Schoolmate of earlier case at Yio Chu Kang Primary School and a 6-year-old student at Palm View Primary School test positive for COVID19
SINGAPORE: Nineteen community cases were among 31 new COVID-19 infections reported in Singapore as of noon on Saturday (May 15), said the Ministry ...
BookmarkSINGAPORE: Nineteen community cases were among 31 new COVID-19 infections reported in Singapore as of noon on Saturday (May 15), said the Ministry of Health (MOH).This comes after two consecutive days of 24 new community cases each on Thursday and Friday.
AdvertisementAdvertisementSeventeen of Saturday's new community cases were linked to previous clusters, of which 11 had already been placed on quarantine earlier. Two cases are currently unlinked.3 MORE CASES LINKED TO LEARNING POINT TUTORThree more cases have been linked to a Learning Point tutor, said MOH in an update early on Sunday.
The first case is a 41-year-old Singaporean who works as a sales personnel at Aero Light. He is a family member and household contact of an eight-year-old Kong Hwa School student who previously tested positive.The other two cases are a pair of siblings, aged eight and 12. They are students at St Andrew’s Junior School and took the same school bus as a previously confirmed case, a nine-year-old from the same school. Both cases developed symptoms such as fever or runny nose. headtopics.com
MORE INFECTIONS LINKED TO SENGKANG GENERAL HOSPITAL NURSEAdvertisementAdvertisementTwo cases were linked to a Philippine national who works as an operating theatre nurse at Sengkang General Hospital.The first case is a six-year-old Singaporean who studies at Palm View Primary School. The boy is a classmate of a seven-year-old Philippine national at EduFirst Learning Centre in Hougang.
AdvertisementThe seven-year-old boy, known as Case 63122, is a student at Yio Chu Kang Primary School and was confirmed with COVID-19 on May 12.The second case is a seven-year-old Singaporean who also studies at Yio Chu Kang Primary School. He is a schoolmate of Case 63122 and also his classmate at EduFirst Learning Centre in Hougang.
CHANGI AIRPORT CLUSTER GROWS FURTHEREight of the new cases reported on Sunday were linked to the Changi Airport cluster, taking the number of infections in the cluster to 68.The cases include a Malaysian assistant cook at Kopitiam in Terminal 3 who has tested preliminarily positive for the B1617 variant, and a 24-year-old Singaporean who works as a technology associate at Toronto-Dominion Bank who is a close contact of a previously confirmed case.
There are also two Chinese nationals who are employed by Ramky Cleantech Services as cleaners at Robinson 77.The remaining cases include a 56-year-old Singaporean homemaker, a 26-year-old Singaporean freelance photographer and a 70-year-old Singaporean who works as an executive at 1FSS. All of them are household contacts of previously confirmed cases. headtopics.com
The remaining case is a 52-year-old Singaporean who is employed by SATS as a customer service officer at Changi Airport Terminals 1 and 3.MOH also provided an update on a previously confirmed case, Case 62998. The 40-year-old Singaporean who works as a risk assessment personnel at Lendlease has been linked to the cluster at Changi Airport following whole genome sequencing and phylogenetic analysis conducted by the National Public Health Laboratory.
80-YEAR-OLD LINKED TO TAN TOCK SENG HOSPITAL CLUSTEROne more case was linked to the cluster at Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH). The 80-year-old Singaporean had been warded in Ward 9D from Apr 5. She was transferred to the National Centre for Infectious Diseases (NCID) on Apr 28 where she was tested for COVID-19 daily from May 2 - all her test results were negative for COVID-19 infection. On May 13, she developed a fever, and her test came back positive for COVID-19 infection. Her serology test result is negative.
ONE UNLINKED CASE TESTS PRELIMINARILY POSITIVE FOR B1617 VARIANTThe unlinked cases are a 53-year-old Singaporean who works as a personal chauffeur and a 49-year-old Singaporean who is currently unemployed. Both developed symptoms such as sore throat and fever prior to testing positive for COVID-19.
The 53-year-old man has tested preliminarily positive for the B1617 variant.CHANGI PRISON INMATE TESTS POSITIVEThe other community cases reported on Sunday include a 55-year-old Singaporean homemaker and a 70-year-old retiree. They are both household contacts of previously confirmed cases. headtopics.com
The remaining community case is a 32-year-old Singaporean who is an inmate at Changi Prison Complex. He is a close contact of Case 63160, a China national who works as a cook at the prison, and was quarantined on May 13. He is asymptomatic, and was detected when he was tested for COVID-19 on the same day. His test result came back positive for COVID-19 infection on May 14.
The remaining 12 cases were imported and were placed on stay-home notice upon their arrival in Singapore, said the ministry. Of these, seven are returning Singaporeans or permanent residents. Read more: CNA »
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