Infectious Covid-19 patients visited Jurong West wet market and Jurong Point FairPrice Xtra

An active case visited the Jurong Point FairPrice Xtra from 1pm to 2pm on May 24, 2020.
An active case visited the Jurong Point FairPrice Xtra from 1pm to 2pm on May 24, 2020.PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - The Ministry of Health (MOH) has named the wet market at Block 963 Jurong West Street 91 and the FairPrice Xtra at Jurong Point as public places visited by people with Covid-19 for more than 30 minutes when they were infectious.

It added these two spots to Jurong Point's FairPrice outlet and Shokutsu Ten Japanese Food Street on the list that was first provided on Monday (May 25).

The ministry said the list is being given as a precautionary measure to inform those who were at these locations to monitor their health closely for two weeks from the date of their visit.

They should see a doctor promptly if they develop symptoms. 

An earlier confirmed case visited the wet market on May 24 from 6am to 8am. And an earlier active case visited Jurong Point FairPrice Xtra on the same day from 1pm to 2pm.

There were 383 new coronavirus cases reported on Tuesday.

Of these, two were community cases: a Singaporean and a Malaysian work permit holder.

The Singaporean, a 30-year-old woman, is an asymptomatic and unlinked pre-school centre employee.

The Malaysian works at an institute of higher learning (IHL).

The ministry said both were detected via proactive screening but it did not name the pre-school and IHL.

The remaining 381 cases are migrant workers living in dormitories.

With 706 new cases discharged on Tuesday, a total of 16,435 patients have fully recovered from the disease, or more than half of 32,343 Covid-19 patients in Singapore.

 
 
 
 

As of Tuesday, 585 remain in hospital, including eight in intensive care unit. A total of 15,291 are in community facilities. 

The ministry had said earlier on Tuesday that the lower number of cases is partly due to fewer tests being conducted. This is believed to be because of the Hari Raya Puasa public holiday on Monday.

No new clusters were reported for the third successive day.

The average number of new daily community cases has risen in recent days, with MOH attributing it partly to active surveillance and screening of nursing home residents and pre-school staff.

This has increased from four two weeks ago to seven in the past week, while the number of unlinked community cases has remained stable at two per day for the last two weeks.

Twenty-three people have died from Covid-19 complications here, while nine who tested positive have died from other causes.

Globally, the outbreak, which began in December last year, has infected more than 5.5 million people. Some 347,000 have died.