COVID-19: Lee Ah Mooi Old Age Home suspends on-site visits after ex-staff tested positive in Philippines

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Lee Ah Mooi Home (Silat) (SCREENSHOT: Google Maps)
Lee Ah Mooi Old Age Home (Silat) (SCREENSHOT: Google Maps)

SINGAPORE — Lee Ah Mooi Old Age Home has suspended all physical visits to its premises after an ex-staff member tested positive for COVID-19 in the Philippines a few days after leaving the nursing home.

The former care staff member at Lee Ah Mooi Old Age Home at 148A Silat Avenue (LAM Silat) was confirmed to have the infection on Sunday (30 August) after returning home to the Philippines, the Agency for Integrated Care (AIC) said on Monday night. She was last at her workplace on 26 August when she did not display any symptoms.

The Ministry of Health (MOH) and the AIC have worked with LAM Silat to test 90 staff and residents who might have been in contact with the case. The test results of all 90 of them have returned negative for COVID-19. LAM Silat will continue to monitor the health status of its staff and residents.

Apart from the suspension of visits, LAM Silat has also thoroughly cleaned and disinfected the ward and affected areas of the nursing home, and will be enhancing its staff’s usage of personal protective equipment.

AIC said it will continue to monitor the situation closely and will support the nursing home to ensure continuity of care for its residents during this period.

The MOH confirmed 41 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore as of Monday afternoon, bringing the total to 56,812.

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