Food stall at Telok Blangah Food Centre and VivoCity among locations visited by COVID-19 cases

Eleven locations were added to the Ministry of Health’s list on Monday.

Sarah Chan

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Published: 15 June 2021, 12:01 PM

Eleven locations, including a food stall at Telok Blangah Food Centre and VivoCity, were added to the list of public places visited by COVID-19 cases while they were infectious by the Ministry of Health on Monday (Jun 14).

115 Bukit Merah View Market & Hawker Centre, which was previously identified as a new COVID-19 cluster, was also visited on multiple occasions between Jun 6 and Jun 12.

Other locations include a hair salon at Tampines Street 21, Queenstown Community Centre, ION Orchard and supermarkets at Chin Swee Road and Oasis Terraces.

The details for the locations are:

  1. Hair Flare at 201B Tampines Street 21 on Jun 1, 4.20pm to 6.10pm
  2. Sheng Siong Supermarket at 52 Chin Swee Road on Jun 2, 9.15pm to 9.50pm
  3. NTUC FairPrice at Oasis Terraces on Jun 3, 6.45pm to 7.35pm
  4. 115 Bukit Merah View Market & Hawker Centre on Jun 6, 9.30am to 2.30pm, 5pm to 7.45pm; Jun 7, 9am to 10am; Jun 9 to Jun 11, 6am to 3pm; Jun 10 to Jun 11, 9am to 2pm; Jun 10, 9.30am to 2.30pm, 5pm to 9pm; Jun 11, 9.30am to 2.30pm, 5pm to 9pm; Jun 12, 9.30am to 2.30pm
  5. Queenstown Community Centre on Jun 6, 7.55pm to 8.45pm
  6. POSB Tiong Bahru Branch at 302 Tiong Bahru Road on Jun 8, 10am to 12pm
  7. ION Orchard on Jun 8, 1.25pm to 2.25pm
  8. Excelsior Shopping Centre on Jun 8, 3.05pm to 3.55pm
  9. Al-barakah Food Corner at Telok Blangah Food Centre on Jun 10, 10am to 7.30pm; Jun 11, 10am to 7.30pm; Jun 12, 10am to 7.30pm
  10. Swarovski at VivoCity on Jun 12, 7pm to 7.40pm
  11. VivoCity on Jun 12, 7pm to 7.45pm

The list of places exclude residences, healthcare facilities and public transport.

Those identified as close contacts of confirmed COVID-19 cases would have already been notified by MOH.

The list is updated by MOH on a rolling 14-day basis, or one incubation period, and as epidemiological investigations progress.

Individuals who were at those locations during the specified timings should monitor their health closely for 14 days from the date of their visit. They should see a doctor 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.

There is no need to avoid places where confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been as the National Environment Agency will engage the management of the affected premises to provide guidance on cleaning and disinfection.

There were 18 new COVID-19 community cases reported on Monday (Jun 14).

Among the new cases, 10 were linked to the cluster at 115 Bukit Merah View Market & Food Centre. They include an ITE College Central student, food stall vendors as well as a hawker at Telok Blangah Drive Food Centre.

There are currently 16 confirmed cases linked to the cluster. The market has been closed from Jun 13 to Jun 15 to facilitate deep cleaning.

Six community cases were linked to a cluster involving a male engineer who works at Ecoxplore.

One case was also reported from a migrant workers’ dormitory. The 26-year-old Indian man who works as an electrician at GT ENGRG was a close contact of the male engineer.

A 79-year-old Singaporean man who is a cleaner at 375 and 376 Clementi Avenue 4 was the only unlinked case reported on Monday.

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