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5 new COVID-19 locally transmitted cases in Singapore, all linked to previous infections

Adam Layaan Kurik Riza

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Singapore has reported five new locally transmitted COVID-19 cases as of this afternoon, all of whom were linked to previous cases. 

Four cases had already been placed in quarantine and one was detected through surveillance, said the Ministry of Health (MOH). 

There were also five imported cases, all of whom had been placed on stay-home notice or isolated upon arrival in Singapore. 

Of these, four were detected upon arrival, while one developed illness during the stay-home notice or isolation period.

In all, Singapore reported 10 new COVID-19 today

Details of the new cases will be released tonight, said MOH. 

MOH said on Monday that it concluded COVID-19 testing at 105 Henderson Crescent on Jun 25, involving 591 residents and visitors.

Of these, 584 people were found to be negative, while seven tested positives for COVID-19. 

COVID-19 testing also concluded at 66 Eng Watt Street on Jun 27. All 145 residents and visitors tested were found to be negative for COVID-19.

As of today, Singapore has reported a total of 62,563 cases and 36 fatalities from the disease.

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Police to take measures against Anti- Vaccine Campaigners.

Ahmed Thahir

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Police have informed that they would be investigating and taking necessary measures against those who are campaigning against vaccinating on the social media.

Recently several anti-vaxxers centered twitter and Facebook pages and communities have resurfaced. Government has blocked many such pages and including a website made for the purpose of campaigning against vaccination.

Government has also inaugurated a vaccination campaign aiming to inoculate 90% of the eligible population by the end of this month. However, during the week, a huge forum was made via the social media platform clubhouse to protest against vaccinating the public.

Police have informed the media that they have brought notice of several anti-vaccine campaigns and they would be investigating such cases.

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Government to exert strict measures to speed up COVID-19 vaccination program.

Ahmed Thahir

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Discussions were held among the respective government authorities to speed up the COVID-19 vaccination Program as concerns are raised over the slow progress of the vaccination and a concerning number of eligible citizens still not receiving their dose of the vaccine.

It is being discussed to forbid access to government services to those who haven’t received two doses of the vaccine. Travel arrangements and other public services may also be inaccessible to the unvaccinated residents.

According to information received by Maldives Media Network, a deadline for all government workers to be vaccinated is soon to be informed. Once announced, any unvaccinated employee would not be allowed to attend work. President Ibrahim Solih has urged all government employees to get fully inoculated.

Minister of Education Aishath Ali has also informed all teachers and parents who have not completed two dozes of vaccines that they would not be allowed into the premises of schools starting from 1st of September.

Although Maldives have received a sufficient stock of Vaccine for the entire eligible population, about half of the population has still not completed the two dozes of vaccines.  Moreover, more than hundred thousand from the eligible population have not received a single doze of the vaccine.

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President Solih declares New Normal State in Maldives after 513 days of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Ahmed Thahir

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Speaking at the cabinet meeting President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih informed that Maldives have surpassed the most dangerous days of COVID-19 situation and currently the country is at the “new normal” state. This would be the 153rd day of the state of the public health emergency in the country.

In December 2020, speaking to the local news channel, Rajje TV, President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih have said that there is hope of reaching to a solution in the fight against the COVID-19 situation soon.   Last year high ranking officials of the government celebrated the end of the COVID-19 pandemic prior to the advent of the second wave of COVID-19 in Maldives.

Discussions were made in the cabinet meeting regarding the measures against the ongoing pandemic and the enforcement of the vaccination program.

Records show an amount of more than 100,000 eligible citizens that are not fully vaccinated yet and more than 40,000 people have not got their first doze of the vaccine thus far.

Last May was recorded as the period of the worst COVID-19 situation in the nation. Almost 40000 positive cases was recorded in May and the death toll for stood at  over 100. Thousands of patients of positive cases was admitted for care.

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