New COVID-19 cluster forms at Tampines Interchange, eighth bus interchange affected

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

Khalisa Zulkiflee

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Published: 31 August 2021, 11:39 AM

Tampines Bus Interchange was identified as a new COVID-19 cluster on Monday (Aug 30), the Ministry of Health (MOH) said. 

Four cases were linked to Tampines Bus Interchange on Monday, bringing the total number of cases to 11. 

There are now clusters at eight bus interchanges: Tampines (11 cases), Boon Lay, (31 cases), Jurong East (24 cases), Clementi (14 cases), Toa Payoh (70 cases), Punggol (29 cases), Bishan (26 cases) and Sengkang (24 cases). 

Apart from the clusters at Clementi and Sengkang, all had cases linked to it on Monday. 

The Institute of Mental Health was also named as a new cluster on Monday, with six total cases, bringing the number of active clusters in Singapore to 68.

MOH reported 147 new local COVID-19 infections on Monday, of which 52 were unlinked. 

Of the remaining cases, 53 were linked to previous cases and have already been placed on quarantine while 42 were detected through surveillance. 

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

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