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Singapore reports 7 new COVID-19 cases, all imported; food court, gym among places visited by cases while infectious

Singapore reports 7 new COVID-19 cases, all imported; food court, gym among places visited by cases while infectious

FILE PHOTO: People wearing protective face masks walk at Singapore's Changi Airport, following the outbreak of COVID-1 on Mar 30, 2020. (Photo: REUTERS/Edgar Su)

SINGAPORE: Singapore reported seven new cases of COVID-19 infection as of noon on Wednesday (Oct 28), all of whom were imported.

All seven imported cases were placed on stay-home notice upon arrival in Singapore, the Ministry of Health (MOH) said.

No local transmission was reported on Wednesday.

The new cases bring Singapore’s total COVID-19 tally to 57,987.


All seven new imported cases were asymptomatic.

One case involved a 70-year-old permanent resident who travelled from Belgium. 

The other six cases are employed in Singapore. Five of them - women aged between 25 and 34 - are work permit holders who travelled from Myanmar and the Philippines. 

The remaining case is a 34-year-old work pass holder who travelled from Switzerland. 


More locations were added to a list of public places visited by COVID-19 community cases during their infectious period.

The locations are: Anytime Fitness gym at Nanyang Community Club, Kopitiam food court at Changi Airport Terminal 3, Ice Cream Chefs cafe near Upper Thomson Road and Rumah Makan Minang restaurant at Our Tampines Hub.

Anytime Fitness gym was visited on six occasions. In a Facebook announcement earlier today, Anytime Fitness said it closed its gym at the Nanyang Community Club from 10am to 2pm for a "full club disinfection". 

The list of places is as follows: 

(Table: MOH)

UPDATED MAP: All the places that COVID-19 community cases visited while they were infectious

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

As a precautionary measure, people who had been at these 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," MOH added.


Seven more cases of COVID-19 infection have been discharged from hospitals or community isolation facilities. In all, 57,890 have fully recovered from the infection and have been discharged from hospitals or community care facilities.

There are currently 40 confirmed cases who are still in hospital. Of these, most are stable or improving, and none are in the intensive care unit.

Twenty-nine cases are isolated and cared for at community facilities. These are those who have mild symptoms, or are clinically well but still test positive for COVID-19.

A total of 28 people have passed away from complications due to COVID-19 infection.

Overall, the number of new, as well as unlinked, cases in the community has increased from two cases in the week before, to three in the past week.


Students collecting their national examination results may do so in person this year, but are expected to observe safe management measures.

The Ministry of Education and the Singapore Examinations and Assessment Board said on Tuesday that they "recognise that being able to collect their examination results in person is an important part of the educational journey for many students". 

This year’s collection of results will be held in small groups in individual classrooms, instead of large crowded venues like the school hall. Students will be required to sign in via SafeEntry and be screened for fever and flu-like symptoms.

READ: Students may collect national exam results in person with COVID-19 safety measures in place

A parent or guardian will be allowed to accompany students taking their Primary School Leaving Examinations (PSLE) results, though they will have to wait at designated common areas while their child or ward receive the results in the classroom.

For GCE-level candidates, only the students will be allowed to enter the school.

The exact dates for the release of examination results will be confirmed about a week before the actual release day. Students will also be able to view their examination results online on the day of the respective results release.

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Source: CNA/ga


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