COVID-19: Kranji Lodge 1 becomes 13th dorm to be declared isolation area

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Kranji Lodge 1 (PHOTO: Screenshot/Google Maps)
Kranji Lodge 1 (PHOTO: Screenshot/Google Maps)

SINGAPORE — The Ministry of Health (MOH) has gazetted Kranji Lodge 1 at 12 Kranji Road to be an isolation area in a bid to curb the spread of COVID-19.

In an online notice on the Government Gazette on Friday night, the MOH said that 14 blocks at the dormitory, including its administrative block, will be isolated from Saturday under the Infectious Diseases Act. Workers residing there must not leave their rooms for 14 days.

As of Friday (17 April) noon, there are 41 confirmed cases of COVID-19 infection at Kranji Lodge 1.

This brings the total of isolation areas due to COVID-19 infection to 13. All of them are foreign worker dormitories.

The other 12 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 and Tuas View Dormitory.

At least 29 clusters linked to foreign worker dormitories have been identified thus far, including the largest cluster of 1,123 cases linked to S11 Dormitory@Punggol.

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