Tiong Bahru Yong Tao Hu at Eng Hoon Street and Tiong Bahru Plaza among locations visited by COVID-19 cases

Six locations were added to the Ministry of Health’s list on Thursday.

Sarah Chan

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Published: 18 June 2021, 11:12 AM

Six locations, including Tiong Bahru Yong Tao Hu at Eng Hoon Street and Tiong Bahru Plaza were added to the list of places visited by COVID-19 cases while infectious by the Ministry of Health (MOH) on Thursday (Jun 17).

Tiong Bahru Yong Tao Hu at 56 Eng Hoon Street was visited on nine occasions consecutively between Jun 7 and Jun 14.

Other locations include NTUC FairPrice at Bukit Merah Central, a hair salon at Beo Crescent, Giant Express at Redhill Close and Toys “R” Us at VivoCity.

The details for the locations are:

  1. Angel Salon at 38 Beo Crescent on Jun 3, 5.20pm to 7.20pm
  2. Tiong Bahru Yong Tao Hu at 56 Eng Hoon Street on Jun 7, 6.30am to 11.10am; Jun 8, 6.30am to 10.25am; Jun 9, 6.30am to 11am; Jun 11, 6.30am to 12.30pm; Jun 12, 6.30am to 11.15am, 6.30am to 5pm; Jun 13, 6.30am to 11.50am, 6.30am to 5pm; Jun 14, 6.30am to 4pm
  3. Tiong Bahru Plaza on Jun 7, 11.20am to 12pm; Jun 8, 10.35am to 11.45am
  4. NTUC FairPrice at 166 Bukit Merah Central on Jun 11, 12.35pm to 1.35pm; Jun 12, 10.05am to 10.35am
  5. Giant Express at 86 Redhill Close on Jun 13, 11.50am to 12.20pm
  6. Toys “R” Us at VivoCity on Jun 13, 1.10pm to 3.20pm

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 20 COVID-19 community cases reported on Thursday (Jun 17).

Among the 20 cases, 17 were linked to the cluster at Bukit Merah View. There are currently 56 confirmed cases from the cluster.

The cases include a three-year-old and five-year old girl as well as two students at Bukit Merah Secondary School. A 23-year-old woman who works as a patient service associate at Singapore General Hospital and several workers at the market had also tested positive.

Seven new clusters were also identified. The clusters include a woman working at MSIG Insurance, a stall assistant at Tiong Bahru Yong Tao Hu, a woman working at Bioinfocomm, a ship operator at Skyline Shipping and two women who are unemployed.

Following the growing outbreak at Tiong Bahru, MOH had announced a special testing operation for all staff and tenants at shops in Redhill and Tiong Bahru.

Free COVID-19 tests will be available to members of the public who had visited Redhill Lane and Redhill Close between Jun 1 and Jun 15; 18 Jalan Membina between Jun 9 and Jun 15 as well as Tiong Bahru Yong Tao Hu Coffeeshop between Jun 7 and Jun 14.

A 12-year-old student at Tanglin Trust School who was a household contact of a previous case was among the linked community cases identified.

A 52-year-old private-hire driver for Tada who was a close contact of a previous case and is linked to another cluster had tested positive.

There was one unlinked case on Thursday involving a 72-year-old woman who works at the counter at McDonald’s Tiong Bahru Plaza. She was detected as part of surveillance testing for workers at Tiong Bahru Plaza.

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