Lot One Shoppers’ Mall and Sembawang Shopping Centre among locations visited by COVID-19 cases while infectious

Seven locations were added onto the list by the Ministry of Health on Monday.

Phoon Jia Hui

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Published: 19 January 2021, 12:31 PM

Lot One Shoppers’ Mall in Choa Chu Kang and Sembawang Shopping Centre were added to the list of places visited by COVID-19 cases while infectious by the Ministry of Health (MOH) on Monday (Jan 18).

There were seven locations added onto the list by MOH. Other locations include a hotpot restaurant and a supermarket in the Junction 10 mall at Choa Chu Kang, as well as the Civil Service Club in Bukit Batok. 

The full details are as follows:

  1. Lot One Shoppers’ Mall at 21 Choa Chu Kang Avenue 4 on Jan 7, between 1.25pm and 2pm, Jan 9 between 7.05pm and 7.50pm
  2. Sembawang Shopping Centre on Jan 7, between 9.10pm and 9.45pm
  3. Ya Kun Kaya Toast and Kimage Hair Studio at Lot One Shoppers’ Mall on Jan 8, between 3.40pm and 9.30pm
  4. Mr.DIY outlet at Sembawang Shopping Centre on Jan 9, between 8.20pm and 9.30pm
  5. Shi Li Fang hotpot restaurant at Junction 10 mall in Choa Chu Kang on Jan 11, between 5.15pm and 6.20pm
  6. Sheng Siong supermarket at Junction 10 on Jan 11, between 8.55pm and 10pm
  7. Treasure Cove jackpot room at Civil Service Club @ Bukit Batok on Jan 12, between 7.55pm and 9.55pm

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

There were 14 new COVID-19 cases reported in Singapore on Monday. Of these, 12 were imported, with two in the community. 

The two community cases are the wife of an administrative officer at the Singapore Police Force’s Dog Unit and a family member. They had displayed symptoms of COVID-19, but did not seek medical treatment. 

They form a growing cluster of six, which earlier saw a para-veterinarian working with the police force to be diagnosed with COVID-19.

Uptick in community cases

With the increase in cases in the community, co-chair of the Multi-Ministry Task Force Lawrence Wong said in a Facebook post on Monday evening that authorities are monitoring the situation closely.

Additional measures may also be introduced, Mr Wong added. 

“We are seeing more new infected cases in the community in recent days,” said Mr Wong, who is also Education Minister.

“For the first time in several months we have a local cluster linked to a police para-vet. Unfortunately there were also several recent cases who did not seek medical treatment despite falling ill with flu-like symptoms.

We are seeing more new infected cases in the community in recent days. For the first time in several months we have a...

Posted by Lawrence Wong on Monday, January 18, 2021

Mr Wong also urged the public not to be complacent and to adhere to safe management measures, as the virus is still circulating silently within the community.

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