Public urged to stay home in light of recent surge in community cases

There were 24 new community COVID-19 cases reported on May 13.

Khalisa Zulkiflee

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Published: 14 May 2021, 2:13 PM

Minister for Family and Social Services Masagos Zulkifli on Thursday (May 13) urged the public to reconsider their plans this weekend considering the rise of COVID-19 community cases. 

On Thursday, a new daily high of 24 COVID-19 community cases was reported. It was the highest number of daily cases since July 2020. There are two clusters – the Changi Airport and the Tan Tock Seng Hospital – with over 40 cases each. 

In a Facebook post, Mr Masagos emphasised for the general public to stay home and go out only if necessary, as well as to connect with each other via online platforms. 

He said that this is worrying as it is taking place during a festive period. 

He also included Minister Lawrence Wong’s Parliament sharing in his post, stating that the community cases can go either way over the next few weeks. 

“It is up to us – whether we cooperate so that we control the increasing cases or clusters or we will end up with another round of circuit breaker given the highly infectious nature of the virus,” added Mr Masagos. 

He ended his post saying, “Let us all play our part diligently and continue to keep our family, and Singapore safe.”

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