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A visitor, wearing a protective facemask amid fears about the spread of the Covid-19 novel coronavirus, walks along Merlion Park in Singapore on February 17, 2020. (AFP)
A visitor, wearing a protective facemask amid fears about the spread of the Covid-19 novel coronavirus, walks along Merlion Park in Singapore on February 17, 2020. (AFP)

SINGAPORE: Singapore’s Ministry of Health (MOH) today confirmed and verified three more cases of Covid-19 infection in the republic.

One of the new cases is a 32-year-old male Singaporean who was among the group evacuated from Wuhan on Feb 9.

In a statement here, MOH said he was without symptoms when he boarded the flight and was put under quarantine upon landing in Singapore.

He was confirmed to have Covid-19 on Feb 21.

He is currently warded in an isolation room at the National Centre for Infectious Diseases (NCID), it said.

He is linked to a one-year-old male who was among the group of Singaporeans who were evacuated from Wuhan on the same day.

The infant was confirmed to have Covid-19 on Feb 16.

To date, a total of 49 cases have fully recovered from the infection and have been discharged from hospital.

Of the 40 confirmed cases who are still in hospital, MOH said most are stable or improving while five are in critical condition in the intensive care unit.

At noon today, MOH said it has identified 2,734 close contacts who have been quarantined.

Of these, 1,101 are currently quarantined, and 1,633 have completed their quarantine, it said. – BERNAMA

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