Report a Surge in Positive Cases, Singapore Faces Second Wave of Coronavirus Covid-19
Early accepting the Corona case, Singapore was considered successful in suppressing the spread of the Coronavirus COVID-19. The first wave in the country can be very well handled by the Singapore government. But now Singapore is reported to have to face a second wave because of a drastic increase in cases.
On Sunday (04/12/2020) Singapore recorded the biggest surge in cases in one day with a total of 120 positive confirmed cases. Total cases jumped up to 50 percent in just one week.
“We have controlled the plague. But seeing the trend, I am worried that if we do not take further steps, the situation will gradually deteriorate,” Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said in a speech, quoted from News.com.au.
Previously the first wave of the majority of Singapore cases came from tourists who were declared infected while traveling abroad. But this time 116 cases have been infected with the Corona virus by ‘local transmission’ without any connection with other victims.
Because of this second wave, the Singapore government made a number of policies starting from, citizens who want to enter the country must seek approval even though he is a long time resident in Singapore. Residents are asked to stay at home and not get along with people outside the house even though their own neighbors.
Going outside is only limited to buying groceries, and must be taken home. Schools, universities, to businesses that are not important will be closed.
So far there have been 2,532 positive cases of the Corona virus in Singapore with 8 dead. 560 of them were declared cured.