Singapore to start of phase two of easing coronavirus restrictions.
Singapore Health Ministry said “Our current testing strategy is focused on active case finding among the community and active surveillance testing amongst targeted groups who are more vulnerable or have a higher risk of exposure to COVID-19. We have plans to increase capacity to 40,000 tests daily”.
Starting next week, those aged 45 and above who are diagnosed with acute respiratory infection (ARI) will be tested for COVID-19, the Ministry of Health (MOH) said.
This is part of the ministry’s plan to expand its testing strategy as the economy reopens, with the aim of eventually testing all patients who are diagnosed with acute respiratory infection.
Singapore reported 142 new COVID-19 cases on Friday.