14 new imported cases include one who was on a controlled itinerary

Restaurant Beast & Butterflies at M Social Singapore and Bar Bar Black Sheep were among places visited by Covid-19 patients while they were still infectious, the Ministry of Health (MOH) said yesterday. Both are in Robertson Quay.

MOH provides a list of locations that infectious Covid-19 patients visited for at least 30 minutes, along with the times when they visited, to get people who were at those places at the same time to monitor their health closely for two weeks from the date of their visit.

Close contacts would already have been notified and there is no need to avoid those places as they would have been cleaned if necessary.

Yesterday, MOH announced 14 new coronavirus cases, all imported.

Thirteen of the 14 cases had been placed on stay-home notice on arrival in Singapore, said MOH.

The remaining case is a 28-year-old Dutch man who tested negative for Covid-19 on arrival in Singapore last Wednesday.

The short-term visit pass holder was on a controlled itinerary during his stay which was largely limited to his place of work on a vessel docked in Singapore, and his accommodation.

As part of the ministry's testing of such travellers, the Dutch man was tested again last Friday and confirmed positive on the same day. He was asymptomatic when he was tested but developed a fever on Saturday, said MOH.

The ministry added that all identified close contacts of the cases have been isolated and placed under quarantine. They will be tested at the start and end of their quarantine so that the ministry can detect asymptomatic cases.

Yesterday's new cases take Singapore's total to 59,800.

  • Update on cases

  • New cases: 14

    Imported: 14 (2 permanent residents, 1 long-term visit pass holder, 8 work permit holders, 3 short-term visit pass holders)

    In community: 0

    In dormitories: 0

    New community cases in the past week: 7

    (4 unlinked cases)

    Active cases: 150

    In hospitals: 32 (1 in ICU)

    In community facilities: 118

    Deaths: 29

    Patients with Covid-19 who died from other causes: 15

    Total discharged: 59,606

    Discharged yesterday: 17

    TOTAL CASES: 59,800

The number of new cases in the community increased to seven in the past week from two cases in the week before.

The number of unlinked cases in the community in a week also increased from two cases to four over the same period.

With 17 cases discharged yesterday, 59,606 patients have recovered from the disease.

There are 32 patients in hospital, including one who is in critical condition in the intensive care unit. Another 118 are recuperating in community facilities.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 15, 2021, with the headline '14 new imported cases include one who was on a controlled itinerary'. Subscribe