SINGAPORE — A third staff member of Azur at Crowne Plaza Changi Airport has been reported to be infected with COVID-19 after the hotel began its two-week closure from Friday (8 January).
The Ministry of Health said on Friday that the case is a 20-year-old Singaporean man. His work entails delivering pre-packed meals to air crew and hotel guests and that he does not interact with diners at Azur. The man also tested preliminarily positive for the potentially more contagious B117 strain, which has been spreading from the UK to a number of countries around the world.
The Singaporean was identified as a close contact of his colleague, a 24-year-old male Korean national, who is a work permit holder. The latter was confirmed on Tuesday to have COVID-19 and also tested preliminarily positive for the B117 strain.
On Thursday, MOH reported that a 43-year-old Malaysian woman, who is a work permit holder working at Azur, also tested positive for COVID-19 a day earlier.
Following the confirmation of the first two cases of Azur staff infected with COVID-19, the MOH announced on Thursday that Crowne Plaza Changi Airport would be closed for two weeks from Friday to 21 January.
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