Hong Lim Market & Food Centre closed suddenly for 2 weeks as it's part of new Covid-19 cluster

Sudden closure.

Belmont Lay | July 17, 2021, 03:51 AM

Hong Lim Market & Food Centre will be closed to the public from July 17 to 31, 2021, the Ministry of Health (MOH) said on Friday, July 16.

This was after two new clusters were found.

One cluster is at Jurong Fishery Port and the food centre.

The other cluster is at the Khoi Grill and Hotpot eatery at 283 Jalan Besar.

All three venues will close for two weeks.

The closure will enable deep cleaning and to break the chain of transmission.

Seven cases were linked to each of the two new clusters.

Mandatory testing

Mandatory Covid-19 testing will be conducted for all who visited Jurong Fishery Port between July 3 and 16.

Free Covid-19 testing will also be extended to members of the public who visited Hong Lim Market & Food Centre between July 2 and 16.

The public can refer to this website for details on the testing operations.

Growing KTV cluster

MOH reported 53 new locally transmitted cases on July 16, 32 of which belonged to the growing KTV cluster.

The 32 cases make the KTV cluster the largest active cluster.

It has ballooned to 120 cases after it was first reported just three days ago.