Authorities order extension of BHG Bugis Junction closure to public until August 30

For five more days.

Lean Jinghui | August 26, 2021, 12:02 AM

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The Ministry of Health (MOH) has confirmed 120 new cases of Covid-19 infection in Singapore as of 12pm on Wednesday (August 25).

This brings the total number of Covid-19 cases in Singapore to 66,812.

Closure of BHG Bugis Junction

MOH is investigating cases of Covid-19 infection amongst individuals who work in or visited Bugis Junction.

A cluster of 20 cases of Covid-19 infection amongst individuals who work in Bugis Junction (200 Victoria Street) was first reported on Aug. 24.

A total of 61 cases are currently linked to the cluster, with 38 new cases added today.

Of the 61 cases, 51 are staff who work in Bugis Junction, of whom 46 are staff of BHG, and 10 are visitors to the mall.

To break any potential chain of transmission and enable deep cleaning of the premises, the closure of BHG Bugis Junction to all members of the public will be extended for another five days until Aug. 30, 2021 (inclusive).

Staff who have been working in affected shops at Bugis Junction are being tested, and close contacts of confirmed cases will be quarantined.

To uncover any community infection cases, MOH has extended free Covid-19 testing to members of the public who had visited the retail shops or used the services or facilities at Bugis Junction between Aug. 17 and 24.

Individuals who had only walked through the mall to connect to neighbouring buildings or Bugis need not be tested.

Please refer to this link for details on the testing operations.

All visitors to Bugis Junction between the above stated period are advised to monitor their health closely, and minimise social interactions as far as possible, for 14 days from their date of visit.

They are encouraged to see a doctor immediately if they feel unwell.

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