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4 Covid-19 cases detected in mandatory testing operations in Yishun and Hougang: MOH

SINGAPORE — A total of four people so far have been detected to have Covid-19 through mandatory testing operations at three separate public housing blocks in Yishun and Hougang.

4 Covid-19 cases detected in mandatory testing operations in Yishun and Hougang: MOH

Swabbing exercise at the void deck of Block 507, Hougang Avenue 8, on June 1, 2021 for residents of Blocks 501 and 507.

SINGAPORE — A total of four people so far have been detected to have Covid-19 through mandatory testing operations at three separate public housing blocks in Yishun and Hougang.

In response to media queries, the Ministry of Health (MOH) said that three cases were confirmed at the end of the testing operations at Block 745 on Yishun Street 72 on Wednesday (June 2). 

For Blocks 501 and 507 on Hougang Avenue 8, the testing exercise there that is set to end on June 3 uncovered one positive case so far.  

Investigations are ongoing to trace the source of transmission for these cases, MOH added.

MORE THAN 500 PEOPLE TESTED IN YISHUN

MOH said that 509 residents and visitors of Block 745 took the compulsory polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests.

A total of 506 people tested negative for the coronavirus.

The scene at the void deck of Block 745, Yishun Street 72, on June 1, 2021. Photo: Nuria Ling/TODAY

An 80-year-old retiree was among the three who tested positive, MOH said in a separate update on confirmed cases Wednesday night.

The retiree, who had no symptoms and was fully vaccinated, was tested on June 1 and the result was known the next day.

Details on the other two positive cases will be reported in upcoming press releases, MOH said.

HOUGANG BLOCKS: 665 PEOPLE TESTED NEGATIVE 

At the two housing blocks on Hougang Avenue 8, 681 people were tested for the coronavirus as of 10pm on Wednesday.

Of these, 665 people tested negative and one was positive. Another 15 test results are pending.

The positive case is a 43-year-old Singaporean woman who works in an administrative role at Changi Prison Complex and had last gone to work on March 2. She has been fully vaccinated.

She developed a cough on May 29 but did not see a doctor.

“She was detected when she was tested for Covid-19 on June 1 as part of our special testing operations for residents of Hougang Avenue 8,” MOH said.

“She developed a sore throat, blocked nose and loss of taste the next day, and her test result came back positive for Covid-19 infection on June 2.” 

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