151 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore on June 16, including 2 in the community

Singapore reported 151 new COVID-19 cases as of 12 pm on June 16, according to a Ministry of Health (MOH) press release. This takes the national tally of infections to 40,969.

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

Of the new cases, the vast majority are work permit holders residing in foreign worker dormitories.

There are also two cases in the community, both of whom are work pass holders who were detected as a result of proactive screening of workers in essential services, even though they are asymptomatic. There are no Singaporean/ Permanent Resident cases.

Meanwhile, 797 more cases of COVID-19 infection have been discharged from hospitals or community isolation facilities.

Singapore will move into Phase 2 of re-opening from June 19 with many activities and businesses set to resume.