Sim Lim Square, SAFRA Yishun & KINEX among over 20 new locations visited by infectious Covid-19 cases

The total number of cases in Singapore stands at 61,824.

Syahindah Ishak | May 24, 2021, 12:25 AM

The Ministry of Health (MOH) has confirmed 25 new cases of Covid-19 in Singapore on May 23, 2021.

The total number of cases in Singapore is now 61,824.

21 community cases and one dormitory case

22 of the cases are locally transmitted. Of these, 21 are in the community and one is from a dormitory.

Among the locally transmitted cases, 19 are linked to previous cases. The remaining three cases are unlinked.

12 of the linked cases had already been placed on quarantine earlier.

There are also three imported cases, who had already been placed on Stay-Home Notice upon arrival in Singapore.

Two are returning Singaporeans or Singapore Permanent Residents (PRs).

New locations

MOH regularly updates a list of public places visited by confirmed Covid-19 cases for more than 30 minutes when they were infectious.

More than 20 locations were added into the list on May 23.

Among the new locations include Sim Lim Square, SAFRA Yishun, KINEX, Causeway Point, ION Orchard, Toa Payoh Central, Jurong Regional Library and West Mall.

Here's the full list as of May 23:

Those who had been identified as close contacts of confirmed cases would already have been notified by MOH.

As a precautionary measure, persons who had been at these locations during the specified timings should monitor their health closely for 14 days from their date of visit.

They should see a doctor promptly 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.

Individuals may access the SafeEntry Location Matching Self-Check service via the TraceTogether App, SingPass Mobile, or this website to check whether they were at these locations during the specified timings, based on their own SafeEntry records.

There is no need to avoid places where confirmed cases of Covid-19 have been, said MOH.

The National Environment Agency will engage the management of affected premises to provide guidance on cleaning and disinfection.

Top images via Sim Lim Square website, Google StreetView & Wikipedia.