Singapore has seen a spike in the number of newly reported cases in recent days as the virus spread, creating several growing clusters that led to the quarantine of almost 20,000 resident workers last week.
As of noon local time on April 11, there were 191 new cases of infections, of which 52 were linked to known clusters and 20 were related to other patients. There have been 2,299 total cases and among them, 528 people have made full recoveries and have been released from hospitals and community isolation centers. Another person died from Covid-19, bringing the total death toll in the city-state to eight.
Singapore stepped up measures recently to slow down the spread by temporarily closing schools as well as most workplaces. Stricter enforcement of safe distancing rules has also been put in place.