As of 12pm on August 3, Singapore reported 226 new cases of COVID-19 infection, majority of which are Work Permit holders residing in foreign worker dormitories.
In a press statement, Ministry of Health (MOH) said there is one case in the community involving a Prison inmate on Short-Term Visit Pass.
He had arrived in Singapore before the implementation of border measures, and had served an earlier sentence in Prison prior to his current admission. As part of the Singapore Prison Service’s proactive screening of inmates, he had tested negative for COVID-19 for his entry and exit swabs on July 2 and 22 respectively. He was subsequently tested again for COVID-19 (even though he is asymptomatic), and his test came back positive.
In addition, there are 9 imported cases, one of which is a Singapore Permanent Resident who returned to Singapore from India on July 22.
Another five cases are Work Pass/ Work Permit holders who are currently employed in Singapore, and had arrived from India, Japan and the Philippines on July 22.
The remaining three are Dependant’s Pass holders who arrived from India on July 20 and 22.