Assessing the risk of Covid-19 reinfections in dormitories in Singapore

Cases of reinfection are not unheard of, though the immunity of recovered patients could last for months.
Cases of reinfection are not unheard of, though the immunity of recovered patients could last for months.ST PHOTO: DESMOND FOO

SINGAPORE - While it is the number of Covid-19 cases in the community that has been going up in recent weeks, the risk of clusters being formed in migrant worker dormitories has remained, as apparent when a group of Westlite Woodlands dormitory residents tested positive last month.

On April 19, a 35-year-old Bangladeshi construction supervisor was found to have been infected, and two days later, so was a roommate of his.

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