British work pass holder in S'pore with Covid-19 first reported symptoms while in France

Case 241, and a linked case 239, both stay in the Cairnhill Road area.

Jason Fan | March 17, 2020, 10:07 PM

A 28-year-old male British national who tested positive for Covid-19 a day after he arrived in Singapore first reported that he had symptoms while in France on March 11.

However, he later flew to Singapore, where he was referred to the National Centre of Infectious Diseases (NCID) upon arrival on March 15.

Subsequent test results confirmed his Covid-19 infection on March 16.

Case 241

The man is identified as Case 241 by the Ministry of Health (MOH), and classed as an imported case.

He is a Singapore Work Pass Holder who was announced as one of the 23 new cases of Covid-19 on Monday (March 16).

Case 241 had been in France from March 7 to March 14.

He stays in the Cairnhill Road area.

Case 239

Linked to the Brit is Case 239, also a 28-year-old British national and identified by MOH as an imported case.

He, too, is a Singapore Work Pass holder, and had been in France over the same period as Case 241 — March 7 to 14.

The man reported an onset of symptoms on March 14 and was referred to NCID upon his arrival in Singapore.

Subsequent test results confirmed Covid-19 infection on the morning of March 16.

However, it is not stated whether he reported symptoms while he was in France, or when he was in Singapore.

The man also stays in the Cairnhill Road area.

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