COVID-19: Four more foreign worker dorms declared isolated areas; total at 25

Jurong Penjuru Dormitory 2 is declared an isolation area by MOM. (PHOTO: Screenshot/Google Maps)

SINGAPORE — Four more foreign worker dormitories – Tuas South Dormitory, Jurong Penjuru Dormitory 2, CDPL Tuas Dormitory and 21B Senoko Loop – have been declared as isolation areas starting from Friday (24 April), in a bid to stop the spread of COVID-19 at the locations.

This brings the total number of isolation areas declared by the Singapore government to 25. All are foreign worker dormitories.

In an online notice on the Government Gazette on Thursday night, the Ministry of Health (MOH) said that it has isolated five blocks in Tuas South Dormitory at Tuas South Street 12; four blocks in Jurong Penjuru Dormitory 2 at Penjuru Place; eight blocks in CDPL Tuas Dormitory at Tuas South Street 15; and two blocks at 21B Senoko Loop.

Workers residing there must not leave their rooms for 14 days.

As on Thursday noon, there were 83 confirmed cases of COVID-19 infection at Tuas South Dormitory, 153 cases at Jurong Penjuru Dormitory 2, 45 cases at CDPL Tuas Dormitory and 136 cases at 21B Senoko Loop.

Tuas South Dormitory is declared an isolation area by MOM. (PHOTO: Screenshot/Google Maps)

The other 21 isolated dormitories are the S11 Dormitory@Punggol, Westlite Toh Guan Dormitory, Toh Guan Dormitory, Sungei Tengah Lodge, Tampines Dormitory, Cochrane Lodge I, Cochrane Lodge II, Acacia Lodge, Mandai Lodge, Shaw Lodge Dormitory, North Coast Lodge, Tuas View Dormitory, Kranji Lodge 1, Westlite Mandai Dormitory, PPT Lodge 1A, Jurong Penjuru Dormitory 1, Avery Lodge, Cassia@Penjuru, 31 Sungei Kadut Avenue, Homestay Lodge and Changi Lodge.

Some 45 clusters linked to foreign worker dorms have been identified thus far, including Singapore’s largest cluster of 2,234 cases linked to S11 Dormitory@Punggol, followed by Sungei Tengah Lodge linked to 752 cases, and Tuas View Dormitory linked to 704 cases.

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