COVID-19: Mandai Lodge is 9th foreign worker dorm gazetted as isolated area

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Mandai Lodge at 460 Mandai Road is the ninth foreign workers dormitory to be declared an isolated area during the COVID-19 pandemic. (PHOTO: Screenshot/Google Maps)
Mandai Lodge at 460 Mandai Road is the ninth foreign workers dormitory to be declared an isolated area during the COVID-19 pandemic. (PHOTO: Screenshot/Google Maps)

SINGAPORE — The Ministry of Health (MOH) has gazetted Mandai Lodge as the ninth foreign worker dormitory to be an isolation area in a bid to curb the spread of COVID-19.

As of Wednesday (15 April) noon, there are six COVID-19 cases linked to the dorm.

In an online notice on the Government Gazette on Wednesday night, the MOH said that the dormitory’s premises at 460 Mandai Road will be isolated from Thursday under the Infectious Diseases Act.

This means that workers residing there must not leave their rooms for 14 days.

The other eight isolated dorms are the S11 Dormitory@Punggol, Westlite Toh Guan Dormitory, Toh Guan Dormitory, Sungei Tengah Lodge, Tampines Dormitory, Cochrane Lodge I, Cochrane Lodge II and Acacia Lodge.

So far, 17 out of the 43 purpose-built dormitories here have been reported as virus clusters, with several other clusters linked to factory-converted dormitories. In total, at least 23 dormitories have been identified as clusters.

The largest of its kind is at S11 Dormitory@Punggol, which is linked to 797 cases.

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