Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has urged all Singaporeans to get vaccinated against Covid-19, especially the seniors.
On Saturday (July 17), the Ministry of Health (MOH) reported that Covid-19 cases have been detected at a number of markets in Singapore.
They are likely linked to the Jurong Fishery Port cluster.
Chong Boon Market and Food Centre closed
One of the affected markets is Chong Boon Market and Food Centre in Ang Mo Kio.
MOH said that the market will be closed to all members of the public from July 18 to August 1 to break the chain of transmission and enable deep cleaning of the premises.
In addition, all individuals who work in the market and food centre will be placed on quarantine, and tested during quarantine.
In a Facebook post on Sunday (July 18), PM Lee addressed Chong Boon Market's closure.
PM Lee, who is a Member of Parliament (MP) for Ang Mo Kio GRC, said: "I know this will inconvenience AMK residents, but please bear with us while we work through this."
He also urged Ang Mo Kio residents to update the senior residents who may not have heard the news.
Vaccinating everyone is the "most important way" to stay safe
Addressing the new clusters that emerged, including the KTV lounges and Jurong Fishery Port clusters, PM Lee said that the "most important way" to keep Singapore safe is to vaccinate everyone.
"All of us have to do our part to keep Singapore safe and get us to the new normal. The recent large clusters from the KTV lounges and Jurong Fishery Port remind us why we must all get vaccinated, especially our seniors who can get seriously ill if infected."
He added that the country is "on track" to fully vaccinate two-thirds of the population by National Day.
You can read PM Lee's full Facebook post here:
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