Frenchman who flew to Singapore to visit fiancee among 2 new Covid-19 imported cases

MOH reported two new Covid-19 cases, which were both imported, on Nov 14, 2020.
MOH reported two new Covid-19 cases, which were both imported, on Nov 14, 2020.ST PHOTO: ALPHONSUS CHERN

SINGAPORE - There were two new coronavirus cases confirmed on Saturday (Nov 14), taking Singapore's total to 58,116.

Both were imported cases who had been placed on stay-home notices on arrival in Singapore, said the Ministry of Health (MOH).

One of them is a 41-year-old female Indonesian work permit holder, and the other a 35-year-old male French short-term visit pass holder.

The woman had arrived here from Indonesia, while the man had flown here from France to visit his fiancee.

Both cases were asymptomatic, and tested positive while serving their stay-home notice.

This is the fourth day in a row where there were no new community cases and none from workers’ dormitories.

The two new cases take Singapore’s total to 58,116.

The number of new cases in the community has remained low, with one case in the past week, which is unlinked, the ministry added. 

With 11 new cases discharged, 58,004 patients have fully recovered from the disease. 

A total of 47 patients remain in hospital, with none in the intensive care unit, while 22 are recuperating in community facilities. 

Singapore has had 28 deaths from Covid-19 complications, while 15 who tested positive have died of other causes.

Globally, the virus outbreak, which began in December last year, has infected more than 52.7 million people. More than 1.2 million people have died.