COVID-19 cases detected at 35 markets and food centres so far, linked to fishery port cluster: MOH

COVID-19 cases detected at 35 markets and food centres so far, linked to fishery port cluster: MOH

Chong Boon Market
Chong Boon Market & Food Centre. (Photo: Google Street View)

SINGAPORE: COVID-19 cases have been detected in at least 35 markets and food centres linked to the growing Jurong Fishery Port cluster, said the Ministry of Health (MOH) on Tuesday (Jul 20). 

According to a list of the affected markets released by MOH, most of the places have had fewer than three cases. They include Amoy Street Food Centre, Ang Mo Kio Central Market & Food Centre, Teban Garden Market, Tiong Bahru Market and Tekka Centre.

Four markets are listed as COVID-19 clusters linked to the Jurong Fishery Port cluster. They are Chong Boon Market & Food Centre, Hong Lim Market & Food Centre, Haig Road Market & Food Centre and Chong Pang Market.

Twenty-five cases have been linked to Haig Road Market & Food Centre, while 10 cases were detected at Chong Pang Markets, MOH announced on Tuesday.

To break the chain of transmission and enable deep cleaning, the two markets will be closed to all members of the public for two weeks, from Jul 21 to Aug 4. 

READ: 182 new local COVID-19 cases in Singapore; Haig Road and Chong Pang markets closed after 35 infections detected

MOH also said that to uncover any community infections, free COVID-19 testing will be extended to people who had visited Chong Boon Market & Food Centre between Jul 3 and 17.

It was previously announced that the market in Ang Mo Kio will close to shut from Jul 18 to Aug 1.

Those who work in the market and food centre have earlier been quarantined and tested.

READ: Jurong Fishery Port cluster: No evidence of COVID-19 transmission through contaminated fish, says MOH

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Three other markets have three or more cases: Clementi 448 Market and Food Centre, 726 West Coast Wet Market and Whampoa Wet market.

The remaining 28 markets each have fewer than three cases. The list of locations is as follows: 

1. Admiralty Wet Market
2. Albert Centre Market & Food Centre
3. Amoy Street Food Centre
4. Ang Mo Kio Central Market & Food Centre
5. Bangkit Market
6. 630 Bedok Reservoir Road Market and Food Centre
7. Boon Lay Place Market and Food Village
8. Bukit Panjang Wet Market
9. Bukit Timah Wet Market
10. Cheng San Market & Cooked Food Centre
11. Geylang Bahru Market
12. Geylang Serai Market
13. Jurong Central Plaza
14. 497 Jurong West Street 41 Market
15. 505 Jurong West Street 52 Market
16. Kim Keat Palm Market & Food Centre
17. Mayflower Wet Market and Food Centre
18. Redhill Market
19. Shunfu Mart
20. Taman Jurong Market
21. Teban Garden Market
22. Teck Ghee Market & Food Centre
23. 146 Teck Whye Avenue Market
24. Tekka Centre
25. Telok Blangah Crescent Block 11
26. Tiong Bahru Market
27. 58 New Upper Changi Road Market and Food Centre
28. Yuhua Market & Hawker Centre

Singapore reported 182 new locally transmitted COVID-19 infections on Tuesday, with 142 cases linked to the Jurong Fishery Port cluster.

This makes it the largest active cluster in Singapore, with a total of 321 infections.

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Source: CNA/nh

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