New cluster forms at Toa Payoh Lorong 8 Market and Food Centre

Singapore reported over 1000 new cases for the second consecutive day on Sep 19.

Khalisa Zulkiflee

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Published: 20 September 2021, 11:45 AM

Toa Payoh Lorong 8 Market and Food Centre was identified as a new COVID-19 cluster on Sunday (Sep 19) by the Ministry of Health (MOH).

There were 41 cases linked to the place. Twenty-four were staff, while the other 17 were household contacts. All workers at the market at the food centre will be tested, said MOH.

The National Agency of Environment said that the market and food centre will be closed for deep cleaning and disinfection.

Two new nursing homes, Woodlands Care Home and Windsor Convalescent Home, were also identified as new COVID-19 clusters with 12 and 10 cases respectively. 

Singapore reported 1012 new local COVID-19 infections on Sunday. 

Seventeen new cases were linked to three bus interchanges at Boon Lay, Punggol and Tampines. This brings the total number of cases linked to each location to 242, 70 and 162 respectively.

Of the new local COVID-19 infections on Sunday, 145 were between ages 12 and 39. 

There were also three imported cases who were placed either on Stay-Home Notice or in isolation upon arrival in Singapore.

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