Singapore saw another new high in confirmed cases today, with 17 new cases being reported. The Ministry of Health claimed 11 are imported cases, but provided no evidence to back this claim.
The remaining 4 are linked with existing cases and 2 are randomly infected on Singapore streets. The total tally today is 243, and 13 are in critical condition requiring oxygen support.
No details of the 17 new cases are reported, as the Singapore government covered up flight number information of the imported cases, and the movements of all the infected.
The Singapore government reacted to the spike in imported cases with a new border control, requiring all arrivals from ASEAN countries, Japan, Switzerland or the UK to serve a 14-day stay-home notice. This is on top of existing bans for France, Italy, Germany, Spain, South Korea and China arrivals.
PAP minister Lawrence Wong claimed that foreigners are flocking into Singapore to seek treatment but admitted that local hospital resources are now buckling under pressure:
“Some people have travelled to Singapore with the specific purpose of seeking medical care. It is very hard for us to cope with this additional demand.”