On Wednesday (7 Apr), 35 new cases of COVID-19 were reported in Singapore, with one case of community infection. The remaining 34 cases are imported.
On the same day, the Ministry of Health (MOH) added two more locations to the list of public places visited by COVID-19 cases while they were infectious.
The two new locations are:
- Prime supermarket at Block 373 Bukit Batok Street 31 on 3 Apr between 7:30am and 8:40am
- Bukit Gombak Wet Market at Block 374 Bukit Batok Street 31 on 4 Apr between 7am and 9am
Those identified as close contacts of the confirmed COVID-19 cases have already been notified by MOH.
MOH also advised that people who had visited the above locations during the stated timings should “monitor their health closely for 14 days from their date of visit”.
“They should see a doctor promptly if they develop symptoms of acute respiratory infection (such as cough, sore throat and runny nose), as well as fever and loss of taste or smell, and inform the doctor of their exposure history.”
If you’re unsure of whether or not you have been to any of the listed locations, you may use the SafeEntry Location Matching Self-Check service through the TraceTogether app or the SingPass app.
You may also refer to this link to check if you have visited any of the affected locations.
According to MOH, there is no need for members of the public to avoid locations that have been visited by confirmed COVID-19 cases, as the National Environment Agency (NEA) will work with the management of the affected areas to administer disinfection and cleaning services.
Sole Community Infection is Currently Unlinked
The sole community infection reported yesterday is a 40-year-old female Myanmar national who is currently unlinked. She is a foreign domestic worker who arrived from Myanmar on 13 Nov 2020 and had served her Stay-Home Notice (SHN) upon arrival.
When she took the COVID-19 test on 23 Nov last year, her test result came back negative.
However, when she was serving her SHN, she had been identified as a close contact of another confirmed COVID-19 case during their flight to Singapore.
She was quarantined from 24-27 Nov last year and started working on 27 Nov.
She came down with a headache on 2 Apr 2021 and shortness of breath on 4 Apr. She sought medical help on 4 Apr and had to undergo a COVID-19 test, which came back positive on the same day.
She underwent another test by the National Public Health laboratory on 5 Apr, which came back negative. Her serological test result came back positive, pointing towards a past infection.
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