COVID-19 Daily Update 2020-04-18: 1 New Death, 623 New Confirmed Cases, Total 5,050 in SG Now

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As of 18 April 2020, 10am, there are 5,050 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Singapore. On 17 April 2020, there were 623 new confirmed cases.

There was 1 imported case.

Of the 622 cases, 69% are linked to clusters. The remaining are pending contact tracing.

558 new cases are from foreign worker dormitories, and an additional 37 are work permit holders living outside the dormitories.

Singapore COVID-19 cases grafas Apr 18


Credits: CNA

4 New Clusters

  1. Tuas South Dormitory (1 Tuas South Street 12)
  2. Avery Lodge Dormitory (2D Jalan Papan)
  3. Jurong Penjuru Dormitory 
  4. 4 Sungei Kadut Street 2

Death Count: 11

  • 95-year-old male Singapore citizen
  • Identified as Case 3145
  • Was warded in the Raffles Hospital before his demise
  • Tested COVID-19 positive on 13 April 2020

McDonald’s Singapore to suspend takeaway from today onwards

  • Earlier this month, 5 McDonald’s employees were confirmed COVID-19 infection
  • As an added safety precautionary measure to flatten the curve of COVID-19, McDonald’s will suspend takeaways until 4 May 2020
  • Deliveries and drive-through service are still available
  • During this period, salaries of employees will still be paid, including seniors
  • Learn more here

Rumours of tighter travel restrictions are false

  • Online messages circulating that PM Lee will be announcing that Singaporeans cannot travel beyond the area they live are untrue
  • Always verify the news from government sources or from our Prime Minister’s official social media platforms
  • Do not spread unverified information
  • Learn more here

Temasek Review to publish a correction notice as they claim GrabFood rider was fined during Circuit Breaker

  • On 15 April 2020, Temasek Review published a FB post regarding a delivery rider being fined S$300 by police officers for wearing a cloth as a mask or for illegal parking
  • This is a false statement as the GrabFood rider had approached the police officer claiming that there were items stolen from his motorcycle
  • No summons was issued to the delivery rider
  • In addition, Govt website Factually clarified that masks made of cloth and textile are allowed
  • Learn more here

Serangoon Road Hostel and Crave Nasi Lemak outlet fined for breaching COVID-19 safety requirement

  • The Gap Year Hostel at 322 Lavender Street was fined S$2,000 after enforcement checks on 15 April 2020 found that it had failed to keep a record of people who left the hostel premises
  • Lot One Shoppers’ Mall outlet of nasi lemak chain Crave was also fined on the same day to have failed to observe safe distancing measures by allowing customers to crowd without 1-meter social distancing
  • Learn more here

Kranji Lodge 1 declared as the 13th isolation area

  • There has been a surge of COVID-19 cases traced back to foreign worker dormitories
  • A total of 41 confirmed cases in Kranji Lodge 1
  • Kranji Lodge 1 to be gazetted as an isolation area as of today
  • Learn more here
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