Singapore closes Chinatown complex because of a large outbreak

Singapore closed the Chinatown complex because of a large outbreak - Photo 1.

Chinatown complex (Chinatown) in Singapore – Photo: CHANNEL NEWS ASIA

Of the above 550 community infections, 64 are residents living in dormitories. According to TV channel Channel News Asia, 145 of the new infections in Singapore are people over 60 years old. Singapore’s Ministry of Health also announced that it has identified two more large outbreaks.

The first outbreak was the Chinatown complex. With 44 new infections, the Chinatown complex has a total of 66 COVID-19 cases, including 58 stall owners and employees.

The other cluster is PCF Sparkletots Braddell Heights preschool. This school has had 22 infections, of which 3 new cases were recorded on September 11. Singapore’s Ministry of Health said the infections were among students in the same class and spread to their family members.

The number of new COVID-19 cases reported in Singapore on September 11 was slightly lower than the number of 568 cases reported the previous day (September 10).

According to information on the homepage of the Singapore Ministry of Health, nearly 80% of the population of this country has been fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

The daily vaccination rate here is also falling sharply, less than a quarter of what it was at its peak. Therefore, the Singapore Ministry of Health said that it will gradually reduce the mass vaccination centers, replacing them with mobile injection points, at medical facilities or at home for the elderly.

On September 11, the Strait Times reported that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Health of Singapore had launched two vaccination channels for Singaporeans returning from overseas at Changi Airport and Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal.

South Africa allows Pfizer injections for children 12 years and older

The South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (SAPHRA) has approved Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for use in children 12 years of age and older. Reuters news agency said the decision paved the way for South Africa to expand its COVID-19 vaccination program to adolescents.

On September 11, Reuters news agency quoted a statement from SAPHRA as saying that it had made the decision after considering safety and effectiveness information received in March this year.

After a rough start, the vaccination campaign in South Africa has picked up steam in recent months with a stronger vaccine supply.

However, only 12% of the country’s more than 60 million people have been vaccinated. This rate of South Africa is still much higher than many other countries in Africa.

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