On July 16, Jurong Fishery Port was identified as a Covid-19 cluster.
11 markets detected
Following this development, MOH announced today (July 17) that it has detected cases of Covid-19 infection among fishmongers working at the following markets and food centres:
- Amoy Street Food Centre
- Chong Pang Market & Food Centre
- Whampoa Wet Market
- Telok Blangah Crescent Block 11
- Taman Jurong Market
- Redhill Market
- Geylang Serai Malay Market
- Geylang Bahru Market
- 527 Ang Mo Kio Market
- 726 West Coast Wet Market
- Bukit Timah Wet Market
Most have tested positive via Antigen Rapid Tests (ART) and are being confirmed with polymerase chain reaction (PCR) testing.
Epidemiological investigations found that they are likely to have been infected through contact with stallholders at Jurong Fishery Port.
According to MOH, the testing of fishmongers is still ongoing.
As there is a risk of transmission to other markets and food centres, MOH is conducting aggressive contact tracing, quarantine and testing to ringfence the cases and prevent further spread.
Fishmongers from all markets will receive an SMS "Health Risk Warning" on July 18, and will be required under the law to get tested at designated testing centres and self-isolate until they receive a negative test from their first PCR test.
They will be issued with self-test ART kits and will be required to self-administer an ART test on the seventh day from the last exposure.
Fishmongers will also be required to undergo a second PCR test at designated testing centres around the 14th day from their date of last known exposure.
The ministry advised members of the public to do their marketing during off-peak hours, or at supermarkets. They should also strictly observe safe management measures.
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