Three locations in VivoCity among 15 places visited by COVID-19 cases

Singapore reported eight new COVID-19 cases among the community on Thursday.

Nigel Chin

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Published: 24 July 2020, 1:27 AM

Three locations within VivoCity and a supermarket at Raffles City were among 15 places visited by COVID-19 cases during their infectious period.

These locations, visited between Jul 9 and Jul 21, were the latest places added to the Ministry of Health’s (MOH) list on Thursday (Jul 23).

Other locations include Golden Mile Complex, Bukit Panjang Plaza, West Mall, Jurong Point and SAFRA Yishun.

The details for the locations are:

1. Relax & Comfort Reflexology Therapy at 92 Lorong 4 Toa Payoh on Jul 9, 4.30pm to 5.30pm
2. West Mall on Jul 11, 4.25pm to 5pm
3. Streats at Bukit Panjang Plaza on Jul 12, 11.20am to 12.20pm
4. Japan Home at Jurong Point on Jul 12, 2.25pm to 4pm
5. Diandin Leluk Thai Restaurant at Golden Mile Complex on Jul 12, 7.15pm to 8.55pm
6. ICBC Jurong East Sub-Branch at 130 Jurong Gateway Road on Jul 14, 10.05am to 11.20am
7. Market Street Interim Hawker Centre at 5 Cross Street on Jul 14, 1.30pm to 2pm
8. FairPrice Xtra at VivoCity on Jul 14, 4pm to 4.55pm
9. Sembawang Community Club on Jul 14, 7.45pm to 8.20pm
10. Seah Im Food Centre at 2 Seah Im Road on Jul 15, 2pm to 3.30pm
11. Golden Village and Soup Restaurant at VivoCity on Jul 15, 4.10pm to 6.50pm
12. Joo Chiat Complex on Jul 17, 3.40pm to 5.10pm
13. Pin Si Restaurant at SAFRA Yishun on Jul 18, 7pm to 8.15pm
14. Changi Village Hawker Centre on Jul 20, 11.30pm to 12.30pm
15. Raffles City Market Place at Raffles City Shopping Centre on Jul 21, 3pm to 3.50pm

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

If you were at any of the locations during the specified timings, you should monitor their health closely for 14 days from your date of visit as a precautionary measure, MOH advised.

“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,” the ministry added.

Singapore reported 354 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, including eight in the community.

MOH said that the number of new cases in the community has decreased, from an average of 12 cases per day in the week before, to an average of nine per day in the past week.

Meanwhile, authorities noted that “some complacency may be setting in”.

In a Facebook post on Jul 21, Minister of Environment and Water Resources Masagos Zulkifli wrote that the beaches at East Coast Park and Sentosa were extremely crowded over the previous weekend.

“Our Safe Distancing Ambassadors and Enforcement Officers encountered many groups comprising more than 10 people who were from extended families, or were friends congregating.

“A good number didn’t wear masks even when reminded saying they were eating or drinking. Extended exposure to one another without masks and in packed crowds place those involved and others around them at greater risk of contracting the COVID-19 virus,” he said.

Many of us enjoy meeting and hanging out with friends and family members, and we miss how we used to be able to do this...

Posted by Masagos Zulkifli on Tuesday, 21 July 2020

The minister said that authorities will be stepping up their enforcement, while reminding everyone that COVID-19 “remains a threat”.

“We must continue to be socially responsible,” he said.

“I seek everyone’s cooperation in continuing to observe these safe distancing measures during Phase 2. Our Safe Distancing Ambassadors and Enforcement Officers will continue to walk the ground to advise members of the public to adhere to these measures, and will not hesitate to issue fines on violations.”

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