Queensway Shopping Centre, Waterway Point and West Mall visited by COVID-19 cases during infectious period

Queensway Shopping Centre, Waterway Point and West Mall visited by COVID-19 cases during infectious period

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Queensway Shopping Centre, Waterway Point and West Mall were added on Sep 13, 2020, to a list of public places visited by COVID-19 cases in the community during their infectious period. (Photo: Google Streetview)

SINGAPORE: Waterway Point and West Mall have been added to the list of public places visited by COVID-19 community cases during their infectious period, said the Ministry of Health (MOH) on Monday (Sep 14).

Burger joint Shake Shack at Liat Towers and the 4Fingers Crispy Chicken outlet at Changi Airport Terminal 3 were also added to the list, along with Anytime Fitness at Queensway Shopping Centre, which was listed four times on separate days.

In response to queries from CNA, Anytime Fitness on Tuesday declined to confirm if the COVID-19 case who visited its gym was a customer or an employee.

The company said it is working with the authorities on its next steps on safety and cleaning requirements, and added that all members and staff members who were exposed to COVID-19 cases will be asked to self-quarantine. 

The locations visited by COVID-19 cases reported by MOH on Monday are as follows: 

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Those who have been identified as close contacts of confirmed cases would already have been notified, said MOH.

As a precautionary measure, people who were at those locations during the specified timings should monitor their health closely for 14 days from their date of visit, the ministry said.

"They should see a doctor promptly if they develop symptoms of acute respiratory infection (such as cough, sore throat and runny nose), as well as fever and loss of taste or smell, and inform the doctor of their exposure history," it added.

The ministry said there is no need for people to avoid places that were visited by COVID-19 cases, and that the National Environment Agency will engage the management of the affected premises to provide guidance on cleaning and disinfection.

Singapore reported 48 new COVID-19 cases on Monday, including five imported infections.

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Source: CNA/gs(hs)