Starbucks at Plaza Singapura, eateries across Singapore among locations visited by COVID-19 cases

14 locations were added onto the list by the Ministry of Health on Tuesday.

Nigel Chin

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Published: 12 May 2021, 11:25 AM

Thirteen locations, including the Starbucks outlet at Plaza Singapura and LBC Express Airfreight at Lucky Plaza, were added to the list of places visited by COVID-19 cases while they were infectious on Tuesday (May 11). 

The Starbucks at Plaza Singapura and LBC Express at Lucky Plaza were added to the list after a 50-year-old man who worked at both locations tested positive for COVID-19. 

The Ministry of Health said that he had developed a cough and shortness of breath on May 6, but did not seek medical treatment and continued going to work. He only went to a general practitioner clinic on the night of May 8 after his symptoms persisted. 

He was among the 13 new community cases reported on Tuesday. 

Other locations added to the list include the M171 Gourmet Street Coffeeshop at 171 MacPherson Road.

The 55-year-old who is the wife of an aviation officer working at Changi Airport Terminal 1 and 3 works at the coffee shop and was one of the COVID-19 cases reported on Tuesday. 

The coffee shop was frequented five times for eight hours a day between May 3 and May 7.

Other locations added to the list include the Junction 8’s KFC and Food Junction, a hair salon at Orchard Central, a goldsmith at Joo Chiat Complex and several eateries across Singapore. 

The details for the locations are: 

  1. M171 Gourmet Street Coffeeshop at 171 MacPherson Road on May 3, 7am to 3pm; May 4, 7am to 3pm; May 5, 7am to 3pm; May 6, 7am to 3pm; and May 7, 7am to 3pm
  2. KFC at Junction 8 on May 3, 4pm to 4.45pm 
  3. Food Junction at Junction 8 on May 3, 5pm to 10pm 
  4. F M Food Master at 19 Serangoon North Avenue 5 on May 4, 11.10am to 11.55am; and May 7 11.15am to 12pm
  5. Eunos Food Station at 2A Eunos Crescent on May 4, 4pm to 5pm
  6. Thye Hwa Heng Canteen at 29 Eunos Avenue 6 on May 5, 4.10pm to 8.45pm
  7. Starbucks at Plaza Singapura on May 5, 6.30pm to 11.30pm; and May 6, 6.30pm to 11.30pm 
  8. Happy Hawkers at 267 Compassvale Link on May 7, 9am to 11am ; May 8, 9am to 11am; May 9, 9am to 11am 
  9. Kopitiam at Changi Airport Terminal 3 on May 7, 10.55am to 11.40am 
  10. The Restaurant at 1010 Dover Road on May 7, 7.55pm to 9.40pm
  11. LBC Express Airfreight Pte Ltd at Lucky Plaza on May 8, 9.40am to 6.30pm 
  12. Ming Seng Goldsmith at Joo Chiat Complex on May 8, 2.05pm to 3.25pm
  13. Balestier Bak Kut Teh at 365 & 369 Balestier Road on May 8, 2.30pm to 3.15pm
  14. Olson Studio at Orchard Central on May 9, 2pm to 2.45pm 

The list excludes residences, workplaces, healthcare facilities and public transport.

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

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 there have been confirmed cases of COVID-19 as the National Environmental Agency will engage the management of affected premises to provide guidance on cleaning and disinfection.

There were 25 new COVID-19 infections reported in Singapore on Tuesday, including the 13 community cases. 

Ten are linked to previous cases, with seven linked to the cluster at Changi Airport. 


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