Pizza Hut at Westgate, Singapore Polytechnic, Punggol Plaza among places visited by COVID-19 cases

There were 18 locations added to the Ministry of Health’s list on Monday.

Sarah Chan

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Published: 25 May 2021, 11:30 AM

Eighteen locations, including Pizza Hut at Westgate, Singapore Polytechnic and Punggol Plaza, were added to the list of places visited by COVID-19 cases while they were infectious by the Ministry of Health (MOH) on Monday (May 24).

Other locations include The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, a McDonald’s outlet at Marina Square, Changi Airport Terminal 1, Mustafa Centre and retail outlets at VivoCity.

The details of the locations are:

  1. McDonald’s at Marina Square on May 10, 12.25pm to 1.30pm; May 11, 12.30pm to 1.05pm
  2. Food Court 2 at Singapore Polytechnic on May 10, 1pm to 2pm; May 11, 1pm to 2pm
  3. Nunsaram Korean Dessert Café at Westgate on May 10, 2.25pm to 3.20pm
  4. Pizza Hut at Westgate on May 10, 3pm to 9pm; May 11, 12.25pm to 1.45pm; May 12, 3pm to 9pm; May 13, 11am to 4pm; May 14, 3.05pm to 9pm; May 15, 11am to 4pm; May 17, 3.05pm to 9pm; May 18, 3.15pm to 9pm; May 19, 3.20pm to 9pm; May 20, 3.10pm to 9pm; May 21, 2.45pm to 9pm
  5. The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands on May 11, 1.20pm to 2.10pm; May 14, 1.20pm to 2pm
  6. The Seletar Mall on May 13, 10am to 4pm
  7. Dunkin’ Donuts at Sun Plaza on May 13, 2.20pm to 3pm
  8. U Stars Supermarket at 829 Tampines Street 81 on May 13, 4.20pm to 5.15pm
  9. Timezone at Our Tampines Hub on May 13, 6.50pm to 7.45pm
  10. Food Court 3 at Singapore Polytechnic on May 14, 12pm to 1pm
  11. Broadway Coffeeshop at 155 Bukit Batok Street 11 on May 15, 12pm to 1pm
  12. Changi Airport Terminal 1 on May 15, 1.10pm to 2pm
  13. Malabar Gold & Diamonds Pte Ltd at Arya Samaj Building on May 15, 8.05pm to 9.50pm
  14. Mustafa Centre on May 15, 10.20pm to 11.20pm
  15. Sheng Siong Supermarket at 154A Bukit Batok West Avenue 8 on May 16, 10.20am to 10.55am
  16. Punggol Plaza on May 19, 4pm to 11pm; May 20, 4pm to 11pm; May 21, 11am to 4pm
  17. DAISO at VivoCity on May 21, 7.05pm to 7.40pm
  18. Toys “R” Us at VivoCity on May 21, 7.40pm to 8.10pm

The list of places exclude residences, workplaces, healthcare facilities and public transport.

Those identified as close contacts of confirmed COVID-19 cases would have been notified by MOH.

The list is updated by MOH on a rolling 14-day basis, or one incubation period, and as epidemiological investigations progress.

Individuals who were at those locations during the specified timings should monitor their health closely for 14 days from the date of their visit. They should see a doctor if they develop symptoms of acute respiratory infection (such as cough, sore throat and runny nose), as well as fever and loss of taste or smell, and inform the doctor of their exposure history.

There is no need to avoid places where confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been as the National Environment Agency will engage the management of the affected premises to provide guidance on cleaning and disinfection.

There were 24 new COVID-19 community cases reported on Monday (May 24). Of the new cases, 22 were linked to previous cases while two are unlinked.

Six cases were linked to the JEM and Westgate cluster, which has since grown to 50 cases.

They include two Singapore Polytechnic students, a delivery worker at Westgate, an administrative employee at ST Electronics, a woman and a waiter at Pizza Hut at Westgate.

With the growing cluster, free COVID-19 testing will be extended to those who had visited the malls between May 10 and May 22.

MOH also announced its findings on the possible source of infection for the JEM and Westgate cluster which was linked to a cleaner who works at Park Avenue Rochester, a stay-home notice dedicated facility. The cleaner had visited Westgate on May 6 before testing positive on May 7.

Five new cases were linked to the McDonald’s delivery riders cluster which has grown to 10 cases. They include two Pizza Hut delivery riders at Punggol Plaza and Havelock II as well as three students who work part-time at Pizza Hut at Punggol Plaza.

An inmate who was a close contact of a previous case at Changi Prison had also tested positive. The Changi Prison cluster now has 11 linked cases.

A 38-year-old teacher at Maha Bodhi School and an eight-year-old student at Yu Neng Primary School had also tested positive. They were linked to the Learning Point cluster which has since grown to 30 cases.

Other linked cases include an Indonesian foreign domestic worker linked to the Tan Tock Seng Hospital cluster. She had visited Ward 9D and was a household contact of a previous case.

A two-year-old student at Heart Field Kindergarten had also tested positive. The boy was a close contact to a previous case of a 53-year-old Singaporean man who works as a personal chauffeur.

The two unlinked cases include a 31-year-old engineer at Hiap Seng Engineering and a 31-year-old property agent with ERA Realty Network. Both had tested positive on May 23.

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