Apple Store & Bugis+ Visited By Covid-19 Cases On 10 & 11 Jul

MOH has been listing public areas visited by Covid-19 patients prior to Phase 2 for contact-tracing purposes.

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In Wednesday’s (15 Jul) update, Apple’s flagship store along Orchard Road & popular millennial mall Bugis+ were listed as places visited by Covid-19 cases at these specific time slots:

  • Apple Store (Orchard): 10 Jul (Fri), 3.50-4.20pm
  • Bugis+: 11 Jul (Sat), 1.10-1.40pm

Here’s how the visits play out so you can take necessary precautions if you or your loved ones were patrons during similar timings.

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You can view the full list of over 80+ places logged by MOH here.

Orchard’s Apple store & 2 Bedok locations visited

Besides Apple’s massive outlet along Orchard Road, department store TANGS at Tang Plaza was also paid a noon visit on 9 Jul — from 11.23am to 12pm.

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Previously, we observed that Kallang Wave Mall’s My Kampung was visited by Covid-19 cases during their “infectious” period.

As for Bugis+, an unstated number of Covid-19 cases were patrons of the mall for 30 min, from 1.10-1.40pm.

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Those identified as close contacts should have been informed by MOH as contact-tracing efforts continue.

Besides facilitating contact-tracing efforts, authorities have assured citizens that all visited areas have been sanitised & citizens don’t have to avoid these places.

Harder to stagger visits with Phase 2 in full swing

Most encounters appear to have happened around noon to evening time, with the exception of markets & food centres which occur from morning to noon.

As for which days of the week, we surmise that it would be harder to stagger our visits now that Phase 2 is in full swing.

However, we can still only head out to buy necessities & meet friends where necessary — and make it a point to stay masked up & safely-distanced when heading out for a meal or entertainment.

For citizens who’ve visited these locations at similar dates & timings, do monitor your health for the next 14 days.

Public areas visited by Covid-19 cases will be declared

Heartland locations where confirmed Covid-19 patients have visited for 30 min or longer will continue to be made known to the public.

The list of public locations currently excludes the following places:

  • Residence
  • Workplaces
  • Healthcare facilities
  • Public transport

The list will be updated on a “rolling basis” to facilitate contact tracing & aid the progress of “epidemiological investigations”.

Stay vigilant for respiratory symptoms

Visitors of these areas are reminded to see a doctor immediately if they develop any of these respiratory symptoms:

  • Cough
  • Sore throat
  • Runny nose
  • Fever
  • Loss of taste/smell

Patients should also inform their doctors of their “exposure history”, said MOH.

We wish all affected patients a swift recovery. We should also continue to adhere to social-distancing cues & mask regulations to minimise risks of transmission to our loved ones.

If you’ve visited any of these locations recently, do pay close attention to your health & well-being over the next 2 weeks.

Featured image adapted from Google Maps, Apple & Google Maps.