SINGAPORE – Shops in Paragon, The Heeren and Ngee Ann City were added by the Ministry of Health (MOH) on Saturday (29 August) to a list of public places visited by COVID-19 community cases while they were infectious.
These include Muji, Toys “R” Us and iStudio in Paragon, Robinsons at The Heeren, and Papilla Haircare and Best Denki in Ngee Ann City.
Baby Expo Warehouse Sales at 1 Jalan Wangi and Far East Plaza were also added to the list.
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, said the MOH.
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 51 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore as of Saturday noon, taking the country’s total to 56,717.
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