Hougang Mall visited by COVID-19 case while infectious

One new location was added to the Ministry of Health’s list on Monday.

Sarah Chan

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Published: 4 May 2021, 11:02 AM

Hougang Mall was added into the list of public places visited by COVID-19 cases while they were still infectious by the Ministry of Health on Monday (May 3).

The mall was visited by a COVID-19 community case linked to the Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH) cluster on May 1, between 4.35pm and 5.20pm.

Those identified as close contacts of confirmed COVID-19 cases would have 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.

If you were at the locations during the specified timing, you should monitor your health closely for 14 days from your date of visit as a precautionary measure, MOH advised.

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 17 new COVID-19 cases reported on Monday, with 10 community cases.

Eight cases were linked to the Tan Tock Seng Hospital cluster, with five patients who had been warded in Ward 9D and three TTSH staff members having tested positive. This brings the total number of cases from the TTSH cluster to 35.

The remaining two cases were close contacts linked to the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority cluster, which has 11 cases now.

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