SINGAPORE: The Clementi 448 Market and Food Center and Whampoa Drive Market will close for two weeks from Thursday (July 22) after being identified as COVID-19 clusters associated with Jurong Fishery Port.
The Ministry of Health (MOH) said it is investigating COVID-19 cases involving markets and food centers likely “seeded” by fishmongers who visited Jurong Fishery Port to pick up and sell their stock at these markets and food centers .
A total of 22 cases of COVID-19 have been identified among people who worked or visited Clementi 448 Market and Food Center. Another 12 COVID-19 cases were detected on Whampoa Drive Market, MOH said in its daily update.
The markets will be closed from Thursday to Aug. 5 to break the transmission chain and for deep cleaning, MOH added.
Free COVID-19 testing will be extended to people who visited Clementi 448 Market and Food Center between July 7 and July 21.
MOH will also extend free testing for visitors to Haig Road Market and Food Center between July 7 and July 21, which was identified on Tuesday as a cluster connected to the fishing port.
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As an “added layer of ring fencing” to help identify COVID-19 cases and prevent further transmission, MOH is working with the People’s Association to distribute antigen rapid test (ART) self-test kits to people who visit select markets and food centers in the United States. visited the region. the last two weeks.
The collection runs Thursdays and Fridays at residents’ committee centers near Whampoa Drive Market and 726 West Coast Market.
“Eligible individuals are strongly encouraged to collect and perform self-tests using these ART kits,” said MOH.
As of 12 noon on Wednesday, 454 COVID-19 cases have been linked to the Jurong Fishery Port/Hong Lim Market and Food Center cluster.
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In total, six markets and food centers are listed as COVID-19 clusters associated with the Jurong Fishery Port cluster.
Besides Clementi 448 Market and Food Center and Whampoa Drive Market, the other four are Chong Boon Market and Food Center, Chong Pang Market, Haig Road Market and Food Center and Hong Lim Market and Food Center.
Markets and food centers with three or more cases of COVID-19:
1. Boon Lay Place Market and Food Village
2. Bukit Panjang Wet Market
3. 353 Clementi Market
4. Geylang Serai Market
5. Jurong Market Park
6. Teban Garden Market
7. 726 West Coast Market
Markets and food centers with less than three cases:
1. Admiralty Wet Market
2. Albert Center Market and Food Center
3. Amoy Street Food Center
4. Ang Mo Kio . Central Market and Food Center
5. Rising Market
6. 216 Bedok Food Center and Market and
7. 630 Bedok Reservoir Road Market and Food Center
8. Bukit Panjang Wet Market
9. Bukit Timah Wet Market
10. Cheng San Market and Cooked Food Center
11. Geylang Bahru Market
12. Jurong Central Plaza
13. 497 Jurong West Street 41 Market
14. 505 Jurong West Street 52 Market
15. Kim Keat Palm Market and Food Center
16. Mayflower Wet Market and Food Center
17. Mei Ling Market and Food Center
18. Redhill Market
19. 118 Rivervale Drive Market
20. Shunfu Mart
21. Teck Ghee Market and Food Center
22. 146 Teck Whye Avenue Market
23. Tekka Center
24. Telok Blangah Crescent Block 11
25. Tiong Bahru Market
26. 58 New Upper Changi Road Market and Food Center
27. 622 Yew Tee Market
28. Yuhua Market and Hawker Center
Singapore reported 179 new locally transmitted COVID-19 infections at noon on Wednesday.
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