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Two shops in Katong Shopping Centre among locations visited by COVID-19 cases while infectious

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

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Published: 22 June 2021, 12:08 PM

Six locations, including two shops in Katong Shopping Centre and Equilibrium Mixed Martial Arts at *SCAPE, were added to the list of places visited by COVID-19 cases while infectious. 

Other locations added to the list by the Ministry of Health (MOH) on Monday (Jun 21) include FairPrice Finest at ARTRA, Prime Supermarket at Tampines Street 81 and Livewire at China Square.

The two shops affected at Katong Shopping Centre are Top Employment and Central Recruitment Solutions, which was visited four times between Jun 16 and Jun 19 during its infectious period.

The details for the locations are:

  1. FairPrice Finest at ARTRA on Jun 11, 11.10am to 11.45am
  2. Equilibrium Mixed Martial Arts at *SCAPE on Jun 16, 5.40pm to 7.55pm; Jun 18, 12.25pm to 1.45pm; Jun 19, 10.55am to 12pm
  3. Central Recruitment Solutions at Katong Shopping Centre on Jun 16, 10.20am to 7pm; Jun 17, 10.15am to 6.40pm; Jun 18, 10.10am to 6pm; Jun 19, 9.55am to 4.45pm
  4. Top Employment Pte Ltd at Katong Shopping Centre on Jun 19, 11am to 6pm; Jun 20, 11am to 1.30pm
  5. Prime Supermarket at 823 Tampines Street 81 on Jun 18, 1.15pm to 1.45pm
  6. Livewire at China Square at 51 Telok Ayer Street on Jun 19, 1.15am to 2.30am

The list of places excludes 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 13 COVID-19 community cases reported on Monday (Jun 21). Five are linked to the previous cases and have been placed on quarantine, while three are unlinked.

Two new clusters were also identified at 119 and 121 Bukit Merah View. The clusters include a 63-year-old man working as a cleaner at Enabling Village and a 62-year-old homemaker. 

Both were detected as part of surveillance testing for residents of Bukit Merah View. There are currently five confirmed cases from the cluster.

The other three community cases – a nurse who works at Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital, a 38-year-old foreign domestic worker and a 29-year-old FoodPanda delivery rider – are unlinked.

MOH added that a 44-year-old Singapore permanent resident died from complications due to COVID-19 infection on Monday, bringing Singapore’s COVID-19 death toll to 35.


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