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Confirmed COVID-19 cases had visited supermarkets in Bukit Panjang Plaza and Hillion Mall

Individuals who had been at those locations at the specified timings should monitor their health as a precautionary measure.

Nigel  Chin
Nigel Chin

Published: 28 May 2020, 2:56 PM

Two Fairprice supermarkets in shopping malls at Bukit Panjang were visited by COVID-19 patients during their infectious period, the Ministry of Health (MOH) announced on Wednesday (May 27).

The confirmed cases visited Bukit Panjang Plaza’s Fairprice Finest on May 24 between 12pm to 12.30pm, and Hillion Mall’s NTUC Fairprice on the same day between 12.30pm and 1pm.

Apart from those locations, MOH added that confirmed cases also visited a market and food centre at 505 Jurong West Street 52 on May 17, between 9am and 9.30am.

MOH also announced on Tuesday that confirmed cases had visited a wet market at Block 963 Jurong West Street 51 on May 24 between 6am and 8am, and the Fairprice Xtra outlet in Jurong Point on May 24 between 1pm to 2pm.

The ministry added in its news release that individuals who had been at those locations during the specified timings should monitor their health closely for 14 days from their date of visit as a precautionary measure.

“They should see a doctor promptly if they develop symptoms of acute respiratory infection (such as cough, sore throat and runny nose), as well as fever and loss of taste or smell, and inform the doctor of their exposure history.”

On Wednesday, authorities reported that there were 533 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore, including four cases in the community. A further 832 cases were discharged, bringing the total number of cases who have fully recovered from the infection to 17,276.

 


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