33 new locations were added to the Ministry of Health’s list on Tuesday.
Thirty-three locations, including VivoCity, PLQ Mall and Causeway Point, were added to the list of public places visited by COVID-19 cases while they were infectious by the Ministry of Health (MOH) on Tuesday (May 18).
Other locations added to the list include several shopping malls such as Coronation Shopping Plaza, Jurong Point and Hillion Mall. The list also includes a learning centre in Tampines as well as various supermarkets and eateries across Singapore.
The details for the locations are:
The list of places exclude residences, workplaces, healthcare facilities and public transport.
Those identified as close contacts of confirmed COVID-19 cases would have 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 27 new COVID-19 community cases reported on Tuesday. Of the new cases, 11 were unlinked.
Three community cases had tested preliminarily positive for the B1617 variant – one is an unlinked case while the other two cases are household contacts of previously confirmed cases.
Three cases were also added to the cluster at Changi Airport, which has since grown to 87 cases.
Four new cases including two students and family members or household contacts of previously confirmed cases were also added to the Learning Point tuition centre cluster. This brings the total number of cases from the cluster to 24.
Four new clusters have also been identified.
The first cluster includes two new cases – a seven-year-old student at Yuhua Primary School and a cook at Spring Court Restaurant – who are linked to a previous case involving a 64-year-old permanent resident.
The second cluster involves a 40-year-old foreign domestic worker and a two-year-old student at My First Skool (Westgate) who were identified as links to a previous case of a Portugese woman who works at Sanofi-Aventis.
A new case – 57-year-old Singaporean retiree who was in quarantine – was identified as a link to a previous case involving a Singaporean IT engineer at AbbVie Operations Singapore to form the third cluster.
An 18-year-old student at ITE College Central was also identified as a link to a 53-year-old Singaporean who works as a personal chauffeur to form the fourth cluster.
The remaining linked cases are household contacts or close contacts of previously confirmed cases.
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