COVID-19 cases linked to bus interchanges rise to 504

There were 235 new local COVID-19 infections on Sep 6.

Khalisa Zulkiflee

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Published: 7 September 2021, 11:21 AM

The number of COVID-19 cases linked to the clusters at eight bus interchanges have risen to 504. 

Thirty new cases were added to the eight clusters, out of the 235 new local infections reported by the Ministry of Health (MOH) on Monday (Sep 6). 

There are now 161 cases at Toa Payoh Bus Interchange, 126 cases at Boon Lay Bus Interchange, 43 cases at Clementi Bus Interchange, 40 cases at Jurong East Bus Interchange, 37 cases at Punggol Bus Interchange, 37 cases at Tampines Bus Interchange, 32 cases at Bishan Bus Interchange and 28 cases at Sengkang Bus Interchange. 

Only the clusters at Punggol and Bishan had no new cases on Monday.. 

No new clusters were formed on Monday and the number of active clusters in Singapore stands at 53. 

Of the new local COVID-19 infections on Monday, 110 were unlinked, 91 were linked to previous cases and have already been placed on quarantine while 34 were detected through surveillance. 

There were six imported cases who were placed either on Stay-Home Notice or in isolation upon arrival in Singapore.

As of Sep 6, 81 per cent of Singapore’s population have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19. 

MOH also announced on Monday that Singapore will attempt to slow down the recent transmission rate of COVID-19 without going into another Heightened Alert phase. 

As part of the new measures, all individuals should limit their social gatherings to one a day, while social interactions at work are banned from Sep 8. 

“Non-essential social activities” should be reduced for the next two weeks as well.

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