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Singapore surpassed 10,000 infections

The Ministry of Health of Singapore on April 22 reported 1,016 new cases of Covid-19, bringing the total number of cases in the island nation to 10,141.

Singapore continues to record 1,016 positive cases of SARS-CoV-2 virus today, bringing the total number of infections in the country to more than 10,000 cases. The majority of infected patients are migrant workers. Only 15 cases of Covid-19 were found among Singaporean community and permanent residents.

In the past week, the number of infections in Singapore has skyrocketed when an outbreak in the housing complex for foreign migrant workers in the country. These are apartments with tight space, poor living conditions and lots of people living in the same room. Therefore, the number of infections among migrant workers has increased.

Migrant workers working in Singapore are being told not to move and they are starting to be spaced out at facilities arranged by the country's government as a move to prevent the spread of the disease.

Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong also yesterday announced an extension of the social order to extend social security in the country for four more weeks and also affirmed his responsibility to foreign migrant workers to work here. Most of the migrant workers in Singapore work in construction and services and about 320,000 people are mostly from South Asian countries.

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