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Covid-19: Eleven Malaysians among 623 new cases in Singapore

Inside a foreign workers dormitory in Singapore.

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SINGAPORE, April 18 2020: Eleven Malaysians are among 623 new cases of Covid-19 reported here yesterday.

Singapore’s Ministry of Health said in a statement that one of the Malaysians who tested positive was linked to the largest cluster in the republic, which is the foreign employees dormitory of S11@Punggol.

The 50-year-old Singapore Work Permit Holder is the second Malaysian linked to the dorm which has so far recorded 1,123 positive cases.

Another three Malaysians joined seven of their compatriots who were identified earlier with link to the cluster of another hostel at Jalan Kubor.

The new cases also include a 34-year-old Malaysian nurse at the Bright Vision Hospital.

A total of 80 Malaysians have now been tested positive with Covid-19 in Singapore since the first one on Feb 17. Of the total, 15 had fully recovered.

The island republic yesterday reported its 11th Covid-19 death, a 95-year-old male Singaporean, who died at the Raffles Hospital. The deceased was confirmed of the infection on April 13.

It has now recorded a total of 5,050 positive cases, of which 3,267 were classified as dorm residents, 258 involved work permit holders not residing in dorms, 956 community cases and another 569 were imported cases.

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