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04 Jun 2021

28th May 2021

             As of 28 May 2021, 12pm, the Ministry of Health (MOH) has confirmed and verified that there are 15 new cases of locally transmitted COVID-19 infection. 11 are linked to previous cases, amongst whom 8 have already been placed on quarantine, and 3 were detected through surveillance. The remaining 4 are currently unlinked. the cases are in the community, and there are no new cases in the dormitories. There are 15 imported cases, who have already been placed on Stay-Home Notice (SHN) upon arrival in Singapore. Amongst the new cases today, 17 are asymptomatic, and were detected from our proactive screening and surveillance, while 13 were symptomatic. 

Summary of new cases

 

 

 

Breakdown by

 

Breakdown by

 

Number of cases

 

Already in quarantine/ isolation before detection

Detected from surveillance

 

Symptomatic

Asymptomatic

Cases in the community

15

 

8

7

 

13

2

Cases residing in dormitories

0

 

0

0

 

0

0

Imported cases

15

 

15

0

 

0

15

Total

30

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.            Overall, the number of new cases in the community has decreased from 196 cases in the week before to 137 cases in the past week. The number of unlinked cases in the community has also decreased from 46 cases in the week before to 23 cases in the past week. We will continue to closely monitor these numbers, as well as the cases detected through our surveillance programme.

3.        Amongst the 200 confirmed cases reported from 22 May to 28 May, 38 cases have tested positive for their serology tests, 111 have tested negative, and 51 serology test results are pending.

Case Details

a) Cases in the community: 15

There are 15 cases in the community today, of whom 11 are linked to previous cases and 4 are currently unlinked.

Currently unlinked cases

Detected through surveillance:

Case 63778 is a 28 year-old male Malaysia national who is employed by I-VIC Logistic Pte Ltd as a delivery rider for McDonald’s (Hougang Avenue 8). He reported that he had not been cross-deployed to other McDonald’s outlets. He developed a runny nose on 26 May, and was tested for COVID-19 as part of our testing operations for McDonald’s delivery riders. His test result came back positive on the same day. His serology test result is positive.

Case 63805 is a 38 year-old female Singapore Permanent Resident who works at Sri Murugan Trading Pte Ltd (Anchorvale). She developed a fever on 27 May and sought medical treatment at a General Practitioner (GP) clinic on the same day, where she underwent both an antigen rapid test (ART) and polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test, and was immediately isolated when her ART result came back positive. Her PCR test result came back positive for COVID-19 infection on the same day. Her serology test result is pending.

Case 63806 is a 49 year-old male Singapore Permanent Resident who works as a manager at Success Consultancy Pte Ltd. He developed a cough on 24 May but did not seek medical attention. He was detected when he was tested on 26 May as part of Rostered Routine Testing (RRT). His pooled test result came back positive for COVID-19 on 27 May and he developed a fever on the same day. An individual test was done on 27 May, and his test result came back positive for COVID-19 infection on 28 May. His serology test result is negative for the N antigen, which suggests the presence of early infection. Case 63806 received his first dose of COVID-19 vaccine on 20 May.

Case 63809 is a 62 year-old male Singaporean who is a retiree. He developed a runny nose on 25 May, and loss of taste on 26 May. He sought medical treatment at a polyclinic on 27 May, and was tested for COVID-19. His test result came back positive for COVID-19 infection on 28 May. His serology test result is pending. Case 63809 received his first dose of COVID-19 vaccine on 16 March, and the second dose on 6 April.

Chevy’s Bar and Bistro cluster

Already quarantined:

Case 63775 is a 55 year-old male Singaporean who is a senior officer at NParks and has been mostly working from home. He is a family member of Case 63725[1] and was placed on quarantine on 24 May. He was tested for COVID-19 on 26 May during quarantine, and developed a cough and runny nose on the same day. His test result came back positive on 27 May. His serology test result is pending. Case 63775 received his first dose of COVID-19 vaccine on 3 February, and the second dose on 24 February.

Detected through surveillance:

Case 63777 is a 23 year-old male Singaporean who works as a waiter at Royz Et Vouz (39 Sultan Gate), and is a family member and household contact of Case 63742[2]. He developed a cough on 23 May but did not seek medical treatment until 25 May, when he went to a GP clinic and was tested for COVID-19. As he had been identified as a close contact of Case 63742, he was placed on quarantine on 26 May. His test result came back positive for COVID-19 infection on 27 May. His serology test result is pending.

Hong Ye Group cleaners cluster

Already quarantined:

Case 63798 is a 10 year-old male Singaporean who is a student at Lee Kong Chian Gardens School, and a household contact of Case 63761[3]. He developed a fever and cough on 23 May but did not seek medical attention. As he had been identified as a close contact of Case 63761, he was placed on quarantine on 27 May, and was tested for COVID-19 during quarantine. His test result came back positive for COVID-19 infection on the same day. His serology test result is pending.

Detected through surveillance:

Case 63799 is a 37 year-old female Singaporean who works as a part-time cleaner at ABBA Maintenance Pte Ltd. She is a family member of Case 63761. She developed a cough on 26 May, and sought medical treatment at a GP clinic on 27 May where she underwent both an ART and PCR test. She was immediately isolated when her ART result came back positive. Her PCR test result also came back positive for COVID-19 infection on the same day. Her serology test result is pending.

Case 63802 is a 12 year-old female Singaporean who is a student at New Town Primary School and was last in school on 18 May. She is a household contact of Case 63799. She developed a fever, cough and runny nose on 22 May but did not seek medical attention until 27 May when she visited a GP clinic, where she was administered both an ART and PCR test. She was immediately isolated when her ART was positive for COVID-19. Her PCR test also came back positive for COVID-19 infection on the same day. Her serology test result is pending.

McDonald’s delivery riders cluster

Already quarantined:

Case 63791 is a 33 year-old male Malaysia national who works as a kitchen assistant at Pano Kato Grill, Pizza & Deli. He is a household contact of of Cases 63629[4], 63668[5] and 63694[6]. He underwent an ART and PCR test on 22 May, and both test results came back negative on the same day. As he had been identified as a close contact of Case 63629, he was placed on quarantine on 22 May. He developed a cough on 26 May and was tested for COVID-19 on 27 May. His test result came back positive for COVID-19 infection on the same day. His serology test result is pending.

Case 63793 is a 40 year-old female Singaporean who works at Wanderloft Capsule Hostel. She is a close contact of Case 63629 and was placed on quarantine on 23 May. She is asymptomatic, and was detected when she was tested for COVID-19 on 27 May during quarantine. Her test result came back positive for COVID-19 infection on the same day. Her serology test result is pending.

Case 63796 is a 21 year-old male Malaysia national who works as a packer at DM Wines Pte Ltd. He is a household contact of Case 63629 and was placed on quarantine on 22 May. He developed a fever on 27 May and reported his symptoms, and was tested for COVID-19 on 27 May. His test result came back positive for COVID-19 infection on 27 May. His serology test result is pending. 

Case 63714 cluster[7]

Already quarantined:

Case 63794 is a 33 year-old female Singaporean who works as a manager at CIMB Bank (Singapore Land Tower), and was last at work on 20 May. She is a family member of Cases 63714 and 63747[8], and was placed on quarantine on 24 May. She developed a cough and lethargy on 25 May, and a fever on 26 May, and reported her symptoms. She was tested for COVID-19 on 27 May during quarantine and her test result came back positive for COVID-19 infection on the same day. Her serology test result is pending.

Case 63466 cluster[9]

Already quarantined:

Case 63804 is a 56 year-old male Singaporean who works at Chai & Chai Trading. He is a family member and household contact of Case 63618[10], and was placed on quarantine on 23 May. He was tested for COVID-19 on 27 May during quarantine and developed a cough on the same day. His test result came back positive for COVID-19 infection on 28 May. His serology test result is pending.

Other linked cases

Already quarantined:

Case 63776 is a 26 year-old female Singaporean who works as an administrative staff at Singtel, and was last at work on 14 May. She is a family member and household contact of Case 63710[11], and was placed on quarantine on 24 May. She is asymptomatic, and was detected when she was tested for COVID-19 on 26 May during quarantine. Her test result came back positive for COVID-19 infection on 27 May. Her serology test result is pending.

b) Cases residing in dormitories: 0


There are no cases residing in dormitories today.

c) Imported cases: 15

Amongst the 15 imported cases,

  • 2 (Cases 63801 and 63807) are Singaporeans and 6 (Cases 63795, 63808, 63811, 63812, 63813 and 63814) are Singapore Permanent Residents who returned from India and the Philippines.
  • 6 are Work Permit holders who arrived from Indonesia, Malaysia and Myanmar, of whom 3 (Cases 63784, 63786 and 63789) are foreign domestic workers.
  • 1 (Case 63790) is a Short-Term Visit Pass holder who arrived from Indonesia for a work project in Singapore

They had all already been placed on SHN upon arrival in Singapore and were tested while serving SHN.

4.            Please refer to the Annexes and MOH’s daily Situation Report (www.moh.gov.sg/covid-19/situation-report) for details.

5.            Epidemiological investigations are in progress. In the meantime, all the identified close contacts of the cases have been isolated and placed on quarantine, and will be tested at the start and end of their quarantine period so that we can detect asymptomatic cases. We will also conduct serological tests for the close contacts to determine if the cases could have been infected by them.

6.            MOH has been monitoring existing clusters for any further transmission. As there have been no more cases linked to the National University of Singapore and Immigration & Checkpoints Authority clusters for the past two incubation periods (i.e. 28 days), the clusters have now been closed.

Update on condition of confirmed cases

7.             35 more cases of COVID-19 infection have been discharged from hospitals or community isolation facilities. In all, 61,407 have fully recovered from the infection and have been discharged from hospitals or community care facilities.

8.              There are currently 241 confirmed cases who are still in hospital. Of these, most are stable or improving, and 3 are in critical condition in the intensive care unit. 290 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. 32 have passed away from complications due to COVID-19 infection.


[1] Case 63725 is a 58 year-old female Singaporean who works at Chevy’s Bar and Bistro. She was confirmed to have COVID-19 infection on 25 May.

[2] Case 63742 is a 52 year-old female Singaporean who works as a serving staff at Chevy’s Bar and Bistro, and is a workplace contact of Case 63725. She was confirmed to have COVID-19 infection on 25 May.

[3] Case 63761 is a 58 year-old male Singaporean who is employed by Hong Ye Group Pte Ltd as a cleaner at Changi Business Park, and a workplace contact of Case 63507. She was confirmed to have COVID-19 infection on 26 May.

[4] Case 63629 is a 31 year-old male Malaysia national who works as a delivery rider for Pizza Hut (Punggol Plaza). He was confirmed to have COVID-19 infection on 23 May.

[5] Case 63668 is a 34 year-old male Malaysia national who works as a delivery rider for Pizza Hut (Havelock II). He was confirmed to have COVID-19 infection on 23 May.

[6] Case 63694 is a 25 year-old male Malaysia national who works as a delivery rider for Domino’s Pizza (Tanjong Katong). He was confirmed to have COVID-19 infection on 23 May.

[7] Case 63714 is a 74 year-old male Singaporean who is a retiree. He was confirmed to have COVID-19 infection on 24 May.

[8] Case 63747 is a 20 year-old female Singaporean who is a student at the National University of Singapore, and works part-time at Poke Theory (Novena). She was confirmed to have COVID-19 infection on 26 May.

[9] Case 63466 is a 59 year-old female Singaporean who works at Mary Fashion and Trading. She was confirmed to have COVID-19 infection on 19 May.

[10] Case 63618 is an 84 year-old female Singaporean who is a homemaker. She was confirmed to have COVID-19 infection on 22 May.

[11] Case 63710 is a 27 year-old male Singaporean who works as a project manager at Fei Ying Trading Enterprise. He was confirmed to have COVID-19 infection on 24 May.