Singapore Faces New COVID-19 Surge, Min Urges People to Wear Masks

Singapore is facing a new wave of COVID-19 infections. From May 5 to 11, the health authorities in Singapore recorded more than 25,900 COVID-19.

The Singapore Health Minister Ong Ye Kung on Saturday advised citizens to start wearing masks again.

“We are at the beginning part of the wave where it is steadily rising. So, I would say the wave should peak in the next two to four weeks, which means between mid- and end of June,” The Straits Times newspaper quoted the minister as saying.

The Ministry of Health (MOH) of Singapore estimated number of COVID-19 cases in the week of May 5 to 11 rose to 25,900 cases, compared with 13,700 cases in the previous week.

Ong also urged people aged 60 years and above, medically vulnerable individuals and residents of aged care facilities, to get an additional dose of the COVID-19 vaccine if they have not done so in the past year.


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