115 Bukit Merah View Market & Hawker Centre identified as COVID-19 cluster, all stalls closed till Jun 15
Those who visited shops at 115 and 116 Bukit Merah View between May 25 and Jun 12 are offered free COVID-19 testing.
A new cluster at 115 Bukit Merah View Market and Hawker Centre was identified by the Ministry of Health (MOH) on Sunday (Jun 13) after six COVID-19 cases were linked to it.
The four new cases include a 50-year-old Bangladeshi man who is a conservancy worker, a 72-year-old Singaporean man working at a sundry store, a 67-year-old woman and a 65-year-old man who are stall vendors that tested positive on Sunday.
All four are close contacts of a 74-year-old man who was tested positive on Jun 10. He works at a sundry store in the market.
An 82-year-old woman who regularly helps out at a sundry store also tested positive.
Following the outbreak, the market and food centre will be closed from Sunday (Jun 13) to Tuesday (Jun 15) for deep cleaning.
MOH also added that all staff and tenants who were working from May 25 will be tested in quarantine.
On Saturday (Jun 12), Tanjong Pagar GRC MP Joan Pereira said in a Facebook post that the Tanjong Pagar Town Council are putting up notices around the neighbourhood to inform residents of the closure.
They will inform stallholders at the market and hawker centre about the closure and assist them with any queries.
“We will also extend free COVID-19 testing to members of the public who had visited the shops at 115 and 116 Bukit Merah View between May 25 and Jun 12,” said MOH.