The Ministry of Health (MOH) confirmed 27 new cases of Covid-19 in Singapore on Thursday, June 17.
This brings the total number of Covid-19 cases in Singapore to 62,366.
20 locally-transmitted cases, seven imported cases
There are 20 locally-transmitted cases, all of whom are in the community.
14 are linked to previous cases and were already placed on quarantine.
Six were detected through surveillance, amongst whom five are linked to previous cases and one is currently unlinked.
Seven of the cases are imported; they were all placed on Stay-Home Notice (SHN) or isolated upon arrival in Singapore.
One is a Singaporean and two are Singapore Permanent Residents who returned from India.
Three are Work Permit holders who arrived from Indonesia and Malaysia, of whom two are foreign domestic workers.
One entered Singapore from Indonesia without valid documentation and was arrested by the Singapore Police Force's Police Coast Guard.
Four 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.
Four new locations were added to the list on June 16, which are Tiong Bahru Yong Tau Hu (56 Eng Soon Street), Tiong Bahru Plaza, Giant Express (86 Redhill Close), and VivoCity Toys "R" Us.
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.
The Ministry of Health is currently investigating cases of Covid-19 infection amongst individuals who work in or visited particular premises in Redhill.
The locations are: 78, 79, 80, 84 and 85 Redhill Lane, 86 Redhill Close, 18 Jalan Membina and Tiong Bahru Yong Tao Hu Coffeeshop (56 Eng Hoon Street).
The ministry will conduct special testing operations for all staff and tenants who have been working at these premises in order to disrupt any wider, undetected community transmission.
Free Covid-19 testing will also be extended to members of the public who had visited:
- Any of the shops at 78, 79, 80, 84 and 85 Redhill Lane and 86 Redhill Close between June 1-15, 2021;
- Any of the shops at 18 Jalan Membina between June 9-15, 2021; and
- Tiong Bahru Yong Tao Hu Coffeeshop between June 7-14
Please refer to https://go.gov.sg/rh-tb-testing for details on the testing operations.
All visitors to these premises during the specified dates are advised to monitor their health closely, and minimise social interactions as far as possible, for 14 days from their date of visit.
They are also encouraged to see a doctor immediately if they feel unwell.
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