Covid-19: Changi Airport employee, 24, among 2 more cases to test preliminarily positive for Omicron variant
Early tests have detected two more Covid-19 cases in Singapore infected by the Omicron coronavirus variant. One is an airport front-line worker and the other is an imported infection.
MOH said that the two patients are both fully vaccinated and have received their booster shots.
“One is asymptomatic while the other has mild symptoms. Both cases are recovering in isolation wards at the National Centre for Infectious Diseases (NCID).”
MOH said that the local case is a 24-year-old Singaporean woman who works as a passenger service staff member at Changi Airport Terminals 1 and 3. The woman had worked at a transit holding area, where she may have interacted with transit passengers from Omicron-affected countries. She did not work at Terminal 4, where three earlier cases of Omicron infections had been.
The other case is a 46-year-old permanent resident who returned to Singapore via the vaccinated travel lane from Germany on board Singapore Airlines flight SQ325 on Monday.
In total so far, five cases of Omicron infections have been detected here, with two of them being confirmed after the National Public Health Laboratory has completed whole genome sequencing.