Haig Road and Chong Pang market to shut till August 4 due to recent Covid-19 cases in Singapore.
Singapore: Two more markets and food centers will be closed after 35 new Covid-19 cases are reported among people who worked or visited those places. Therefore, markets affected by covid 19 badly in Singapore.
The Ministry of Health (MOH) said it had detected 25 such cases in the Haig Road market and food center and 10 cases in the Chong Pang market.
Both places will be closed to the public from Wednesday (July 21) until August 4 to break the chain of transmission and allow deep cleaning of the facilities; the Health Ministry said Tuesday night.
The ministry previously announced that the Chong Boon Food Market and Center had been closed from July 18 to August 1.
“All the people working in the market and the food center have previously been quarantined and analyzed during the quarantine,” the Health Ministry said.
To discover any cases of infection in the community, it will also extend the free Covid-19 testing to members of the public who have visited the Chong Boon Market and Food Center between July 3-17.
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The Ministry of Health is also investigating cases of #Covid-19 infection among social hostesses who had frequented KTV lounges or clubs that currently operate as food and beverage outlets and their close contacts.
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All visitors to the affected facilities are advised to closely monitor their health and minimize social interactions as much as possible. For 14 days from the date of their visitor interaction, the Health Ministry said, adding that visitors should see a doctor immediately if they feel unwell.
“We also advise all visitors to food markets and centers to avoid crowds and do their marketing outside of peak hours, or in supermarkets, and to strictly observe safe management measures,” he said.
Covid 19 Phase 2 in Singapore?
Singapore Covid 19 cases raise an all-time high of 182 Covid-19 cases on Tuesday, with 142 linked to the Jurong fishing port group and 14 to the KTV group, the Health Ministry said in its update.
It brings the total number of cases in the Jurong fishing port group to 321 and in the KTV group to 207.
On Tuesday, there were 26 active groups of infection, ranging from three to 321 cases.
The Health Ministry said it has been monitoring existing clusters for any additional transmission. “As there have been no more cases linked to the 64233 and 90 Redhill Close case groups during the last two incubation periods (28 days), the groups have now been closed.”
The ministry said an increase in the number of cases is likely to be reported in the coming days as it intensifies efforts to detect new cases.
The Health Ministry also provided an update on vaccination in Singapore, noting that around 6.84 million doses of Covid-19 vaccines have been administered under the national vaccination program.
Some 4.16 million people have received at least one dose of the vaccine, and 2.79 million people have completed the full vaccination regimen.
During the past 28 days, 10 patients were admitted to intensive care or required supplemental oxygen. A patient died.
Among them, seven were not vaccinated, while three had received a dose of the vaccine. None were fully vaccinated.
There are 332 Covid-19 patients still in hospital, including one critical condition in intensive care and five requiring oxygen support.
The locally transmitted cases on Tuesday included 26 new unrelated cases. There were also 13 imported cases, bringing Singapore’s total Covid-19 infection cases to 195.
Overall, the number of new cases in the community increased from 37 cases in the previous week to 643 cases last week.
The number of unrelated cases in the community also increased from 10 cases in the previous week to 68 cases last week.
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