Singapore has been hit by a rapid increase of Covid 19 cases outbreak at Changi Airport. Forty-six cases have been recorded there as of yesterday May 13th 2021, exceeding the number of infections at the Tan Tock Seng Hospital in Singapore, where 44 people including healthcare workers and patients have taken ill.
Changi Airport and two passenger terminals have been closed to everyone except essential staff and ticketed travelers until May 26, according to an airport advisory. All airport staff and those who have visited the area in the last two weeks are to get tested. Nearly 20 more cases involving cleaners and Terminal 3 visitors at the airport were reported yesterday. The outbreak ignited after a 88-year-old cleaner working there tested positive last week.
Singapore also announced yesterday that visitors who recently traveled to Vietnam will have to serve 21 days of quarantine at dedicated facilities amid a surge of cases from that nation. Singapore recorded 34 cases yesterday and has totaled 61,453 cases and 31 deaths since the outbreak began.