Night Safari & Katong Shopping Centre among new locations visited by infectious Covid-19 cases in S'pore

Tonight's update in full.

Lean Jinghui | June 16, 2021, 10:53 PM

The Ministry of Health (MOH) confirmed 24 new cases of Covid-19 in Singapore on Wednesday, June 16.

This brings the total number of Covid-19 cases in Singapore to 62,339.

19 locally-transmitted cases, five imported cases

There are 19 locally-transmitted cases, all of whom are in the community.

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

Nine were detected through surveillance, amongst whom six are linked to previous cases and three are currently unlinked.

Five of the cases are imported; they were all placed on Stay-Home Notice (SHN) upon arrival in Singapore.

Two are returning Singaporeans while three are Work Permit Holders from Indonesia.

10 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.

10 new locations were added to the list on June 16, including Night Safari, a wet market at Chinatown complex, and Fu Lu Shou complex.

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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