New COVID-19 cluster forms at Boon Lay Interchange

There are now clusters formed at five bus interchanges in Singapore.

Khalisa Zulkiflee

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Published: 30 August 2021, 12:58 PM

Boon Lay Bus Interchange was identified as a new COVID-19 cluster on Sunday (Aug 29), the Ministry of Health (MOH) said. 

Seven cases were linked to Boon Lay Bus Interchange on Sunday, bringing the total number of cases to 15. 

There are now clusters at seven bus interchanges: Jurong East (21 cases), Clementi (14 cases), Toa Payoh (51 cases), Punggol (25 cases), Bishan (24 cases) and Sengkang (24 cases). 

A dormitory at 119 Neythal Road was also named as a new cluster on Sunday, with four total cases, bringing the number of active clusters in Singapore to 67.

MOH reported 124 new local COVID-19 infections on Sunday, of which 34 were unlinked. 

The Bugis Junction cluster increased by 21 cases and has a total of 198 cases linked to it. 

Of the remaining cases, 37 were linked to previous cases and have already been placed on quarantine while 32 were detected through surveillance. 

As of Aug 28, 80 per cent of Singapore’s population have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Singapore is due for a review of COVID-19 measures in early September, about a month after entering the preparatory stage. 

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