All Hua Zai food stalls to close for 14 days amid 'likely ongoing transmission' among workers

There are 7 unlinked cases.

Andrew Koay | June 01, 2021, 11:12 PM

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The Ministry of Health (MOH) has confirmed 18 new cases of Covid-19 in Singapore as of 12pm on Jun. 1.

This brings the total number of cases to 62,069.

There are 15 cases in the community today, of whom 8 are linked to previous cases and 7 are currently unlinked.

Hua Zai cases

MOH also announced that it was investigating cases of Covid-19 infection among individuals working at Hua Zai outlets.

Epidemiological investigations indicated that there is likely ongoing transmission among these employees.

The Hua Zai outlet at NTUC Foodfare (308 Anchorvale Road) has been closed since May 30, following the detection of cases linked to the coffee shop.

All outlets will now be closed to the public from June 1 for 14 days.

Unlinked cases

1. A homemaker

Case 63922 is a 52-year-old female Singaporean who is a homemaker.

She developed a fever on May 30 and sought medical treatment at a general practitioner (GP) clinic on the same day — where she was tested for Covid-19.

Her test came back positive on May 31. Her serology test came back negative.

2. A resident at home for people with disabilities

Case 63924 is a 37-year-old female Singaporean who is a resident at [email protected], a home for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

She developed a runny nose and cough on May 30, before coming down with a fever on May 30.

She was conveyed to a polyclinic the next day where she underwent both an antigen rapid test (ART) and a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test.

Both returned positive results on May 31. Her serology test is pending.

3. A security guard

Case 63930 is a 72-year-old male Singaporean employed by SMN Elite Security Services as a security guard at Shriro House (11 Chang Charn Road).

He developed a cough on May 26 but did not seek medical attention until he developed shortness of breath on the night of May 30.

He then sought medical treatment at Sengkang General Hospital the next day where he was tested for Covid-19.

His test result came back positive for an infection on May 31. His serology test result is pending.

4. A retiree

Case 63931 is an 82-year-old male Singaporean who is a retiree.

He developed a cough on May 20 but did not seek medical attention until May 27 when he visited a GP for a bloated stomach and breathing discomfort.

However, he was not tested for Covid-19 as he did not report an acute respiratory infection symptoms.

On May 31, he returned to the GP seeking treatment for fever and cough, and was tested for Covid-19.

His test result came back positive for an infection the next day. His serology test result is negative.

5. A Hotel Boss desk staff

Case 63932 is a 46-year-old male Singaporean who works as a front desk staff at Hotel Boss.

He developed a fever and cough on May 30 and sought medical treatment at a polyclinic on May 31.

There he was administered both an ART and PCR test, and was immediately isolated when his ART test result came back positive on the same day.

His PCR test result came back positive for an infection later that day; his serology test result is pending.

Case 63932 received his first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine on May 1, and the second dose on May 27.

6. A carpark officer

Case 63934 is a 29-year-old male Malaysian who works as a carpark roving officer at TOP Parking Pte Ltd.

He developed a fever and body aches on May 29 but did not seek medical treatment until May 31 when he visited a GP.

There he was administer both an ART and PCR test and was immediately isolated when his ART test came back positive on the same day.

His PCR test came back positive on June 1; his serology test result is pending.

7. A delivery rider for Pizza Hut

Case 63936 is a 26-year-old male Malaysian who works as a delivery rider for Pizza Hut (Hougang Green).

He was tested for Covid-19 on May 26 as part of our special testing operations for delivery riders working in Hougang and his test result was negative.

He developed a fever, cough, chills and loss of taste on May 31 and sought medical treatment at a GP the same day.

There he underwent both an ART and PCR test and was immediately isolated when his ART came back positive.

His PCR test came back with a positive result the next day; his serology test result is still pending.

Linked cases

The remaining 8 cases are linked to existing cases or clusters.

  • One case is linked to Hong Ye Group cleaners cluster
  • One case is linked to the Tektronix cluster
  • One case is linked to the cluster related to Case 63399
  • One case is linked to the cluster related to Case 63660
  • One case is linked to the cluster related to Case 63743
  • Two cases are linked to the cluster related to Case 63887
  • One case is household contact o Case 63922

Three imported cases

Among the three imported cases confirmed on June 1, were two Singaporeans who returned from India and the Philippines.

The remaining case is a Short-Term Visit Pass holder who arrived from the Philippines for a work project here.

22 cases discharged

22 more cases of Covid-19 infection have been discharged from hospitals or community isolation facilities.

In all, 61,481 have fully recovered from the infection and have been discharged from hospitals or community care facilities.

There are currently 217 confirmed cases who are still in hospital. Of these, most are stable or improving, and two are in critical condition in the intensive care unit.

338 are isolated and cared for at community facilities. These are those who have mild symptoms, or are clinically well but still test positive for Covid-19.

33 have passed away from complications due to Covid-19 infection.

Here is an overview of the progress of Singapore's vaccination programme:

Here's an overview of the local Covid-19 situation in the past weeks:

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