SINGAPORE: Singapore reported three new COVID-19 instances locally as of midday on Friday (Jun 11).
All three instances are presently unlinked, stated the Ministry of Well being (MOH) in its every day replace.
The three, which had been detected by surveillance, are a promoter at ION Orchard’s Guardian outlet, a janitor at Raffles Metropolis Tower and One Raffles Quay, and a sea crew member on tugboat Marina Ariel.
MOH stated that together with the Guardian promoter, ION Orchard now has three staff who had examined optimistic. The instances are being investigated.
To “break any potential chain of transmission and allow deep cleansing of the premises”, the mall will shut for 4 days beginning Saturday, MOH added.
The mall will reopen on Jun 16.
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THREE UNLINKED CASES
The Guardian promoter is a 57-year-old Singaporean lady, listed as case 64135.
She developed a dry throat on Monday however didn’t search medical consideration. She subsequently developed an ear ache on Thursday and sought remedy at a polyclinic, the place she took an antigen speedy check (ART) and a polymerase chain response (PCR) check.
Each outcomes got here again optimistic on the identical day. Her serology check result’s destructive.
The janitor is a 50-year-old Singaporean lady who’s employed by Marketing campaign Full options and listed as case 64139.
She is asymptomatic and was detected when she was examined on Thursday as a part of surveillance testing for mall cleaners.
Her check outcome got here again optimistic for COVID-19 on the identical day, whereas her serology check result’s destructive for the N antigen, suggesting the presence of early an infection.
She obtained her first dose of COVID-19 vaccine on Might 1 and the second dose on Might 29.
The ocean crew member is a 38-year-old Indonesian man who’s employed by Marina Offshore and listed as case 64149.
He developed a fever on Monday however didn’t search medical consideration. He then developed a lack of odor and style on Wednesday, and subsequently a headache and chills on Thursday. He reported his signs on the identical day, and was taken to a hospital and examined for COVID-19.
He had not disembarked from the vessel earlier than that.
His check outcome got here again optimistic for COVID-19 on Friday, together with his serology check outcome nonetheless pending.
There have been additionally six imported instances, who had been positioned on stay-home discover or remoted upon arrival in Singapore.
Amongst them had been three Singaporeans and two everlasting residents who had returned from India and the US.
The remaining imported case was a particular cross holder who’s a sea crew member. He had arrived from Indonesia on a vessel and was examined on board.
No new infections had been reported in migrant staff’ dormitories.
In all, Singapore reported 9 new COVID-19 instances on Friday.
PUBLIC PLACES VISITED BY CASES
Ang Mo Kio MRT station and the Guardian outlet at ION Orchard had been among the many locations visited by group instances throughout their infectious interval.
MOH’s full record of latest places is as follows:
MORE CASES DISCHARGED
The ministry stated 34 extra COVID-19 instances had been discharged from hospitals or group isolation services. In all, 61,799 have recovered from the an infection.
A complete of 133 instances are nonetheless in hospital, most of whom are steady or bettering, with one affected person who’s in vital situation handled within the intensive care unit. One other 279 are remoted and being cared for at group services.
General, the variety of new group instances has decreased from 139 instances within the week earlier than to 36 prior to now week. Unlinked instances locally have additionally fallen from 23 instances within the week earlier than to 9 prior to now week.
Among the many 87 confirmed instances reported from Jun 5 to Jun 11, 49 instances have examined optimistic for his or her serology exams, 30 have examined destructive and eight are nonetheless pending.
UPDATE ON HOUGANG AVENUE eight TESTING
MOH on Friday additionally supplied an replace on the obligatory testing at numerous Housing Board blocks in Hougang.
All had been discovered to be destructive for COVID-19.
Block 506 was on Jun Three recognized as a brand new COVID-19 cluster, prompting authorities to conduct a second spherical of testing there.
UP TO 5 IN A GROUP ALLOWED FROM JUN 14
Singapore will ease restrictions on group sizes for social gatherings from Jun 14, permitting 5 individuals in a gaggle, up from the present two.
5 distinct guests per family every day may even be allowed as Singapore begins to ease restrictions after a fall within the variety of COVID-19 group instances, the COVID-19 multi-ministry activity power introduced on Thursday.
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Social gatherings must be restricted to not more than two a day, as a part of step one in Singapore’s plan to maneuver again to Section 3 (Heightened Alert).
Extra restrictions shall be eased within the second step from Jun 21, when eating in can resume if the COVID-19 state of affairs stays below management within the coming weeks.
As of Friday, Singapore has reported 62,245 COVID-19 instances and 34 fatalities.