Hougang Mall NTUC Fairprice Visited By Confirmed Covid-19 Cases On 30 May

On Saturday (6 Jun), 344 new cases of Covid-19 were confirmed by MOH, of which 7 were community cases. The rest involved Work Permit holders staying in dormitories.

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A supermarket in Hougang Mall was added to the list of public places visited by Covid-19 patients during their infectious period:

  • NTUC FairPrice (90 Hougang Avenue 1): 30 May (Sat) 11.10-12.00pm

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This is the first of such locations in this north-eastern neighbourhood. The majority of the previously listed places were concentrated in the western, northern & central regions.

Hougang mall visit happened during non-peak hours

An undisclosed number of Covid-19 community patients visited Hougang Mall’s NTUC FairPrice on 30 May, stated the MOH’s press release.

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The supermarket visit occurred during peak hours on a Saturday afternoon, right before noon, lasting for 50 minutes.

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The public has been advised to stagger their marketing hours to avoid peak hour & weekend crowds. Close contacts of these unnamed patients have been contacted separately & tracing is underway.

12 public places listed by MOH

Here’s the full list of 12 public places collated by MOH that have been visited by Covid-19 cases so far:

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9 supermarkets, 2 wet markets & 1 food court have been named so far. MOH states that this list of public locations excludes the following places:

  • Residence
  • Workplaces
  • Healthcare facilities
  • Public transport

Monitor your health closely

If you’ve visited Hougang Mall or this particular NTUC Fairprice outlet at similar dates & timings, you’re advised to monitor your health closely for the next 14 days from their date of visit.

See a doctor immediately if you 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.

Speedy recovery to everyone infected

We at MS News hope that all affected patients will have a swift recovery. Do remember to try to avoid peak hours when doing your grocery hauls & always adhere to social distancing cues & mask regulations.

As for those who had visited any of these locations recently, continue to pay close attention to the health & well-being of your loved ones in the next 2 weeks.

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