Three India returnees test positive for COVID-19 in Singapore

By Gurdip Singh

Gurdip Singh

Singapore, Jul 4 () Two Singaporeans and a permanent resident, who returned from India, have tested positive for COVID-19 in Singapore, the Ministry of Health has said, as the country's total infections rose to 44,664.

The three were placed on stay-home notices upon their arrival in Singapore on Jun 21. Advertisement

The two Singaporeans are a 60-year old man and a 56-year old woman while the permanent resident is a 35-year-old woman. They were confirmed COVID-19 positive on July 2.

Now they have been taken to isolation facilities to begin their 14-day quarantine.

They were asymptomatic when they arrived and were tested while serving their stay-home notices, The Straits Times reported.

The country on Saturday reported 185 new coronavirus infections, the majority of them being foreign workers living in dormitories.

"There are nine cases in the community, of whom four are Singaporeans (citizens) or Permanent Residents (foreigners) and five others are foreigners holding work passes and living outside dormitories," said the Ministry of Health. The new cases include 176 foreign workers living in dormitories. GS NSA

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