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Tampines Mall, Mustafa Centre and Geylang Serai market among places visited by confirmed COVID-19 cases

Four places were added over the weekend onto MOH's list, which contains 15 locations currently.

Nigel Chin


Published: 8 June 2020, 9:44 PM

Four locations were listed as places visited by confirmed COVID-19 cases during their infectious period by the Ministry of Health (MOH).

On Saturday (Jun 6), MOH added the NTUC Fairprice at Hougang Mall onto its list. A confirmed case had visited it on May 30, between 11.10am and 12pm.

On Sunday, MOH added three locations – Tampines Mall, Mustafa Centre and Geylang Serai, to the growing list.

The confirmed cases had visited Basement 1 of Tampines Mall on Jun 2 between 2.45pm and 3.25pm; Mustafa on Jun 4 between 3pm and 4pm; and Geylang Serai Market and Food Centre on May 26 between 9am and 10.30am.

There are 15 locations on the list now. The list is updated by MOH on a rolling 14-day basis, or one incubation period, and as epidemiological investigations progress.

Other places on the list currently include Junction 8 in Bishan, the Don Don Donki outlet at JEM in Jurong East, Hillion Mall and Bukit Panjang Plaza.

MOH said that as a precautionary measure, those who were at the locations during the specified timings should monitor their health closely for 14 days from their date of visit.

“They should see a doctor promptly 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,” said MOH.

The ministry added there is no need to avoid places in the list. It said that the National Environment Agency will engage with the management of those locations to provide guidance on cleaning and disinfection.

There were 727 new COVID-19 cases over the weekend, of which 21 were from the community. 677 cases were discharged over the weekend. Only 295 confirmed cases remain in hospital, with three in critical condition, while 12,704 are isolated and cared for at community facilities.

 


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