Residents of specific blocks in Bukit Merah & Redhill will get free Covid-19 ART kits

Residents are strongly encouraged to perform self-testing using these ART kits.

Jason Fan | June 25, 2021, 11:43 PM

The Ministry of Health (MOH) is working with the People's Association to provide free Antigen Rapid Test (ART) kits for residents of specific blocks within the Bukit Merah and Redhill area, as part of MOH's efforts to prevent further transmission within the region.

According to MOH, eligible residents can collect their ART kits from June 26 to 27, and are strongly encouraged to perform self-testing using these ART kits.

Collection details

Eligible residents must bring along their original IC with barcode for collection at their nearest Residents' Committee Centre.

Each member of the same household, including children and domestic helpers, is entitled to one pack containing two ART self-test kits.

According to MOH, if your ART results are positive, or if you test invalid twice, you should take a photo of your results with your identification document (NRIC or passport) next to it, before disposing your ART kit.

You should then call your nearest Swab and Send Home (SASH) clinic immediately to book an appointment for a confirmatory PCR test.

Residents can check their eligibility and the nearest Residents' Committee Centre for self-collection here.

87 cases linked to Bukit Merah View cluster

MOH said that they have been investigating multiple cases of Covid-19 infection among individuals who reside, work in, or visited the vicinity.

The Bukit Merah View cluster is one of the largest recent clusters, with 87 cases linked as of today.

MOH said that in order to disrupt any wider, undetected community transmission, the ministry has been conducting special testing operations for individuals in the area, as well as deploying wastewater testing in the area.

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