WORLD Singapore reports 1,016 COVID-19 cases, raising total to 10,141


Singapore reports 1,016 COVID-19 cases, raising total to 10,141

By Lin Rui | People's Daily app

15:47, April 22, 2020

Bangkok (People's Daily) - Singapore reported 1,016 new coronavirus cases on Wednesday, bringing the total number of infections to 10,141, its Ministry of Health said.


Migrant workers are seen resting at balcony after lunch time at the dormitories that houses foreign workers and has been made into an isolation area to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus in Singapore on April 22, 2020. (Photo: AFP)

Most of the new cases were foreign workers. And fifteen cases were Singaporeans or permanent residents. 

839 patients have recovered from the infection. Twenty-seven patients are in critical condition, and 11 have died.

Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Tuesday said Singapore will extend its COVID-19 "circuit breaker" period by four weeks until June 1. Tighter measures, such as closing more workplaces and entry restrictions at popular markets, were also announced. 

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