Bedok North Zika cluster closed after no new cases for two weeks

Fogging activities being carried out around Block 401 at Bedok North Avenue 3 on Sept 1, 2016.
Fogging activities being carried out around Block 401 at Bedok North Avenue 3 on Sept 1, 2016. ST PHOTO: MARK CHEONG

SINGAPORE - The Zika cluster at Bedok North was closed on Friday, the second one to close since the outbreak began in Singapore on Aug 27.

There were five cases at this cluster which included Bedok North Avenue 3, Bedok North Avenue 2 and Bedok North Street 3.

No new cases have been found in the area in the last two weeks.

There were no new Zika cases reported on Friday (Sept 30), said the National Environment Agency. The number of locally-transmitted cases for 2016 is now 398.

The first cluster to be declared closed was at Bishan Street 12 on Wednesday.

There are now seven remaining Zika clusters around the island. Six have not seen any cases in the last two weeks.

Only the Aljunied cluster has had five new cases. There are now 298 cases there.