Singapore reports 1,111 new cases, PM calls for perseverance of restrictions

Singapore reports 1,111 new cases, PM calls for perseverance of restrictions

Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Tuesday urged his citizens to "persevere" with the strict restrictions and help one another, as the city-state reported 1,111 new COVID-19 cases, a majority them foreign workers living in dormitories, taking the total infections in the country to 9,125.

A vast majority of the new cases are work permit holders residing in foreign worker dormitories, the Ministry of Health (MOH) said in a statement.

"This is an uncertain and worrying time for many of us, especially with a large number of cases in the migrant worker dorms. Our teams have been working hard to contain the spread of COVID-19 in the dorms, and look after the well-being of our migrant workers," Prime Minister Lee said.