City Square Mall Suspected Coronavirus Patient Visited Clinic At Around 10.20am On 5 Feb
City Square Mall, with its numerous facilities dedicated for kids, is a popular mall among families with youngins.
On Wednesday (5 Feb), City Developments Limited – the management company of City Square Mall – issued a notice to tenants confirming that a man suspected of having the Wuhan coronavirus visited a clinic at the mall.
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City Square Mall suspected patient isolated before picked up by ambulance
According to the statement, the suspected patient visited the Q&M Medical & Aesthetic (Farrer Park) located at Basement 1 of the mall at around 10.20am.
The suspected patient was promptly brought to an isolation room before transported to an ambulance pick-up point via a designated route.
The route was specially designed to minimise the suspected patient’s exposure to the other shoppers. Staff who facilitated with the movement were also wearing protective equipment.
After he was transported to the pick-point, the common areas of the route have been cordoned off for “disinfection and sanitisation”.
City Square Mall monitoring situation closely
The mall management emphasised that they took precautionary measures since the first coronavirus case was confirmed in Singapore. They will “[step] up sanitisation of public surfaces such as lift buttons and escalator handrails”.
City Square Mall is currently monitoring the situation closely.
At the same time, they are appealing to all shoppers and tenants to remain alert and to practise good personal hygiene habits.
Glad shopping malls in Singapore are taking extra precautions
We’re glad that shopping malls in Singapore are taking extra precautions to keep shopping centres clean during these times.
Meanwhile, let’s all do our part to curb the spread of the virus by maintaining good hygiene. In particular, washing our hands regularly and not touching our faces unnecessarily.
For easy reference, you can refer to the hygiene advisory below.
Featured image from City Square Mall.