A Singapore casino worker with the Resort World Sentosa (RWS) casino has been found to be infected. The 35-year-old Malaysian with Singapore permanent residency lives in Malaysia Johor Bahru, and he was coughing while he worked between Feb 5 and Feb 9.
The Malaysian did not see a doctor until Sunday (Feb 9), where he was immediately isolated. This allowed him to spread the virus at his workplace and on his daily commute via public transport between Woodlands and Sentosa.
The Ministry of Health also announced another new case today, a Bangladesh national on work permit. He was infected from his colleague, who worked at Seletar Aerospace Heights.
There are now a total of 47 confirmed cases. The government quarantined 989 close contacts, while 32 are missing.
Local transmission in Singapore are now widespread, with identified clusters including a church in Paya Lebar, Singapore’s Grand Hyatt Hotel and a Chinese herbal shop in Lavender.
The Singapore government however still advises the public not to wear a mask. Minister Chan Chun Sing insists there is no shortage of face masks.