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Singapore reports infection-free day

For first time since March 25, no local COVID-19 case reported in city-state

Riyaz ul Khaliq   | 13.10.2020
Singapore reports infection-free day


Singapore on Tuesday reported no new local infections of the novel coronavirus for the first time since March, local media reported.

The city-state's Ministry of Health said in a statement that four new COVID-19 cases had been confirmed, all imported.

This was first time since March 25 that no local cases of COVID-19 were found in workers' dormitories, according to a report by the The Straits Times daily.

The ministry said the imported cases were placed under a "Stay-Home Notice" upon arrival in Singapore.

Singapore has reported a total of 57,884 coronavirus cases since the beginning of the outbreak. Around 28 people have died in the city-state due to the disease.

The first coronavirus case among migrant workers was found on Feb. 8, about two weeks after the city-state's first COVID-19 infection was detected.

More than 37.8 million people have tested positive for the virus globally, while over a million have died, according to a running tally by US-based Johns Hopkins University. Recoveries across the world have exceeded 26.2 million.

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