COVID-19: Tampines Dormitory fifth foreign worker dorm to be declared isolation area

Tampines dormitory. Video still.

SINGAPORE – Tampines Dormitory was declared an isolation area by the Ministry of Health (MOH) from 11.59pm on Thursday (9 April).

In a notice on the Government Gazette on Thursday night, MOH made the declaration under the Infectious Diseases Act to prevent the spread or possible outbreak of COVID-19.

Located at 2 Tampines Place, it is the fifth foreign worker dormitory to be gazetted as such. There are now 38 cases there. The dorm can house over 4,000 workers.

The other four are S11 Dormitory @ Punggol, which is the largest cluster here to date with 160 cases, Westlite Toh Guan Dormitory, Toh Guan Dormitory and Sungei Tengah Lodge. Workers residing in these dorms must not leave their rooms for 14 days.

Other dorms that have been identified as active virus clusters include Tampines Dormitory, Kranji Lodge, a dormitory at 55 Sungei Kadut Loop as well as Cochrane Lodge I and II.

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