Mustafa Centre, Jem, ICA building among additions to COVID list of venues

Staff Writer, Singapore
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Customers observe social distancing as they stand in line outside the Mustafa Center on Saturday, May 16, 2020 in Singapore’s Little India district. Singapore has reported more than 27,000 COVID-19 cases, with 90% of the cases linked to foreign workers dormitories, but it has a low fatality rate of 21 deaths. (AP Photo/YK Chan)
Mustafa Centre. (AP file photo)

SINGAPORE — Several major shopping malls, the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) building, and a travel agency were among the additions made by the Ministry of Health (MOH) on Friday (29 October) to a list of places visited by community cases while infectious.

Mustafa Centre was visited on 24 October from 12pm to 1.35pm, while Jem’s H&M outlet was visited twice on 16 October from 7.35pm to 8.35pm and 28 October from 5.10pm to 6pm. Jeml’s Uniqlo outlet was also visited on 16 October from 8.30pm to 9.45pm.

City Square Mall’s McDonald’s outlet was visited on 26 October from 2.35pm to 3.20pm, while Hillion Mall’s McDonald’s outlet was visited on 17 October from 6.35am to 7.40am and 21 October from 6.40am to 7.20am.

Westgate’s IT system and service provider QCD Technology was visited on 28 October from 6.10pm to 7.15pm.

The ICA building was visited on 17 October from 7.55am to 9am, while International Plaza’s BLS International – Indian Passport, Visa Application Centre was visited on 21 October from 9.15am to 10.15am.

Jetspeed Travel at 3 Coleman Street was visited on 26 October from 4.55pm to 7pm.

Those who had been identified as close contacts of confirmed cases would already have been notified, said the MOH.

As a precautionary measure, visitors who had been at these locations during the specified timings should monitor their health closely for 14 days from their date of visit, it added.

They should see a doctor if they develop symptoms of acute respiratory infection – such as cough, sore throat and runny nose – as well as fever and loss of taste or smell, and inform the doctor of their exposure history.

Individuals may access the SafeEntry Location Matching Self-Check service via the TraceTogether App, SingPass Mobile, or at wereyouthere.safeentry.gov.sg to check whether they were at these locations during the specified timings, based on their own SafeEntry records.

“There is no need to avoid places where confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been. The National Environment Agency will engage the management of affected premises to provide guidance on cleaning and disinfection,” the ministry added.

The list of visited public venues excludes residence, workplaces, healthcare facilities, and public transport and will be updated on a rolling 14-days basis, or one incubation period, and as epidemiological investigations progress.

On the same day, the MOH confirmed nine new COVID-19 cases in Singapore, taking the country’s total to 58,003.

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