The Ministry of Health (MOH) has reported 544 new COVID-19 cases as of 12 pm on June 2. This takes the country’s tally of infections to 35,836.
Of the new cases, the vast majority are work permit holders residing in foreign worker dormitories.
There are also four new community cases, of which one is a Singaporean/Permanent Resident. The Singaporean/Permanent Resident case is a family member of a previously confirmed case, and had already been placed on quarantine earlier, MOH said.
Among the three Work Pass and Work Permit holders, one had been picked up as a result of our proactive screening of migrant workers working in essential services. Another is a contact of a previously confirmed case, and had already been placed on quarantine earlier.
Epidemiological investigations are ongoing for the remaining case.
Meanwhile, 709 more cases of COVID-19 infection have been discharged from hospitals or community isolation facilities.
Singapore has begun Phase 1 of the easing of circuit breaker measures today, with certain businesses being allowed to open.