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30 May 2021

30th May 2021

As of 30 May 2021, 12pm, the Ministry of Health (MOH) has confirmed and verified that there are 19 new cases of locally transmitted COVID-19 infection. 14 are linked to previous cases, amongst whom 11 have already been placed on quarantine, and 3 were detected through surveillance. The remaining 5 are currently unlinked.1 The cases are in the community, and there are no new cases in the dormitories. There are 6 imported cases, who have already been placed on Stay-Home Notice (SHN) upon arrival in Singapore. Amongst the new cases today, 9 are asymptomatic, and were detected from our proactive screening and surveillance, while 16 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

19

 

11

8

 

15

4

Cases residing in dormitories

0

 

0

0

 

0

0

Imported cases

6

 

6

0

 

1

5

Total

25

 

 

 

 

 

 



2. Overall, the number of new cases in the community has decreased from 182 cases in the week before to 136 cases in the past week. The number of unlinked cases in the community has also decreased from 39 cases in the week before to 25 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 204 confirmed cases reported from 24 May to 30 May, 52 cases have tested positive for their serology tests, 124 have tested negative, and 28 serology test results are pending.

Case Details

a) Cases in the community: 19

There are 19 cases in the community today, of whom 14 are linked to previous cases and 5 are currently unlinked. 

Currently unlinked cases 

Detected through surveillance:

Case 63865 is a 37 year-old male India national who works as a delivery driver with CCG Logistics Pte Ltd. He is asymptomatic, and was detected when he was tested on 27 May as part of Rostered Routine Testing (RRT). His pooled test result came back positive for COVID-19 on the same day. An individual test was done on 28 May, and his test result came back positive for COVID-19 infection on the same day. His earlier tests from RRT – the last being on 13 May – were all negative for COVID-19 infection. His serology test result is positive.

Case 63868 is a 59 year-old male India national who is a retiree. He arrived from India on 25 January to visit his Singaporean child, and served SHN at a dedicated facility until 8 February. His pre-departure test taken in India on 23 January, as well as on-arrival test in Singapore on 25 January, were negative for COVID-19 infection. Another test taken during SHN on 7 February was also negative. He is asymptomatic, and was detected when he took a COVID-19 pre-departure test on 27 May in preparation for his return trip to India. His test result came back positive for COVID-19 infection on 28 May. His serology test result is positive, which is indicative of a past infection. However we have classified this case as locally transmitted and taken all necessary public health actions as we are unable to rule out that he had been infected in Singapore.

Case 63872 is a 22 year-old male Singaporean who works as a warehouse assistant at Keppel Logistics Pte Ltd. He developed a cough and sore throat on 28 May and sought medical treatment at a General Practitioner (GP) clinic on 29 May, where he underwent both an antigen rapid test (ART) and polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test, and was immediately isolated when his ART result came back positive. His PCR test result also came back positive for COVID-19 infection on the same day. His serology test result is negative.

Case 63876 is a 35 year-old male Singaporean who works at Nur Insan. He developed a fever and cough on 29 May and sought medical treatment at a GP clinic on the same day. He underwent both an ART and PCR test, and both test results came back positive for COVID-19 infection on 29 May. His serology test result is negative.

Case 63887 is a 65 year-old female Singaporean who is a homemaker. She developed a fever and sore throat on 29 May, and sought medical treatment at a GP clinic on the same day, where she underwent both an ART and PCR test. Her ART result came back negative, and she stayed at home while waiting for her PCR test result which came back positive for COVID-19 infection on 30 May. Her serology test result is pending.

NTUC Foodfare (308 Anchorvale Road) cluster

Already quarantined:

Case 63883 is a 47 year-old male Malaysia national who works as a kitchen assistant at Hua Zai HK Style Roasted Delights (21 Hougang Street 51). He is a household contact of Cases 638532, 63884, 63885, 63886 and 63896, and was placed on quarantine on 29 May. On the same day, he developed a cough and was tested for COVID-19 on 29 May during quarantine. His test result came back positive for COVID-19 infection on 30 May. His serology test result is negative.

Case 63884 is a 21 year-old male Vietnam national who works as a kitchen assistant at Hua Zai HK Style Roasted Delight Rice Noodle (308 Anchorvale Road). He is a household contact of Cases 63853, 63883,63885, 63886 and 63896, and was placed on quarantine on 29 May. On the same day, he developed a cough. He was tested for COVID-19 in the early hours of 30 May during quarantine, and his result came back positive for COVID-19 infection on the same day. His serology test result is pending. 

Case 63885 is a 22 year-old male Malaysia national who works as a kitchen assistant at Hua Zai HK Style Roasted Delights (21 Hougang Street 51). He is a household contact of Cases 63853, 63883, 63884, 63886 and 63896. He developed a cough on 26 May but did not seek medical attention. As he had been identified as a household contact of Case 63853, he was placed on quarantine on 29 May, and was tested for COVID-19 on 29 May during quarantine. His test result came back positive for COVID-19 infection on 30 May. His serology test result is pending.

Case 63886 is a 27 year-old male Malaysia national who works as a kitchen assistant at Hua Zai HK Style Roasted Delight Rice Noodle (308 Anchorvale Road). He is a household contact of Cases 63853, 63883, 63884, 63885 and 63896. He developed loss of taste on 28 May but did not seek medical attention. As he had been identified as a household contact of Case 63853, he was placed on quarantine on 29 May, and was tested for COVID-19 on 29 May during quarantine. His test result came back positive for COVID-19 infection on 30 May, and he developed a cough on the same day. His serology test result is pending.

Detected through surveillance:

Case 63874 is a 29 year-old male Singapore Permanent Resident who works as a chef at Rice Garden (308 Anchorvale Road). He is a close contact of Cases 63884 and 63886. He developed a cough and fever on 28 May and sought medical treatment at a GP clinic on the same day, where he was tested for COVID-19. His test result came back positive for COVID-19 infection on 29 May. His serology test result is pending.

Closure of NTUC Foodfare at 308 Anchorvale Road

MOH is investigating cases of COVID-19 infection amongst individuals who work at NTUC Foodfare at 308 Anchorvale Road. Our epidemiological investigations have found that there is likely ongoing transmission at the coffee shop. To break any potential chain of transmission and enable deep cleaning of the premises, NTUC Foodfare at 308 Anchorvale Road has been closed to all members of the public starting from 30 May 2021 and will re-open 14 days later, on 13 June 2021. 

To pre-emptively mitigate any potential risk of wider, undetected community transmission, we will also offer free COVID-19 testing for members of the public who had visited 308 Anchorvale Road from 13 May to 30 May. All visitors to 308 Anchorvale Road from 13 May to 30 May are advised to monitor their health closely for 14 days from their date of visit. They are encouraged to visit a Regional Screening Centre or “Swab and Send Home” (SASH) Public Health Preparedness Clinic for a free COVID-19 test.3  

Chevy’s Bar and Bistro cluster

Detected through surveillance:

Case 63881 is a 25 year-old female Indonesia national who is a foreign domestic worker, and a close contact of Case 637774. She developed a fever, cough and sore throat on 28 May, and sought medical treatment at a GP clinic on 29 May, where she underwent both an ART and PCR test. She was immediately isolated when her ART result came back positive on the same day. Her PCR test result came back positive for COVID-19 infection on 29 May. Her serology test result is pending.

JEM/ Westgate cluster 

Detected through surveillance:

Case 63882 is a 41 year-old female Philippines national who works as a waitress at Erwin’s Gastrobar (8A Marina Boulevard), and was last at work on 28 May. As she had been identified as a contact of Case 638295, she was placed on phone surveillance on 29 May. She is asymptomatic, but visited a GP clinic on the same day to be tested. Her test result came back positive for COVID-19 infection on 30 May. Her serology test result is pending.

McDonald’s delivery riders cluster

Already quarantined:

Case 63871 is a 38 year-old male Singaporean who works at Pizza Hut (Punggol Plaza) and had last gone to work on 21 May. He is a close contact of Cases 636296, 636697, 636768  and 636829. 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 23 May. He underwent both an ART and PCR test on 28 May, and was immediately isolated when his ART result came back positive. His PCR test result came back positive for COVID-19 infection on 29 May. His serology test result is pending.

Case 63446 cluster10 

Already quarantined:

Case 63866 is a 29 year-old female Singaporean who works in an administrative role at Sephora. She is a family member and household contact of Cases 63446 and 63867, and was placed on quarantine on 18 May. She was tested for COVID-19 on 22 May during quarantine, and her test result was negative. She developed a fever on 29 May, and was tested for COVID-19 on the same day. Her test result came back positive for COVID-19 infection on 29 May. Her serology test result is negative.

Case 63867 is a 7 month-old female Singaporean who is a family member and household contact of Cases 63446 and 63866. She was placed on quarantine on 18 May, and tested negative for COVID-19 on 21 May during quarantine. She developed a fever on 28 May, and was tested for COVID-19 on 29 May. Her test result came back positive for COVID-19 infection on the same day. Her serology test result is pending.

Case 63757 cluster11

Already quarantined:

Case 63862 is a 57 year-old female Singaporean who is employed by A&P Maintenance Pte Ltd as a cleaner at DHL Supply Chain Advanced Regional Centre (1 Greenwich Drive). She is a family member and household contact of Cases 63757, 63863 and 63864, and was placed on quarantine on 26 May. She developed a cough on 28 May but did not report her symptom. She was tested for COVID-19 on the same day during quarantine and her test result came back positive for COVID-19 infection on 29 May. Her serology test result is negative.

Case 63863 is a 31 year-old male Singaporean who works in an administrative role at the Central Provident Fund Board and has been working from home. He is a family member and household contact of Cases 63757, 63862 and 63864, and was placed on quarantine on 26 May. He developed a cough on 27 May but did not report his symptom. He was tested for COVID-19 on 28 May during quarantine and his test result came back positive for COVID-19 infection on 29 May. His serology test result is negative.

Case 63864 is a 27 year-old female Singaporean who works as a retail assistant at Lamy (Bugis Junction and Chinatown Point outlets). She is a family member and household contact of Cases 63757, 63862 and 63863, and was placed on quarantine on 26 May. She was tested for COVID-19 on 28 May during quarantine and her test result came back positive for COVID-19 infection on 29 May. She subsequently developed a fever and cough on the same day. Her serology test result is negative.

Case 63806 cluster12 

Already quarantined:

Case 63875 is a 41 year-old male Singapore Permanent Resident who works as a consultant at ICSC Pte Ltd. He developed a cough on 25 May, but did not seek medical attention. As he had been identified as a close contact of Cases 63806 and 6384813, he was placed on quarantine on 28 May. He was tested for COVID-19 on the same day, and developed a fever on 29 May. His ART result came back positive on 28 May and he was immediately isolated. His PCR test result came back positive on 29 May. His serology test result is pending.

b) Cases residing in dormitories: 0

There are no cases residing in dormitories today. 

c) Imported cases: 6

Amongst the 6 imported cases, 

• 3 (Cases 63873, 63877 and 63878) are Singaporeans and 2 (Cases 63869 and 63870) are Singapore Permanent Residents who returned from Belgium, India, Indonesia and the US.
• 1 (Case 63879) is a Work Permit holder who arrived from the Philippines and is a foreign domestic worker.

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.

Update on condition of confirmed cases

6. 11 more cases of COVID-19 infection have been discharged from hospitals or community isolation facilities. In all, 61,434 have fully recovered from the infection and have been discharged from hospitals or community care facilities.

7. There are currently 222 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. 339 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. 33 have passed away from complications due to COVID-19 infection.

8. Case 63382, a 95 year-old female Singaporean, has passed away from complications due to COVID-19 infection on 30 May 2021. She was confirmed to have COVID-19 infection on 17 May when she was warded at Changi General Hospital for an unrelated medical condition. She had not been vaccinated against COVID-19, and had a history of cancer, hypertension and hypothyroidism. Changi General Hospital has reached out to her family and is extending assistance to them.

[1] This is updated from the afternoon press release as 1 more case has been linked to previous cases following epidemiological investigations.

[2] Case 63853 is a 33 year-old male Malaysia national who works as a kitchen assistant at Hua Zai Eating House Pte Ltd. He was confirmed to have COVID-19 infection on 29 May.

[3] Please refer to https://go.gov.sg/av-testing for details of the testing operations.

[4] Case 63777 is a 23 year-old male Singaporean who works as a waiter at Royz Et Vouz. He was confirmed to have COVID-19 infection on 27 May.

[5] Case 63829 is a 32 year-old male Singaporean who works as a chef at LeVeL33, and had visited Westgate on 20 May. He was confirmed to have COVID-19 infection on 28 May.

[6] 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.

[7] Case 63669 is a 15 year-old male Singaporean who is a student at Peicai Secondary School and works part-time at Pizza Hut (Punggol Plaza) as a kitchen staff. He was confirmed to have COVID-19 infection on 23 May.

[8] Case 63676 is an 18 year-old male Singaporean who works part-time at Pizza Hut (Punggol Plaza) as a kitchen staff. He was confirmed to have COVID-19 infection on 24 May.

[9] Case 63682 is a 16 year-old male Singaporean who is a student at Greendale Secondary School and works part-time at Pizza Hut (Punggol Plaza). He was confirmed to have COVID-19 infection on 24 May.

[10] Case 63446 is a 28 year-old male Singaporean who works as an engineer at Patec Ptd Ltd. He was confirmed to have COVID-19 infection on 18 May.

[11] Case 63757 is a 67 year-old male Singaporean who is a retiree. He was confirmed to have COVID-19 infection on 26 May.

[12] Case 63806 is a 49 year-old male Singapore Permanent Resident who works as a manager at Success Consultancy Pte Ltd. He was confirmed to have COVID-19 infection on 28 May.

[13] Case 63848 is a 26 year-old male India national who works at Success Consultancy Pte Ltd. He was confirmed to have COVID-19 infection on 28 May.