SINGAPORE, May 9 — A 32 year-old Indian national who has a travel history from Malaysia was among the 13 new imported cases of COVID-19 reported here Saturday, according to the republic’s Ministry of Health (MOH).
In its full data released late last night, MOH said he is a Short-Term Visit Pass holder is a sea crew.
Labelled as Case 62944, the man who is asymptomatic arrived onboard a vessel from Malaysia and was tested for COVID-19.
He had not disembarked except to go for COVID-19 testing, and was conveyed to the hospital when his result came back positive, said the ministry.
Meanwhile, a 27 year-old Malaysian man was among the seven new cases of locally transmitted COVID-19 infection reported here Saturday.
Labelled as Case 62938, the work permit holder works as a car groomer at BlackNano Pte Ltd, Bukit Batok Crescent.
“He does not typically interact with customers,” said the ministry, adding that he is a family member and household contact of four other reported cases.
The test result of the man who is asymptomatic came back positive on May 7 and his serology test result is negative.
The same man is linked to a Case 61822 cluster, a 23 year-old male Indian national who was confirmed to have COVID-19 infection on April 10.
As at noon yesterday, Singapore reported a total of 20 new cases bringing the total caseload to 61,331.
So far, there have been 10 COVID-19 clusters in the republic.