Selangor Journal
Medical personnel walk past migrant workers at a dormitory during the Covid-19 outbreak in Singapore, on April 27, 2020. — Picture by REUTERS

682 new Covid-19 cases add Singapore’s tally to 28,038

SINGAPORE, May 17 — Singapore has confirmed 682 new Covid-19 cases, with only four cases involved Singaporeans or permanent residents.

The preliminary data as at noon today brings the tally for the republic to 28,038.

The republic’s Ministry of Health (MOH), in a statement, attributed the vast majority of the cases to work permit holders residing in foreign worker dormitories.

The ministry said it was still working through the details of the cases and would provide an update later in the day.

Singapore has so far classified 1,306 as community cases, 580 as imported cases, 361 cases involving foreign workers staying outside dorms and 25,109 cases of foreign workers residing in dorms.

— Bernama

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