Singapore Polytechnic student tests positive for Covid-19

The areas of campus that the student had visited have been thoroughly cleaned and disinfected.
The areas of campus that the student had visited have been thoroughly cleaned and disinfected.ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG

SINGAPORE - A Singapore Polytechnic (SP) student has tested positive for Covid-19 on Saturday (May 15).

The patient is a second-year student from the Media, Arts and Design School, and was last on campus on Tuesday, SP said in a statement on Sunday. 

According to a Ministry of Health (MOH) press release on Sunday night, the boy works part time at an arts and craft shop in Westgate.

He developed a fever, cough and headache on 13 May and sought medical treatment at a GP clinic the next day, where he was tested for the virus.

His test result came back positive for Covid-19 infection on 15 May and his serology test result is pending.

Through contact tracing, MOH has issued quarantine orders to students and staff who had been in close contact with the infected student. Some of these include his classmates, SP said.

The areas of campus that the student had visited have been thoroughly cleaned and disinfected.

"We have advised the students concerned to monitor their health closely and will give them our fullest support to ensure that there is minimal impact to their learning through home-based learning," SP said.

"As a further precautionary measure, for the next two weeks starting Monday (May 17) to Friday (May 28), the labs and practical classes for all Year 2 students from MAD will be conducted online if suitable, or deferred till a later date," it added.

SP said it will conduct all lectures and tutorials online, while necessary labs, practical sessions and final year projects will be conducted in-person with the necessary safe management measures in place.