20-Year-Old Porter Is Case 853, He Did Not Go To Work Since The Onset Of Symptoms

On Monday (30 Mar), Singapore confirmed 35 new Covid-19 cases, with 26 new local cases, bringing the total number of infected people to 879.

We now have 3 new clusters — S11 Dormitory  @  Punggol, the Wilby Residences and nightspot Hero’s.

Of the 420 confirmed cases who are still in hospital, many of them are being warded at the National Centre for Infectious Diseases (NCID).

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However, the Ministry of Health (MOH) reported that one of the new cases had spent a lot of time at the NCID even before he tested positive for Covid-19.

Malaysian man works as porter at NCID, now warded at NCID

The Malaysian man, 20, is a Singapore work pass holder, and was in Malaysia from 16 Mar to 17 Mar — the day before his country went on lockdown till 14 Apr.

He works as a porter at the NCID, and reported having symptoms last Saturday (28 Mar).

The porter did not go to work after the symptoms presented, and he tested positive for Covid-19 on 29 Mar.

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He is now case 853, and being isolated at a room in his workplace, the NCID.

Hopefully he didn’t get infected at work

It’s kind of worrying that a porter who works at the NCID was infected with Covid-19 — we hope that he did not get infected during the course of his work.

The fact that he’s a Malaysian is also troubling — he may not have the support of loved ones who are stuck back home in Malaysia.

We hope he and the other Covid-19 cases recover soon.

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