Clementi, Whampoa markets and MBS Casino identified as COVID-19 cluster, closed till Aug 5
Members of the public who have visited any of the three places from Jul 7 to Jul 21 are offered free COVID-19 testing.
Two new COVID-19 clusters have been identified at markets in Clementi and Whampoa, as well as at the Marina Bay Sands Casino, said the Ministry of Health (MOH) on Wednesday (Jul 21) night.
The Clementi 448 Market and Food Centre has 22 cases linked to it, while 12 cases were detected at the Whampoa Drive Market.
Both markets had been identified as part of the 35 markets and food centres linked to the Jurong Fishery Port cluster by the MOH on Tuesday. The Clementi and Whampoa markets will be closed for two weeks from Jul 22 to Aug 5 for deep cleaning and to break the chain of transmission.
There are now 454 cases linked to the Jurong Fishery Port/Hong Lim Market & Food Centre cluster, making it Singapore’s largest active cluster.
Free COVID-19 testing will be extended to people who visited Clementi 448 Market and Food Centre and Haig Road Market & Food Centre between Jul 7 and Jul 21.
To help better identify COVID-19 cases and prevent further transmission, MOH is working with the People’s Association to distribute antigen rapid test (ART) self-test kits to people who visited selected markets and food centres in the last two weeks.
The collection will run on Jul 22 and Jul 23 at residents’ committee centres near Whampoa Drive Market and 726 West Coast Market.
Similarly, the Marina Bay Sands Casino has been identified as a cluster on Jul 22 with a total of 11 cases so far.
MOH said that it is investigating infections among individuals who worked in or visited the casino as epidemiological investigations revealed that there is likely ongoing COVID-19 transmission.
To break the chain of transmission and deep cleaning of the premises, the Marina Bay Sands Casino will also be closed to all members of the public from Thursday Jul 22 to Aug 5.
There will be special testing operations for all staff members of the casino and free COVID-19 testing is extended to members of the public who had visited Marina Bay Sands Casino between Jul 7 and Jul 21.
There were 179 local COVID-19 cases reported on Wednesday.
MOH has also updated the list of markets and food centres linked to the Jurong Fishery Port cluster.
Markets and food centres with three or more COVID-19 cases:
- Boon Lay Place Market and Food Village
- Bukit Panjang Wet Market
- 353 Clementi Market
- Geylang Serai Market
- Taman Jurong Market
- Teban Garden Market
- 726 West Coast Market
Markets and food centres with fewer than three cases:
- Admiralty Wet Market
- Albert Centre Market and Food Centre
- Amoy Street Food Centre
- Ang Mo Kio Central Market and Food Centre
- Bangkit Market
- 216 Bedok Food Centre and Market
- 630 Bedok Reservoir Road Market and Food Centre
8. Bukit Panjang Wet Market
- Bukit Timah Wet Market
- Cheng San Market and Cooked Food Centre
- Geylang Bahru Market
- Jurong Central Plaza
- 497 Jurong West Street 41 Market
- 505 Jurong West Street 52 Market
- Kim Keat Palm Market and Food Centre
- Mayflower Wet Market and Food Centre
- Mei Ling Market and Food Centre
- Redhill Market
- 118 Rivervale Drive Market
- Shunfu Mart
- Teck Ghee Market and Food Centre
- 146 Teck Whye Avenue Market
- Tekka Centre
- Telok Blangah Crescent Block 11
- Tiong Bahru Market
- 58 New Upper Changi Road Market and Food Centre
- 622 Yew Tee Market
- Yuhua Market and Hawker Centre