The Ministry of Health has reported 15 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore as of 12 pm on September 28. This takes the national tally of confirmed infections to 57,715.
There are 2 cases in the community, both of whom are Work Pass holders, said MOH. They were detected as a result of proactive surveillance and screening.
Case 57847 was tested as part of our proactive screening of workers in essential services who are living outside the dormitories, and is currently unlinked. Case 57861 had been identified as a household contact of Case 57847.
When contacted by MOH on September 27 after Case 57847 was confirmed with COVID-19 infection, Case 57861 reported having symptoms and was immediately conveyed to a hospital for a swab. He was tested positive subsequently.
Additionally, there are six imported cases, one of which is a Singapore Permanent Resident who returned to Singapore from India on September 16. Another three are Work Pass/ Work Permit holders currently employed in Singapore who arrived from France, the Philippines and India on September 16.
The remaining two are Dependant’s Pass holders who arrived from India on September 15.
All of them had been placed on 14-day Stay-Home Notice (SHN) upon arrival in Singapore, and were tested while serving their SHN at dedicated facilities.