COVID-19: Two more foreign worker dorms declared isolation areas; total at 21

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Chang Lodge 2, which has been declared an isolation area to curb the spread of COVID-19. (PHOTO: Screenshot/Google Maps)
Chang Lodge 2, which has been declared an isolation area to curb the spread of COVID-19. (PHOTO: Screenshot/Google Maps)

SINGAPORE — Two more foreign worker dormitories – Homestay Lodge and Changi Lodge 2 – have been declared as isolation areas starting from Thursday (23 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 21. All are foreign worker dormitories.

In an online notice on the Government Gazette on Wednesday night, the Ministry of Health (MOH) said that seven blocks in Homestay Lodge at Kaki Bukit Avenue 3, as well as four blocks in Chang Lodge 2 at Tanah Merah Coast Road, have been isolated.

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

As on Wednesday noon, there were 67 confirmed cases of COVID-19 infection at Homestay Lodge, and 211 cases at Changi Lodge 2.

Homestay Lodge, which has been declared an isolation area to curb the spread of COVID-19. (PHOTO: Screenshot/Google Maps)
Homestay Lodge, which has been declared an isolation area to curb the spread of COVID-19. (PHOTO: Screenshot/Google Maps)

The other 19 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 and 31 Sungei Kadut Avenue.

Around 40 clusters linked to foreign worker dorms have been identified thus far, including Singapore’s largest cluster of 2,211 cases linked to S11 Dormitory@Punggol, followed by Sungei Tengah Lodge linked to 684 cases.

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