SINGAPORE – The sole Covid-19 case reported in the community on Wednesday (April 14) has been linked to three other cases in the country, prompting the Ministry of Health (MOH) to announce a new local cluster. The patient, a 44-year-old Papua New Guinea national is in Singapore on a short-term visit pass, having arrived in Singapore for a work project on March 25. The three other people in the cluster were on the same flight into Singapore, said MOH. Two of the cases, who had tested positive on April 1, were close contacts of a previously reported case – a 50-year-old Columbian national who arrived from Papua New Guinea for a work project. He tested positive for the coronavirus infection on March 30. The 44-year-old Papuan had previously tested negative for the virus five separate times – including once at a pre-departure test in Australia on March 23 and on arrival in Singapore on March 25. MOH said that prior to being quarantined on April 1, he was on a controlled itinerary in Singapore which was largely limited to his place of work and his accommodation. He was quarantined after being identified as a close contact of previous cases in… Read full this story
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