SINGAPORE — Three popular shopping malls, including one that was visited thrice, were added by the Ministry of Health (MOH) on Friday (25 September) to a list of public venues visited by community cases while infectious.
Ion Orchard was visited on 18 September from 1.55pm to 4.05pm, while Paragon’s Muji outlet was visited on 19 September from 6pm to 6.35pm.
Lucky Plaza was visited on three occasions: from 4.05pm to 4.55pm on 18 September, from 6.25pm to 7.20pm on 19 September and 10am to 5.55pm on 21 September.
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.
“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 11 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore, taking the country’s total to 57,665.
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