Bukit Merah Central NTUC FairPrice & Bake King at Haig Road among new locations visited by infectious S’pore Covid-19 cases

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The Ministry of Health (MOH) confirmed 16 new cases of Covid-19 in Singapore on Friday, June 18, 2021.

This brings the total number of Covid-19 cases in Singapore to 62,382.

14 locally-transmitted cases, two imported cases

There are 14 locally-transmitted cases, with no dormitory cases.

10 are linked to previous cases, of whom five have already been placed on quarantine.

The other five were detected through surveillance.

The four unlinked cases were also detected through surveillance.

Two of the cases are imported; they were both placed on Stay-Home Notice (SHN) upon arrival in Singapore.

Both are returning Singaporeans or Singapore Permanent Residents.

3 new locations

MOH regularly updates a list of public places visited by confirmed Covid-19 cases for more than 30 minutes when they were infectious.

3 new locations were added to the list on June 18:

NTUC Fairprice at Block 166 Bukit Merah Central.

Bake King at 10 Haig Road.

NTUC Health Senior Activity Centre (SilverACE) – Henderson at 117 Bukit Merah View.

The new locations visited have been highlighted and can be found in the full list of locations visited by cases in the community during their infectious period in the past 14 days below:

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

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

They should see a doctor promptly 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 this website 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, MOH said.

The National Environment Agency will engage the management of affected premises to provide guidance on cleaning and disinfection.

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