As of 27 April 2020, 10am, there are 13,624 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Singapore. On 26 April 2020, there were 931 new confirmed cases.
According to MOH, 886 cases were work permit holders residing in dormitories, while 25 were work permit holders staying outside of dormitories.
13 of the cases are Singaporeans or permanent residents, and 5 were work pass holders.
4 New Clusters
- Proptech Pte Ltd (38 Senoko Road) – 4 cases
- 5 Kian Teck Crescent – 6 cases
- 3 Sungei Kadut Street 6
- 133 Tuas View Square
British national falsely declared travel history, to be deported and barred from re-entering Singapore
- A 60-year-old man British national who is married to a Singapore PR, visited the Family Justice Courts to obtain a certified true copy of a document
- The Family Justice Courts requires visitors to declare their travel history for the last 14 days
- He declared that he had not been abroad in the last 14 days and was allowed in the Family Justice Courts
- Investigations found that he only arrived in Singapore from Hong Kong on 13 Mar 2020, which is within the 14 days period
- He was hence deported to Hong Kong on 26 April 2020 and barred from re-entering Singapore
Learn more here.
Man to be charged for posting false message on Facebook about COVID-19 “circuit breaker” measures
- A 40-year-old man posted a false message between 15 April 2020 and 16 April 2020 in a Facebook group ‘Taxiuncle’
- He claimed that Singapore will proceed with more drastic measures from 18 April 2020 with food courts closed and supermarkets open two days a week
- He may be jailed for up to 3 years and fined a maximum of S$10,000 or both if he was found guilty
Learn more here.