Katong Shopping Centre & V Mall among new locations visited by infectious Covid-19 cases

Seven new locations were visited by Covid-19 cases.

Matthias Ang | June 19, 2021, 11:02 PM

The Ministry of Health (MOH) confirmed 21 new cases of Covid-19 in Singapore on Saturday, June 19, 2021.

This brings the total number of Covid-19 cases in Singapore to 62,403.

14 locally-transmitted cases, seven imported cases

There are 14 locally-transmitted cases, with no dormitory cases.

Seven are linked to previous cases and have already been placed on quarantine.

The other seven were detected through surveillance, amongst whom three are linked to previous cases and four are currently unlinked.

Seven of the cases are imported.

All were placed on Stay-Home Notice (SHN) upon arrival in Singapore.

Amongst the seven imported cases, three (Cases 64337, 64338 and 64339) are Singaporeans and four (Cases 64320, 64327, 64335 and 64341) are Singapore Permanent Residents who returned from India, Thailand and the UAE.

They have all already been placed on SHN upon arrival in Singapore and were tested while serving SHN.

Overall, the number of new cases in the community has increased from 32 cases in the week before to 109 cases in the past week.

The number of unlinked cases in the community has also increased from 14 cases in the week before to 18 cases in the past week. MOH will continue to closely monitor these numbers, as well as the cases detected through its surveillance programme.

Amongst the 140 confirmed cases reported from June 13 to June 19, 48 cases have tested positive for their serology tests, 82 have tested negative, and 10 serology test results are pending.

Seven 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.

Seven new locations were added to the list on June 19:

  • Union United Employment Pte Ltd at Katong Shopping Centre (865 Mountbatten Road),
  • Harvester Community Church at Harvest Care Centre (165 Sims Ave),
  • FairPrice Finest at Katong V Mall (30 East Coast Road),
  • NTUC FairPirce  (50 Havelock Road),
  • Joo Chiat Complex (1 Joo Chiat Road),
  • Public Free Clinic (245 Tampines Street 21), and
  • Bakery Point at Redhill MRT station (920 Tiong Bahru Road).

The new locations visited have been highlighted and can be found in the full list of locations visited by cases in the community during their infectious period in the past 14 days below:

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, MOH said.

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

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