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Online training at Home Team Academy begins after an ICA officer tests positive for COVID-19

ICA’s physical training activities have stopped until further notice.

Stacey Tay
Stacey Tay

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Published: 4 May 2021, 12:14 PM

All ICA officers, including trainees, are required to conduct all training activities online for the next two weeks or so. 

This is in light of an ICA officer, who is an executive in charge of the training policy at ICA Training Command, testing positive for COVID-19 on Sat, May 1.  

The 32-year-old was deployed at the Home Team Academy (HTA) on Apr 26. He has now been placed on stay-home notice from Apr 27 to May 14. 

Before testing positive, he was already on home quarantine as his older brother, another ICA officer, had tested positive on Apr 27. 

The younger ICA officer had received his second dose of his vaccination on Feb 17.

 

The younger ICA officer’s first swab test was negative but his second swab test on Saturday, May 1 came back positive for COVID-19. PHOTO CREDIT: REAGAN TAN

 

All ICA officers and trainees from their Training Command at HTA will be tested for COVID-19. 

A spokesman for HTA mentioned that they are conducting thorough disinfection of the affected areas, including all common areas with heavy human traffic. 

They are also facilitating swab tests for the Home Team staff and trainees who were at HTA during that time. 

ICA will continue to work with the Health Ministry for contact tracing. The spokesman also updated that some 130 ICA officers at Changi Airport were tested, 32 of which have come back negative. 


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