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Confirmed COVID-19 cases in community had visited Jurong Point

You will need to monitor your health closely for 14 days if you visited the mall during the same period as the confirmed cases.

Nigel Chin

Published: 26 May 2020, 10:07 PM

If you have been to Jurong Point’s NTUC Fairprice or Japanese Food Street, you will need to monitor your health closely for the next 14 days.

The Ministry of Health (MOH) said in a news release on Monday (May 25) that confirmed COVID-19 cases in the community had been to those places for more than 30 minutes.

They had been at the supermarket in the mall on May 20 between 4.30pm and 6pm, and the food street on May 21 between 5.45pm and 6.15pm. Confirmed cases were also at the mall in Jurong West between 5.30pm and 6.30pm on May 21.

The ministry did not reveal the number of confirmed cases who had been at the location.

“As a precautionary measure, persons who had been at these locations during the specified timings should monitor their health closely for 14 days from their date of visit. 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,” said MOH.

Those who had been identified as close contacts of confirmed cases would already have been notified by MOH.

Six new community cases were reported on Monday. There are currently 607 confirmed cases in the hospital, with eight in critical condition in the intensive care unit. A further 15,592 are isolated and cared for at community facilities.

As of Monday, 15,738 have fully recovered from the infection and have been discharged from hospitals or community care facilities.

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