Four Orchard Road malls among additions to COVID list of venues

Staff Writer, Singapore
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SINGAPORE - 2020/07/25: People wearing protective masks walk along Orchard Road, a famous shopping district in Singapore.  As of 26 July 2020, the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Singapore are at 50,369. (Photo by Maverick Asio/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)
People wearing protective masks walk along Orchard Road. (LightRocket via Getty Images file photo)

SINGAPORE —Four Orchard Road shopping malls were among several additions made by the Ministry of Health (MOH) on Monday (26 October) to a list of places visited by community cases while infectious.

Mandarin Gallery’s Wild Honey, Orchard Central’s Don Don Donki outlet, and 313@somerset’s Go Noodle House, were visited on 16 October from 5.35pm to 7.20pm, 7.30pm to 8pm, and 8.10pm to 9.40pm, respectively.

ION Orchard was visited the next day from 8.45pm to 9.40pm.

Five other malls were also visited from 12 to 17 October: Tampines Mall, Fu Lu Shou Complex, Lot One Shoppers’ Mall’s Delifrance and Blackball eateries, Paya Lebar Quarter Mall’s EAT, and Kallang Wave Mall.

Other public venues visited in the same period were Tampines Interchange’s McDonald’s outlet, Our Tampines Hub’s Kopitiam, Kimly Zi Char and Ramen Keisuke Tonkotsu King Four Seasons.

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

As a precautionary measure, visitors who had been at these locations during the specified timings should monitor their health closely for 14 days from their date of visit, it added.

They should see a doctor 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.

Individuals may access the SafeEntry Location Matching Self-Check service via the TraceTogether App, SingPass Mobile, or at wereyouthere.safeentry.gov.sg to check whether they were at these locations during the specified timings, based on their own SafeEntry records.

“There is no need to avoid places where confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been. The National Environment Agency will engage the management of affected premises to provide guidance on cleaning and disinfection,” the ministry added.

The list of visited public venues excludes residence, workplaces, healthcare facilities, and public transport and will be updated on a rolling 14-days basis, or one incubation period, and as epidemiological investigations progress.

On the same day, the MOH confirmed three new COVID-19 cases in Singapore, taking the country’s total to 57,973.

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