Coronavirus: Bangladeshi worker who visited Mustafa among new cases on Feb. 9

He also stayed at a dormitory in Kaki Bukit.

Mandy How | February 09, 2020, 10:12 PM

The Ministry of Health (MOH) has announced three new cases on Feb. 9, 2020, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in Singapore to 43.

One of these cases (Case 42) is a 39 year-old male Bangladesh national who is a Singapore Work Pass holder.

He has no recent travel history to China.

Six days before hospital admission

The worker reported onset of symptoms on Feb. 1, but was only admitted to the intensive care unit at Changi General Hospital (CGH) on Feb. 7.

Within this period, he visited a GP clinic on Feb. 3, CGH on Feb. 5, and Bedok Polyclinic on Feb. 7.

Subsequent test results on the afternoon of Feb. 8 confirmed the coronavirus infection, whereupon the patient was transferred to the National Centre for Infectious Diseases (NCID).

Prior to hospital admission, he had visited Mustafa Centre (145 Syed Alwi Road) and stayed at The Leo dormitory (25 Kaki Bukit Road).

Mustafa and masks

For the past week, Mustafa had been a hotspot for Singapore residents.

Many queued for hours in the area in order to buy masks, as supplies were out of stock in major pharmacies and chains around the island.

A security guard told Mothership that there were considerably more people this week, compared to the last.

However, the risk of contracting the infection from public places is assessed to be low, according to MOH.

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