Bukit Merah View Market Is Now S’pore’s Largest Active Cluster With 70 Cases

Bukit Merah View Market Cluster Grows To 70 Cases As Of 19 Jun

In recent days, a Covid-19 cluster at Bukit Merah View Market & Food Centre has turned into Singapore’s largest open cluster.


As of 19 Jun, there are now 70 cases detected in the cluster.

Another 5 cases were added yesterday, including a technical executive working at Nanyang Polytechnic (NYP).

5 new cases detected at Bukit Merah View cluster on 19 Jun

Saturday (19 Jun)’s Ministry of Health (MOH) Covid-19 update saw 5 cases added to the burgeoning active cluster.

Case 64319 is a 42-year-old woman who works as a technical executive at NYP.

She developed a cough on 12 Jun followed by a sore throat the next day.

On 14 Jun, she went to a polyclinic and was tested there — but the result was negative.

Subsequently, she was identified as a close contact of an 87-year-old man who frequently visited 115 and 116 Bukit Merah View and placed on quarantine on 16 Jun.

She was tested again and this time the test returned positive on 18 Jun.

Her serology test is negative for the N antigen, possibly indicating early infection. She is fully vaccinated as well, receiving her 1st dose on 29 Mar and the 2nd one on 26 April.

4 other new cases include domestic worker and admin

Other new cases in the cluster include Case 64322, a 45-year-old who works at Paxxus Pte Ltd as an operations staff.

She was quarantined on 14 Jun as she’s a close contact of Case 64231.

She initially tested negative for a Covid-19 test on 16 Jun following her quarantine, but she developed symptoms and was tested again. This time, it returned positive on 18 Jun.

3 cases detected through surveillance were Case 64321 — an 81-year-old man who’s a retiree. He was tested as part of surveillance on 17 Jun and the test returned positive on 18 Jun.

He’s fully vaccinated, having received his 1st dose on 13 Mar and 2nd on 3 Apr.

Case 64329 is a domestic worker and is asymptomatic, and Case 64334 had a sore throat on 13 Jun, followed by fever, cough and body aches on 19 Jun. The latter works at J. Roger Preston Ltd in an administrative role.

More cases expected in coming days

With increased testing in place to ringfence the Bukit Merah View cluster, it’s likely we’ll see more cases in the next few days.

Much will depend on the ability to keep this cluster in check for other places to reopen safely. With constant lockdowns not an option, authorities will have to test more and vaccinate more to bring Singapore to a ‘new normal’.

Have news you must share? Get in touch with us via email at

Featured image adapted from Google Maps.

Jonathan Yee

Jonathan hates maths but is in love with math rock. He also insists that the term is 'esports' and not 'e-sports'.

Recent Posts

LingoAce Lets Children Play Online Games With Tutors So They Won’t Dread Tuition Anymore

Learning the Chinese language doesn’t have to be stressful.

20 Oct 2021, 11:59 am

7 Covid-19 Deaths On 19 Oct As Daily Case Count Edges Closer To 4,000

3,994 new Covid-19 cases were reported.

20 Oct 2021, 10:55 am

Healthcare Workers Can Reportedly Apply For Overseas Leave 20 Months After Ban

For those with family overseas, this is exceptional news.

19 Oct 2021, 8:59 pm

Netflix S’pore Raises Subscription Fees, To Increase By Up To $2

Existing subscribers will receive an email 30 days before the price increases.

19 Oct 2021, 6:18 pm

Orchard Road Will Have Floral Christmas Decor From 13 Nov, Virtual Tour Available Too

The floral Christmas theme is to signify a journey of hope and resilience.

19 Oct 2021, 6:04 pm

Son Of Punggol Cleaner Sad He Won’t See Granddaughter Grow, Family Awaits Investigation Results

The deceased reportedly shared a close bond with his 2-year-old granddaughter.

19 Oct 2021, 4:28 pm