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327 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore on July 17, including 3 imported cases from India and Philippines

The Ministry of Health reported 327 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore as of 12 pm on July 17. This takes the nation’s tally of infections to 47,453. 

The vast majority of the new cases are Work Permit holders residing in foreign worker dormitories. 

File photo courtesy: Facebook/Lawrence Wong
File photo courtesy: Facebook/Lawrence Wong

There are also nine cases in the community, of whom six are Singaporeans/ Permanent Residents and three are Work Pass holders. 

Additionally there are 3 imported cases, one of which is a Singaporean who returned from the Philippines on July 6. The remaining cases are children who are Dependant’s Pass or Long-Term Visit Pass holders who arrived in Singapore from India on June 26 and July 15. 

All of them had been placed on 14-day Stay-Home Notice (SHN) upon arrival in Singapore, and had been tested while serving their SHN.

On Thursday, the MOH added more locations to its list of places visited by COVID-19 cases in the community during their infectious period. These include - Resorts World Sentosa Casino, Mustafa Centre, Tekka Centre; shopping malls New World Centre, Sembawang Shopping Centre, Northpoint City and; the Traffic Police's headquarters.

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