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Yishun HDB block residents to undergo swab tests after six COVID-19 cases detected

The mandatory swab tests will take place on Jun 1 and Jun 2.

Noreen Shazreen

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Published: 1 June 2021, 12:02 PM

All residents of Block 745 Yishun Street 72 will have to undergo swab tests starting from Tuesday (Jun 1).

The announcement was made by Nee Soon GRC MP Faishal Ibrahim on Monday (May 31) after six COVID-19 cases were detected at the block.

The tests will be conducted on Jun 1 and Jun 2 from 9am to 4pm at the void deck. Residents will receive leaflets and SMS notifications from the Ministry of Health (MOH) regarding the test. 

They are also advised to keep track of their health and visit a doctor immediately should they feel unwell.

The two-day mandatory swab test is a precautionary measure to prevent the spread of the virus due to the possibility of ongoing COVID-19 transmission in the housing block, MOH announced on Monday.

 

The swab test is made compulsory for residents living in Block 745 as there is likely ongoing COVID-19 transmission in the block. PHOTO CREDIT: MUFID MAJNUN VIA UNSPLASH

 

MP Faishal Ibrahim added that residents living in surrounding blocks need not undergo the mandatory swab tests unless they have visited households in Block 745 between May 15 and May 24.

Nee Soon Town Council has also disinfected common areas at Block 745 and the surrounding blocks.

The six COVID-19 cases at Block 745 came from two different households. Two of the cases are linked to a Chinese national and Malaysian who worked at Jin Tai mart. They are part of the Jin Tai Tong Food Industries cluster.

The other four cases are family members linked to the cluster involving a 31-year-old Singaporean property agent. They had tested positive on May 23 and May 24.


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