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JEM, Westgate, Junction 8 among places visited by COVID-19 cases

30 locations were added onto the list of places visited by COVID-19 cases while infectious on Sunday.

Shannon Kuan

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Published: 17 May 2021, 1:08 PM

Thirty locations, including JEM and Westgate, were added to the list of places visited by COVID-19 cases while in their infectious period on Sunday (May 16).

There were 10 malls added to the list by the Ministry of Health (MOH). The malls are JEM, Westgate, Tampines 1, Parkway Centre, White Sands, Changi City Point, Junction 8, Market Square @ Downtown East, Bedok Mall and Rivervale Plaza.

Other locations include the Kimly Coffeeshop in Pasir Ris,  the popular Old Airport Road Food Centre & Shopping Mall, as well as supermarkets at 19 Serangoon North Avenue 5 and Yuhua Place. 

The details for the locations are: 

  1. iSteaks at Tampines 1 on May 5, 12.30pm to 1.45pm
  2. 201 Coffee Shop at 201 Tampines Street 21 on May 7, 1.30pm to 2.30pm
  3. Oriental Hair Solutions at Tampines 1 on May 8, 4.25pm to 5.45pm
  4. CMA Mental Arithmetic Centre (Marine Parade) at Parkway Centre on May 9, 10.10am to 11.15am
  5. Koufu at White Sands on May 9, 10.15am to 10.45am
  6. Twin Elite Unisex Hairdressing Salon at 13 Old Airport Road on May 9, 11.45am to 12.15pm
  7. Kimly Coffeeshop at 444 Pasir Ris Drive 6 on May 9, 8.30pm to 10pm; May 10, 8.30pm to 9.30pm; May 12, 8pm to 10pm; May 13, 8.30pm to 10pm
  8. Spacio at Tampines 1 on May 10, 5pm to 6.50pm
  9. Toast Box at Westgate on May 11, 9.30am to 10.30am
  10. Changi City Point on May 11, 12.40pm to 1.40pm
  11. McDonald’s at Changi City Point on May 11, 1pm to 1.30pm
  12. Ya Kun Family Café at White Sands on May 11, 2.20pm to 3pm
  13. Sheng Shiong Supermarket at 19 Serangoon North Avenue 5 on May 11, 3.15pm to 4.15pm
  14. Yang Ming & Hoki Cofee Shop at 150 Bishan Street 11 on May 11, 5.30pm to 8.30pm
  15. SKP at 683 Hougang Avenue 8 on May 11, 5.40pm to 6.10pm
  16. Fairprice Xtra at JEM on May 11, 5.55pm to 6.50pm
  17. Tipsy Bunny at JEM on May 11, 6.40pm to 7.40pm
  18. Boon Lay Shopping Centre on May 11, 7pm to 8pm
  19. What the Fish at Junction 8 on May 11, 9pm to 9:30pm; May 12, 5.30pm to 9.30pm
  20. Star Arts at Westgate on May 12, 1pm to 8pm
  21. Old Airport Road Food Centre & Shopping Mall at 51 Old Airport Road on May 12, 1.05pm to 2.05pm
  22. Mr Chicken Rice at Market Square @ Downtown East on May 12, 2.20pm to 3.15pm
  23. NTUC FairPrice at Market Square @ Downtown East on May 12, 3.15pm to 5.10pm
  24. Ambush at Junction 8 on May 12, 3.30pm to 5.20pm
  25. Singtel Exclusive Retailer at Bedok Mall on May 12, 4.45pm to 5.45pm
  26. NTUC FairPrice at Yuhua Place on May 12, 10pm to 10.30pm
  27. JEM at 50 Jurong Gateway Road on May 13, 8.20am to 9.20am
  28. Toast Box at JEM on May 13, 8.30am to 9am
  29. Marina Bay Sands Casino at 10 Bayfront Avenue on May 13 to May 14, 10.30pm to 7.30am
  30. Koufu at Rivervale Plaza on May 15, 7.25am to 7.55am

The list is exclusive of residences, workplaces, healthcare facilities and public transport.

Those identified as close contacts of confirmed cases would have been notified by the MInistry of Health (MOH).

Individuals who were at these 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 symptoms of acute respiratory infection (such as cough, sore throat and runny nose) develop, 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 there have been confirmed cases of COVID-19 as the National Environmental Agency will engage the management of affected premises to provide guidance on cleaning and disinfection.

There were 38 new community cases reported on Sunday, the highest since Apr 14, 2020, when Singapore was a week into the circuit breaker. Of the new community cases, 17 are unlinked. 

Two new COVID-19 clusters have also been identified. The first cluster is at Changi Prison Complex while the other is linked to a cook working at Wok Hey in White Sands shopping mall.

Of the new community cases on Sunday, two were linked to the Changi Prison cluster, while one was linked to the Wok Hey chef. 

A second-year Singapore Polytechnic student from the Media, Arts and Design school student was also among the new community cases. He was asymptomatic when he last visited campus on May 11, said an SP spokesperson.

The school announced that all lectures and tutorials will be moved online from Monday (May 17) for the safety of all students.

An employee working at Sheng Siong in Block 440 Bukit Batok Avenue 8 also tested positive for COVID-19. He was in charge of replenishing stocks at the grocery department and had minimal contact with customers, reported the company on Sunday (May 16).

All staff members at the Sheng Siong outlet will be swabbed, and the store will be deep cleaned for two days, starting on May 16. Business at the outlet will resume on Tuesday (May 18).


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