Two nursing homes among new clusters formed

There were 804 new COVID-19 infections in Singapore on Sep 15.

Khalisa Zulkiflee

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Published: 16 September 2021, 11:47 AM

Orange Valley Nursing Home at Simei and Jamiyah Nursing Home were identified as  new COVID-19 clusters on Wednesday (Sep 15) by the Ministry of Health (MOH).

Both clusters had 13 cases each. At Orange Valley, all the cases were residents, while at Jamiyah, 10 were residents and three were staff members. 

All staff and residents at both nursing homes will undergo testing, the Ministry of Health (MOH) said. All visitations to nursing homes will cease till Oct 11, MOH announced previously.  

Including Orange Valley and Jamiyah, four nursing homes have been affected by COVID-19 this week. 

Singapore reported 804 new local COVID-19 infections on Wednesday. 

Sixteen new cases were linked to five bus interchanges. There are now 231 cases at Toa Payoh Bus Interchange, 218 cases at Boon Lay Bus Interchange, 102 cases at Tampines Bus Interchange, 65 cases at Clementi Bus Interchange, 51 cases at Punggol Bus Interchange, 49 cases at Jurong East Bus Interchange, and 41 cases at Bishan Bus Interchange.

Only the Punggol and Jurong East Bus Interchanges had no new cases.

Of the new local COVID-19 infections on Wednesday, 238 were between ages 12 and 39. 

There were also three imported cases who were placed either on Stay-Home Notice or in isolation upon arrival in Singapore.

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