Singapore health authorities said an elderly man with no recent travel history to affected countries died on Saturday, marking the sixth fatality for the city-state, according to an emailed statement.
The nation’s Ministry of Health said the 88-year-old male permanent resident, who was admitted to intensive care on March 30, passed away after developing serious complications. The man had a history of heart and kidney disease.
On April 03, health authorities confirmed 65 new cases of Covid-19 infections, with a new cluster at the Singapore Cricket Club.
The government plans to shutter schools and most workplaces next week and has unveiled stricter measures intended as a “circuit breaker” to slow the spread.