Pure Fitness at Ngee Ann City visited 10 times by Covid-19 cases while infectious

Pure Fitness gym was visited a total of 10 times by Covid-19 cases between March 18 and March 29, 2021. PHOTOS: ST FILE, PURE-FITNESS.COM

SINGAPORE - Pure Fitness gym at Ngee Ann City was visited a total of 10 times by Covid-19 cases while they were infectious between March 18 and March 29, said the Ministry of Health (MOH) on Thursday (April 1).

Two restaurants in Orchard Road - Akashi at Paragon and Paul at Ngee Ann City - and Cherry Discotheque at Keck Seng Tower in Cecil Street were also added to the list of locations visited by Covid-19 cases while they were infectious.

Anyone who had been at these locations during the specified timings should monitor their health closely for two weeks from their date of visit, MOH said.

They should see a doctor promptly if they develop symptoms like a sore throat, fever, or loss of taste or smell, and inform the doctor of their exposure history.

There were also 26 new coronavirus cases confirmed on Thursday - all imported and placed on stay-home notice upon arrival in Singapore.

The caseload included 23 who were asymptomatic and were detected from screening and surveillance, while three were symptomatic.

The cases include three Singaporeans and one permanent resident, who returned from Belgium, India, Indonesia and Yemen.

Another two cases are student's pass holders who arrived from India. There is also a work pass holder who travelled from Japan.

Seventeen cases are work permit holders who arrived from Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, the Philippines and the United Arab Emirates, of which three are foreign domestic workers.

The remaining two cases are short-term visit pass holders who travelled from Indonesia and India to visit family members here.

There were no new community cases reported on Thursday and none from migrant workers' dormitories.

The new case numbers brought Singapore's total to 60,407.

The Ministry of Health said the number of new cases in the community had increased from none last week, to three in the past week.

The number of unlinked cases in the community had also increased from zero to three in the same period.

With 12 cases discharged on Thursday, 60,146 people have fully recovered from Covid-19.

There are 38 patients in hospital, including one in critical condition in the intensive care unit, while 178 are recuperating in community facilities.

Singapore has had 30 deaths from Covid-19 complications, while 15 who tested positive have died of other causes.

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