Takashimaya Shopping Centre and The Clementi Mall among locations visited by COVID-19 cases

Nine locations were added to the Ministry of Health’s list on Tuesday.

Sarah Chan

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Published: 16 June 2021, 11:17 AM

Nine locations, including Takashimaya Shopping Centre and The Clementi Mall were added to the list of places visited by COVID-19 cases while they were infectious by the Ministry of Health (MOH) on Tuesday (Jun 15).

Shopping malls including ION Orchard and The Poiz Centre as well as supermarkets at Tanglin Halt Road and Bukit Merah Central were among the locations included into the list.

The details for the locations are:

  1. Guardian at ION Orchard on Jun 1, 12.30pm to 8.30pm
  2. The Poiz Centre at 51 Upper Serangoon Road on Jun 2, 7.25am to 9.30am
  3. ION Orchard on Jun 6, 12.40pm to 1.45pm; Jun 7, 12.20pm to 1pm
  4. Shona Thai Foot Massage at 8 Telok Blangah Crescent on Jun 6, 3.55pm to 5pm
  5. Takashimaya Shopping Centre at Ngee Ann City on Jun 7, 1pm to 3.05pm
  6. NTUC FairPrice at 166 Bukit Merah Central on Jun 11, 12.30pm to 1.35pm
  7. The Clementi Mall on Jun 11, 4.10pm to 4.45pm
  8. Sheng Siong Supermarket at 88 Tanglin Halt Road on Jun 12, 3.35pm to 4.10pm
  9. Clementi Public Library at The Clementi Mall on Jun 13, 1.15pm to 2.04pm

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

Those identified as close contacts of confirmed COVID-19 cases would have already 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 14 new COVID-19 community cases reported on Tuesday (Jun 15).

Among the cases, nine were linked to the 115 Bukit Merah View Market and Food Centre cluster which now has 25 confirmed cases. They include a preschool teacher at KidsCampus (Chai Chee) as well as several food stall vendors.

With the increasing number of cases, the market will be closed for another two weeks until Jun 26. It was previously slated to re-open on Wednesday (Jun 16) after a three-day closure to facilitate deep cleaning.

There were also four unlinked cases on Tuesday.

The cases include a 30-year-old Singaporean woman working as a sales representative at Imperva Singapore, a 35-year-old unemployed Singaporean man, a 41-year-old foreign domestic worker from the Philippines and a 36-year-old Singaporean woman homemaker.

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