Given the rising Kovid-19 infection in Singapore, the Ministry of Health has appealed to the people to stay in their homes. A total of 88 new cases of infection were reported on Sunday, which is the highest daily infection figure since last August. The ministry has appealed to the elderly, especially those who have not yet been vaccinated, to stay at home during the next few weeks.
Emphasis on vaccination of the elderly
About 73 percent of Singapore's population of 5.7 million have received the first dose of the Kovid-19 vaccine, but the country's government is pushing for maximum vaccination of the elderly. Within a week of the easing of COVID-19 restrictions, there is a resurgence in the number of infections. Due to which there is an apprehension that some strict rules may be imposed again regarding social gatherings. However, specific restrictions do not apply to people who have been vaccinated.
Given the increasing cases of infection, the authorities closed the fish markets located in the cities on Sunday. Because in the past, Covid-19 infection was confirmed in many fishermen. Although Singapore's daily case surge is much lower than that of many other neighboring countries, the surge in infection cases still signals a threat to the country's economy. The Health Ministry stated on Sunday saying that the chain of infection in the middle of society is a matter of concern. Due to this, there is always a possibility of spreading the virus on a large scale.
A total of 243 patients were admitted to hospitals
Significantly, given the rate of vaccination in the country, the government is not considering imposing any special restrictions. Along with this, in the future, it has been said to take some kind of decision given the situation of the virus and the seriousness of the patients. According to the data, at present, a total of 243 patients infected with Covid-19 are admitted to hospitals. Of whom the condition of five is critical, they are being given oxygen sport.