Little India restaurant added to list of places visited by infectious Covid-19 patients

A Covid-19 patient visited Mohammadi Restaurant in Lembu Road on Oct 10, 2020. PHOTO: SCREENGRAB FROM GOOGLE MAPS

SINGAPORE - Mohammadi Restaurant in Lembu Road in Little India has been added to the list of places visited by infectious Covid-19 patients, said the Ministry of Health (MOH) on Thursday night (Oct 15).

The patient visited the restaurant last Saturday, and was there between 1pm and 2pm.

MOH said that close contacts would already have been notified and that there is no need to avoid places on the list as they would have been cleaned if necessary.

The ministry provides the list of locations that infectious Covid-19 patients visited for at least 30 minutes and the times they visited to get people who were at these places at the same time to monitor their health closely for two weeks from the date of their visit.

The full list of locations and times can be found on the website.

There were three new coronavirus cases reported on Thursday (Oct 15), bringing Singapore's total to 57,892.

Of these, none were community cases.

Two of the three new cases were imported, comprising one Singaporean who returned from the United States, and a work permit holder who returned from Indonesia.

All the imported cases were placed on stay-home notices upon arrival in Singapore, said MOH.

The last new case is a patient from a worker's dormitory, who was detected through routine testing of workers living in dorms. He was asymptomatic when tested.

The Covid-19 cluster at SCM Tuas Lodge has been closed as it has had no new cases linked to it for 28 days, or two incubation periods, said MOH.

The average number of new daily cases in the community in a week has decreased from an average of one case per day two weeks ago, to an average of fewer than one case per day in the past week. The number of unlinked cases in the community in a week has also decreased from a daily average of fewer than one case per day to none in the same period.

With 12 cases discharged on Thursday, 57, 749 patients have fully recovered from the disease.

A total of 36 patients remain in hospital, with none in intensive care, while 64 are recuperating in community facilities.

Singapore has had 28 deaths from Covid-19 complications, while 15 who tested positive have died of other causes.

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