State Courts, Giant outlet at Sunshine Place added to COVID list of visited venues

Staff Writer, Singapore
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The Singapore State Courts. (PHOTO: Dhany Osman / Yahoo News Singapore)
The Singapore State Courts. (PHOTO: Dhany Osman / Yahoo News Singapore)

SINGAPORE — The State Courts and a Giant outlet at Sunshine Place were added by the Ministry of Health (MOH) on Friday (18 September) to a list of public venues visited by community cases while infectious.

The State Courts – located at 1 Havelock Square – was visited on 15 September from 1.20pm to 2.25pm. The Giant outlet at Sunshine Place – located at 475 Choa Chu Kang Avenue 3 – was visited on 12 September from 2.05pm to 2.40pm.

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 – its lowest daily tally since 12 March – taking the country’s total to 57,543.

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