New COVID-19 clusters detected at Toa Payoh and Punggol Interchanges

Seven cases are linked to both interchanges, which were among two of the three new COVID-19 clusters identified on Aug 26.

Khalisa Zulkiflee

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Published: 27 August 2021, 12:42 PM

Toa Payoh and Punggol Interchanges, as well as a coffeeshop in Bukit Panjang, were identified as new COVID-19 clusters on Thursday (Aug 26), the Ministry of Health announced. 

Seven new infections were each linked to the Toa Payoh and Punggol Interchanges on Thursday, bringing the total number of cases linked to each location to 25 and 11 respectively. Both clusters are not linked. 

The other cluster is at Bangkit 257 Coffee House. It has three cases currently. 

There are now 68 active clusters in Singapore. 

MOH reported 112 new local COVID-19 infections on Thursday, of which 24 were unlinked.  

The Bugis Junction cluster increased by 40 cases, bringing the total number of cases linked to that location to 104. 

Of the remaining cases, 31 were linked to previous cases and have already been placed on quarantine while 17 of them were detected through surveillance. 

There are four imported cases already placed on either Stay-Home Notice or in isolation upon arrival in Singapore. 

As of Aug 27, 79 per cent of Singapore’s population have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19. 

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