine.