Selangor Journal
People cross a street at the shopping district of Orchard Road as the city state reopens the economy, amid the Covid-19 outbreak, in Singapore, on June 19, 2020. — Picture by REUTERS

Covid-19 : 9-year old M’sian among 42 imported cases in S’pore

SINGAPORE, Jan 11 — Two Malaysians were among 42 imported cases of Covid-19 reported in Singapore today, with one involving a nine-year-old girl who arrived from Austria.

Labelled as Case 59,155, the dependant’s pass holder who was asymptomatic had her serological test result come back positive, said the republic’s Ministry of Health (MOH) in its full data released here yesterday night.

The second case involved a 35-year old Malaysian who is a work permit holder.

Labelled as Case 59,145, the ministry said the woman who was asymptomatic, arrived from Malaysia.

Meanwhile, two Singaporeans who returned from Malaysia also tested positive for Covid-19.

As of noon Sunday, the republic reported a total of 42 new cases – all imported – bringing the total number of cases to date to 58,907.

The ministry said 40 of the cases were asymptomatic, and detected through proactive screening and surveillance.

All those detected positive were either placed on Stay-Home Notice (SHN) or isolated upon arrival in Singapore.

— Bernama

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