VivoCity, Causeway Point, Punggol Settlement among locations visited by COVID-19 cases while infectious

33 new locations were added to the Ministry of Health’s list on Tuesday.

Sarah Chan

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Published: 19 May 2021, 12:04 PM

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:

  1. VivoCity on May 4, 2.25pm to 2.55pm
  2. PLQ Mall on May 4, 5.20pm to 5.55pm
  3. Paya Lebar Square on May 4, 6.20pm to 6.55pm
  4. Toast & Curry at 43 Siloso Beach Walk on May 5, 10.00am to 8.20pm; May 12 to May 13, 10.00am to 8.30pm; May 14, 10.30am to 5.00pm
  5. Ri Ri Sheng Mala Hotpot at 823A Tampines Street 81 on May 9, 7.00pm to 8.00pm
  6. Immigration Checkpoint Authority on May 10, 10.50am to 12.30pm
  7. Hillion Mall on May 11, 4.00pm to 4.50pm
  8. Kopitiam at Hillion Mall on May 11, 4.50pm to 5.40pm
  9. Start Smart Learning Centre Pte Ltd at 164 Tampines Street 12 on May 12, 4.00pm to 5.30pm
  10. FairPrice Finest at Le Quest Shopping Mall on May 12, 7.30pm to 8.05pm
  11. NTUC FairPrice at Yuhua Place on May 12, 10.00pm to 10.30pm
  12. Causeway Point on May 13, 5.10pm to 6.30pm
  13. Metro Department Store at Causeway Point on May 13, 5.25pm to 6.25pm
  14. Sanook Kitchen at Wood Square on May 13, 6.25pm to 8.30pm
  15. NTUC FairPrice at 152B Serangoon North Avenue 1 on May 13, 9.40pm to 10.22pm
  16. NTUC FairPrice at Marsiling MRT Station on May 14, 8.10am to 9.10am
  17. The Goodburger Food Truck at Coronation Shopping Plaza on May 14, 10.30am to 5.00pm; May 15 10.30am to 4.00pm
  18. Jalan Kayu Prata Cafe at United Square Shopping Mall on May 14, 12.30pm to 1.30pm
  19. Sheng Siong Supermarket at Marsiling Mall on May 14, 2.55pm to 3.55pm
  20. Ramen Keisuke Tonkatsu King Niku King at Paya Lebar Square on May 14, 3.00pm to 4.00pm
  21. Sheng Siong Supermarket at Junction 10 on May 14, 6.05pm to 6.35pm
  22. Yakun Kaya Toast at SAFRA Toa Payoh on May 14, 7.15pm to 8.12pm
  23. Nagara Thai at Toa Payoh Mall on May 14, 8.45pm to 12.30am
  24. NTUC FairPrice at Jurong Point on May 15, 10.00am to 11.00am
  25. Hola Cafeteria at 248 Simei Street 5 on May 15, 10.10am to 10.55am
  26. Watsons at Jurong Point on May 15, 11.20am to 11.50am
  27. Phoon Huat at 107 Lorong 1 Toa Payoh on May 15, 12.00pm to 12.45pm
  28. Ghim Moh Market and Food Centre on May 15, 1.00pm to 2.00pm
  29. Lao Si Chuan Dou Hua Zhuang at 46 Temple Street on May 15, 3.00pm to 5.00pm
  30. Sun Bistro at The Punggol Settlement on May 15, 3.30pm to 5.35pm
  31. Relax Bar at The Punggol Settlement on May 15, 6.25pm to 8.25pm
  32. The Carving Board at 252 Jurong East Street 24 on May 15, 7.30pm to 8.30pm
  33. OCBC at Toa Payoh Central on May 16, 3.35pm to 4.30pm

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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