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11 more Westlite Woodlands dorm residents test positive for Covid-19 after initial case detected

SINGAPORE — Another 11 dormitory residents from Westlite Woodlands have tested positive for Covid-19, including 10 who have recovered from the disease, the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) said in a statement late on Wednesday (April 21). This comes after a 35-year-old Bangladeshi migrant worker staying at the dormitory tested positive on Monday as part of rostered routine testing. The Ministry of Health (MOH) had said on Tuesday that the worker, a work permit holder who works as a construction supervisor at Prosper Environmental Engineering, was a locally transmitted infection with no links to previous cases. He had already completed his vaccination on April 13. After the authorities isolated and quarantined his close contacts at the dormitory and workplace, one of his roommates was found to be positive at a dedicated quarantine facility. As a precautionary measure, Covid-19 tests were conducted on all residents at the dormitory, MOM said. “To date, 10 recovered workers were found to be Covid-19 positive. These cases were immediately isolated and conveyed to the National Centre for Infectious Diseases to investigate for possible re-infection.” “MOM and MOH are currently investigating the cases and more information will be shared in due course.” TODAY has sought comment from the dormitory’s operators.


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