COVID-19 Daily Update 2020-04-20: 596 New Confirmed Cases, Total 6,588 in SG Now

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As of 20 April 2020, 10am, there are 6,588 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Singapore. On 19 April 2020, there were 596 new confirmed cases.

Of the 596 cases, 68% are linked to clustersThe remaining are pending contact tracing.

544 new cases are from foreign worker dormitories, and an additional 22 are work permit holders living outside the dormitories.

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5 New Clusters

  • Woodlands Lodge I
  • Changi Lodge II
  • 51 Paya Ubi Industrial Park
  • 17 Jalan Besut
  • Sembawang Shipyard

How Singapore is tackling outbreak in foreign worker dormitories

Active testing is conducted

  • Hence the high number of cases daily
  • Numbers will remain high for a while as testing continues
  • Most cases are mild

Well-being of workers are taken care of, don’t worry

  • The Inter-agency Taskforce set up to coordinate Government effort
  • MOM coordinating NGO’s efforts to support workers

Healthy essential workers housed separately

  • SAF camps
  • Sports Halls
  • and the list goes on

Additional facilities being prepared to get ready for the increasing number of cases

  • For mild cases: community care facilites (eg: Singapore Expo) being expanded
  • For recovered workers: Government assessing feasibility of using alternative facilities

False claims about Ho Ching’s Temasek Holdings salary

  • Rumours circulating online that Ho Ching earns $100 million a year is untrueI
  • Temasek Holdings clarified that Mdm Ho’s annual compensation is “neither the highest within Temasek, nor is she amongst the top 5 highest paid executives”
  • In case y’all don’t know who Ho Ching is, she’s PM Lee’s wife 🙂
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