May 13 2021 Singapore’s Minister of Social and Family Development and Second Minister of Health Ma Shangao called on people to celebrate Eid al-Fitr at home to avoid further spread of the coronavirus in the community as a result of the holiday party.
During Eid al-Fitr, many people plan to visit others or engage in outdoor activities over the weekend, Ma said. However, in view of the current situation of the pandemic, people should try to communicate through online platforms, if it is necessary to go out, it is necessary to strictly adhere to security management measures.
‘Singapore is at a critical stage of the outbreak and community cases are likely to increase or decrease in the coming weeks, ‘ Mr. Ma said, citing a ministerial statement issued by the joint anti-pandemic team leader, Huang Yicai, in parliament. “Given the continued increase in the number of unrelated cases and the expansion of the infection population, the situation is particularly worrying.” He called on all citizens to take responsibility and continue to protect the safety of their families and Singapore.
Singapore’s Ministry of Health announced on the 13th, Singapore’s new 24 new cases of locally confirmed pneumonia in a single day, the highest number of new cases in a single day since July 11 last year. Of the 18 community-related cases, 17 were linked to the Singapore Changi Airport infection group and 6 were community-unrelated cases.
Infectious disease experts say the outbreak is likely to spread further as community-free cases increase rapidly and new infections continue to emerge. People should reduce social activities and seek immediate medical attention if they are unwell.