Residents at three blocks in Ang Mo Kio Ave 10, Clementi Ave 3 to undergo COVID-19 tests

COVID-19 testing will run from Jul 29 to Jul 30 for residents at block 438 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 10, 430 Clementi Avenue 3 and 445A Clementi Avenue 3.

Stacey Tay

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Published: 29 July 2021, 12:56 PM

Residents at blocks 438 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 10, 430 Clementi Avenue 3 and 445A Clementi Avenue 3 will have to undergo mandatory COVID-19 testing from Jul 29 to Jul 30. 

The Ministry of Health (MOH) said on Wednesday (Jul 28) that 10 cases were found in six households at 438 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 10, 10 cases in seven households at 430 Clementi Avenue 3 and three cases in three households at 445A Clementi Avenue 3. 

The tests for residents of 438 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 10 will be held at the void deck of the block on Thursday (Jul 29) between 9am and 4pm. Testing for residents at 430 and 445 A Clementi Avenue will take place at the void deck of Block 430 from Jul 29 to Jul 30 between 9am and 4pm.

All residents at these blocks are reminded to bring their NRIC and they will receive leaflets and SMS notifications from MOH regarding the tests. The tests will be conducted by appointment only. 

Voluntary testing is available for those who visited or interacted with the residents at these blocks between Jul 13 and Jul 27.

Swab tests for students and staff at Punggol Primary School

Mandatory swab tests will be carried out for all students and staff members of Punggol Primary School on Jul 29 and Jul 30 after the cluster linked to a cleaner grew to seven cases on Wednesday.

The swab tests will be conducted as part of the precautionary measures to safeguard students and staff members and to prevent any possible spread to the community, MOH said. 

Two contract cleaners, one non-teaching staff member, one teacher and two students from the school have tested positive for COVID-19. 

Home-based learning will be implemented for all students from Thursday (Jul 29) to Aug 6 while the school will be thoroughly cleaned before reopening for the swab tests.

MOH reported 130 new local COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, of which 27 are linked to the Jurong Fishery Port and Hong Lim Market & Food Centre cluster. Two are linked to the KTV cluster. 

There are 48 cases that are currently unlinked and five new clusters have been identified.

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