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Wednesday, 19 June 2024 8.06 PM IST

Singapore experiences fresh wave of Covid-19 as 25,900 cases reported in one week, public urged to wear masks

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SINGAPORE: There is another wave of intense Covid-19 wave in Singapore with the number of cases increasing to 25,900 between between May 5 and 11. Of these 13,700 cases were confirmed in the first week. Singapore's Health Minister Ong Ye Kung has urged the public to wear a mask in the wake of the spread of the virus.

“We are at the beginning part of the wave where it is steadily rising. “So, I would say the wave should peak in the next two to four weeks, which means between mid- and end of June," he said.

Ong said there are no plans for social restrictions for now, as COVID-19 is treated as an endemic disease in Singapore, and imposing additional measures would be a last resort.

There is also an increase in the number of people admitted to the hospital with Covid. 250 people were admitted to the hospital this week alone. Last week it was 181. The minister also said that if the cases double, the number of people admitted to the hospital will exceed 500, which may a put a burdem in the health sector of the country.

He urged people above 60 years of age and those with other serious diseases to be cautious and those who have not taken the Covid vaccine in the last 12 months to take an extra dose as a safety measure.

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