1 imported COVID-19 case among 407 new infections on June 14

As of 12pm on June 14, Singapore's Ministry of Health (MOH) confirmed 407 new cases of COVID-19 infection in the country, including an imported case – the first in five weeks.

The imported case involves a Bangladeshi national who arrived in Singapore on June 10 to seek medical treatment that is not related to COVID-19 infection.

His health declaration submitted before immigration clearance indicated he did not have any COVID-19 symptoms, and had not been diagnosed or suspected to have COVID-19 infection.

Photo courtesy: Facebook/Lawrence Wong
Photo courtesy: Facebook/Lawrence Wong

The man was placed on Stay-Home Notice upon arrival in Singapore, and could only leave his designated place of residence for medical consultation and follow-up. He was subsequently tested for COVID-19 after arrival in Singapore and his results came back positive on June 13.

Contact tracing is ongoing, and identified close contacts have been placed on quarantine, MOH said.  

Majority of the new cases continue to be Work Permit holders residing in dormitories, including in factory-converted dormitories. There were also nine cases in the local community, including four Singaporeans.

Among the four Singaporean cases, three were detected due to proactive surveillance of persons working at dormitories, even though two of them  are asymptomatic. The remaining case is a family member of a previously confirmed case, and had already been quarantined earlier.

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