KTV cluster contacts will receive 'Health Risk Warning' SMS, required by law to get tested for Covid-19

They will need to test themselves three times.

Joshua Lee | July 16, 2021, 05:45 PM

The Ministry of Health (MOH) is aggressively ringfencing cases linked to the KTV Covid-19 cluster using SafeEntry data.

MOH said on July 16 that individuals who have been identified to have visited hotspots at the same time as a confirmed Covid-19 case will receive an SMS “Health Risk Warning”.

Will need to take 2 PCR tests, 1 ART

They will be required under the law to get tested at a designated testing centre and self-isolate until they receive a negative test from their first polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test.

Even if they test negative, they should avoid interaction for 14 days after their last exposure. This is an added precaution because they might be incubating the virus.

When they go for their mandatory PCR test, they will be given an Antigen Rapid Test (ART) to test themself again on the seventh day after exposure.

They will then need to take a second PCR test on the 14th day from the exposure.

Visitors to locations where nightlife establishments are located will also receive SMS

Visitors to the places where these nightlife establishments are located will also be sent the SMS “Health Risk Alert” but they will not be required by law to get tested.

The ministry advised that these people should monitor their health and limit their interactions with others for 14 days from their last exposure as an added precaution.

Separately, individuals who visited nightlife establishments that are operating as F&B establishments, and/or interacted with social hostesses in any settings between June 29, 2021 and July 15, 2021 are to come forward for a free swab test.

They may also go to a private clinic and pay for tests. Similarly, individuals who develop any acute respiratory symptoms, such as cough, runny nose or fever, should see their doctor immediately.

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