All 26 Hua Zai outlets closed from 1-14 June amid linked COVID cases

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NTUC Foodfare at 308 Anchorvale Road. (SCREENSHOT: Google Maps)
NTUC Foodfare at 308 Anchorvale Road. (SCREENSHOT: Google Maps)

SINGAPORE — All 26 Hua Zai Eating House outlets will be closed from 1 June for two weeks and re-open on 15 June following the detection of COVID-19 cases linked to an outlet at Anchorvale, the Ministry of Health (MOH) said on Tuesday (1 June).

In its daily COVID-19 report, MOH said that it is investigating cases of infection amongst individuals who work at Hua Zai outlets. “Our epidemiological investigations have found that there is likely ongoing transmission among individuals who work at some of the Hua Zai outlets.”

The Hua Zai outlet in NTUC Foodfare (308 Anchorvale Road) has been closed since 30 May, after a number of cases linked to the coffee shop were detected.

As of Tuesday, the NTUC Foodfare (308 Anchorvale Road) cluster has a total of nine cases, with the two most recent cases added to the cluster on 30 May. The source of the cluster is a 33-year-old Malaysian man who works as a kitchen assistant at Hua Zai. He was confirmed to have COVID-19 on 29 May.

On Tuesday, the MOH reported 18 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore, taking the country's total case count to 62,069.

Of them, 15 are local cases in the community with eight linked to previous infections. The three remaining new cases are imported.

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