Church of the Holy Cross in Clementi closed for 14 days after 2 Covid-19 cases detected

Both cases attended Mass on July 25.

Matthias Ang | July 31, 2021, 08:17 PM

The Church of the Holy Cross at Clementi has been closed for 14 days, from July 31, 1pm to August 14, 1pm, after two cases of Covid-19 were detected at the church, according to the parish priest Henry Siew.

Deep cleaning of the church has also been undertaken.

Both cases attended Mass at the church on July 25

According to Facebook posts by the church, both of the cases attended a 7.30am Mass at the church on July 25.

The first case that was detected is fully vaccinated and asymptomatic.

On July 26, she tested positive and was quarantined.

The church added that she is likely to have been infected from a market she visited earlier.

The parish office was then contacted by the Ministry of Health (MOH) on July 27.

Worshippers who were in the same zone as the woman were contacted and placed under home quarantine order on July 28.

As for the second case, she happened to be seated in the same zone as the first case during Mass.

She was placed under home quarantine on July 28 and given a PCR test that came back positive the following day.

The second case was then transferred from home to hospital quarantine on July 30 after MOH contacted her.

The church added that all parishioners who have been exposed to the two cases will be contacted by MOH and placed under quarantine.

However, the post regarding the second case did not mention if she was vaccinated or asymptomatic.

Top image via Church of the Holy Cross