3 Singaporeans/Permanent Residents in 611 new COVID-19 cases on May 29

The Ministry of Health has reported 611 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore as of 12 pm on May 29. This takes the national tally to 33,860. 

Of the new cases, the vast majority are work permit holders residing in foreign worker dormitories, and 99 per cent of them are linked to known clust

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

There are nine cases reported in the local community, with three being Singaporean/Permanent Residents – two of which are linked to dormitory clusters, and had already been placed on quarantine earlier. The remaining one is currently unlinked.

1,337 more cases of COVID-19 infection were discharged from hospitals or community isolation facilities on May 29. 

Singapore’s circuit breaker measures are due to be lifted in three phases, starting June 2. 

Also read: What you need to know about Singapore's 3 post-circuit breaker phases

On Thursday Minister for National Development Lawrence Wong said that Phase 2 of the easing could begin before the end of June if infection rates remain low.