Seven new imported cases, none in community or dorms

The Anytime Fitness gym at Nanyang Community Club and Ice Cream Chefs in Upper Thomson were among the new places visited by Covid-19 patients while they were infectious, said MOH. PHOTOS: ANYTIMEFITNESSJURONGWEST/INSTAGRAM, GOOGLE MAPS

A gym in Jurong West, an ice cream shop in the Upper Thomson area and a foodcourt in Changi Airport Terminal 3 were among the new places visited by infectious Covid-19 patients, the Ministry of Health (MOH) said yesterday.

Of the new places added to a list of locations visited by such patients, the Health Ministry said that six visits were recorded at Anytime Fitness gym at Nanyang Community Club in Jurong West.

The other new places are Our Tampines Hub's Rumah Makan Minang restaurant, Changi Airport Terminal 3's Kopitiam and the Ice Cream Chefs shop in Upper Thomson.

MOH provides the list of locations that infectious Covid-19 patients visited for at least 30 minutes and the times that 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.

The ministry has said that close contacts would have been notified and there is no need to avoid these places as they would have been cleaned, if necessary.

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

Singapore also confirmed seven new coronavirus cases yesterday. All were imported.

They comprised one permanent resident (PR), one work pass holder and five work permit holders.

The PR is a 70-year-old man who arrived from Belgium, while the work pass holder is a 34-year-old man who travelled from Switzerland.

Four of the work permit holders came from Myanmar and one arrived from the Philippines.

They had all been placed on stay-home notices on arrival in Singapore and were tested while serving their notices.

There were no new cases from workers' dormitories and no new Covid-19 clusters announced yesterday.

Yesterday's new Covid-19 cases take Singapore's total to 57,987.

The number of new cases in the community has increased from two cases two weeks ago to three in the past week, MOH added.

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

With seven cases discharged yesterday, 57,875 patients have fully recovered from the disease.

A total of 40 patients remain in hospital, while 29 are in community facilities. There are no patients in intensive care.

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

  • Update on cases

  • New cases: 7

    Imported: 7 (1 permanent resident, 1 work pass holder, 5 work permit holders)

    In community: 0

    In dormitories: 0

    Active cases: 69

    In hospitals: 40 (0 in ICU)

    In community facilities: 29

    Deaths: 28

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

    Total discharged: 57,875

    Discharged yesterday: 7

    TOTAL CASES: 57,987

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 29, 2020, with the headline Seven new imported cases, none in community or dorms. Subscribe