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93 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore on August 19, including 2 cases in the community

The Ministry of Health has reported 93 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore as of 12 pm on August 19. This takes the national tally of infections to 56,031. 

The vast majority of the new cases are Work Permit holders currently under quarantine. 

Photo courtesy: Facebook/Singapore Ministry of Health
Photo courtesy: Facebook/Singapore Ministry of Health

There are 2 cases in the community, both of whom are Work Pass holders, MOH said in a press release.

Additionally, there are 6 imported cases, two of which are Singaporeans who returned to Singapore from India on August 7 and the UAE on August 8.

Two other cases are Dependant’s Pass holders who arrived from India on August 10. Another case is a Work Permit holder currently employed in Singapore, who arrived from China on August 7. The remaining case is a Student’s Pass holder who arrived from Vietnam on August 7.

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.

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