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Covid-19: 9 new cases linked to Learning Point centre, 6 added to Changi Airport cluster; no links for 17 cases

SINGAPORE — Nine more people were infected with Covid-19 and linked to the Learning Point tuition centre cluster and six more were added to the Changi Airport cluster.

  • There were 49 cases of Covid-19 cases reported on May 16
  • Of these, 38 were locally transmitted
  • New cases were added to clusters at Learning Point tyuition centre, Changi Airport and a Changi Prison building
  • There were 11 imported cases and none in foreign worker dormitories

 

SINGAPORE — Nine more people were infected with Covid-19 and linked to the Learning Point tuition centre cluster and six more were added to the Changi Airport cluster.

Other clusters at a Changi Prison building and the Wok Hey food stall at White Sands mall in Pasir Ris also had cases added to the list.

These and 17 new cases with no known sources of infection brought the number of infections in the community to 38 — the highest since the 40 community cases in April last year.

The Ministry of Health (MOH) said in its second update on Sunday (May 16) that four of the new cases in the Learning Point cluster were children aged eight and nine.

One in the airport cluster, which now has 74 cases, is a one-year-old infant.

All the newly reported cases in the Learning Point, Changi Prison and Wok Hey stall clusters were already quarantined, it added. Most in the airport cluster were detected through surveillance.

LEARNING POINT CLUSTER

  • A nine-year-old Singaporean boy who is a student at Kong Hwa School. He attended classes taught by a 50-year-old tutor at Learning Point located at Parkway Centre. The tutor was earlier confirmed to be infected. The boy had no symptoms and confirmed to be infected on May 15

  • An eight-year-old Singaporean boy, also a student at Kong Hwa School, went to the same tuition class taught by the same infected tutor. He was confirmed infected on May 15 when he also developed a fever

  • An eight-year-old boy who is a Singapore permanent resident and a student at Yu Neng Primary School. He attended classes at Learning Point taught by the same tutor and confirmed infected on May 15 when he also developed a cough

  • An eight-year-old Singaporean girl who is a student at St Margaret’s Primary School. She had not gone to school after onset of symptoms

  • A 41-year-old Singaporean woman who works at Celestica Electronics and is a family member and household contact of a Kong Hwa School student who went to Learning Point

  • A 42 year-old Singaporean man who works at the Land Transport Authority. He is a family member and household contact of a St Andrew’s Junior School student who went to Learning Point. The man developed a sore throat on May 12 but did not see a doctor. He was confirmed infected on May 15

  • A 41-year-old Singaporean woman who works at design and consultancy firm Arcadis. She is a family member and household contact of a St Stephen’s School student who went to Learning Point. She was confirmed infected on May 15 when she also developed a fever

  • A 37-year-old Singaporean man who works at Schenker Global Management. He is a family member and household contact of a St Stephen’s School student who went to Learning Point. The man's test result on May 14 during quarantine was negative but he got a sore throat the next day. His next test was positive on May 15.

  • A 55-year-old Singaporean man who works as a social worker at Care Corner Family Service Centre. He is a family member and household contact of the 50-year-old tutor at Learning Point. He received his first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine on April 20 and had no symptoms when he tested positive on May 14 with an antigen rapid test during quarantine. A polymerase chain reaction test taken later confirmed on May 16 that he has the coronavirus

CHANGI AIRPORT CLUSTER

  • A one-year-old Singaporean boy who is a family member and household contact of a 44 year-old Singaporean man. The man works as a private-hire car driver with GoJek and had visited Terminal 3 on May 6 and confirmed to be infected May 12. The boy developed a fever and runny nose on May 15 when his test result also came back positive

  • A 37-year-old Filipino man who works as a sales representative at health supplements distributor JR Life Sciences. He visited Terminal 3 on May 4. He had no symptoms and was detected when he was tested on May 14 as part of testing operations for those who had visited Terminal 3. He has tested positive preliminarily for the B1617 variant

  • A 39-year-old Filipino man who works as a nurse at Ren Ci Nursing Home in Ang Mo Kio. He is a household contact of the case above and developed a sore throat on May 15. He saw a doctor and was confirmed infected on May 16. He has been fully vaccinated since February

  • A 36-year-old man who is a permanent resident and who works as a stall assistant at Kopitiam food court in Terminal 3. He developed a runny nose on May 13 but did not seek medical treatment. He was detected during testing operations and confirmed infected on May 15

  • A 66-year-old female woman who is employed by Certis Cisco as an aviation security officer at Terminal 3. She developed a sore throat and cough on May 14 and sought medical treatment the next day. She was confirmed infected on May 16 when she also developed a fever. She has been fully vaccinated since February

  • A 26-year-old Malaysian man who works as a sales associate at a retail store in Terminal 3. He developed a fever on May 10, then a sore throat, flu and runny nose on May 11 and saw a doctor on May 12. His test came back positive on May 15. He has been fully vaccinated since February

WOK HEY STALL CLUSTER

A 26-year-old Singaporean woman who works as a customer service officer at Wareesan Management, which provides exhumation services. She is a family member and household contact of a 22 year-old Singaporean man who works as a cook at Wok Hey stall in White Sands and who was confirmed to have Covid-19 on May 13.

The woman developed a sore throat on May 10 but did not see a doctor. She also did not report her symptoms when she was quarantined on May 13.

After a test on May 14, she was confirmed infected the next day when she also developed a fever.

CHANGI PRISON COMPLEX CLUSTER

  • A 35-year-old male China national who works as a cargo driver at Sats Food Services. He is a household contact of a Sats Food employee who is a cook at Changi Prison Complex. The 35-year-old, who had no sympotoms, was confirmed infected on 15 May. He has been fully vaccinated since February.

  • A 22-year-old Vietnamese man who is unemployed and a household contact of the same cook at Changi Prison Complex. He had a cough, blocked nose and sore throat on May 11 but did not seek medical treatment. His test result came back positive on May 15.

OTHER COMMUNITY CASES WITH NO LINKS

  • A 55-year-old Singaporean man who works as a warehouse assistant at Jin Tai Mart. He had a fever on May 11, and then a sore throat and cough on May 12 before seeing a doctor. He was confirmed infected on 15 May

  • A 54-year-old Malaysian woman who works at Sms Infocomm (Singapore). She had a fever on May 13 and a cough the next day and saw a doctor. Her test came back positive on May 15. She has tested positive preliminarily positive for the B1617 variant

  • A 55-year-old Singaporean man who works as a driver at freight forwarding firm Ken Express Services. He developed body aches on May 12 but did not seek medical treatment until May 14, when he also developed a runny nose. His test result came back positive on May 15. He got his first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine on May 9 and has tested positive preliminarily for the B1617 variant

  • A 52-year-old permanent resident who is employed by Certis Cisco Security as an auxiliary police officer at Bank of China located at Westgate mall in Jurong East. He developed a fever, cough and body aches on May 13 and went to a clinic the next day. His test result came back positive on May 15. He has tested positive preliminarily for the B1617 variant

  • A 40-year-old Singaporean man who is an accountant at refuse collection firm 3R Corporation and who works from home. He had a fever on May 14 and was confirmed infected on May 15

  • An 18-year-old Singaporean student at Singapore Polytechnic who works part-time at Star Arts arts supply store located at Westgate mall. He had a fever, cough and headache on May 13 and went to a clinic the next day. His test result was positive on May 15

  • A 57-year-old Malaysian woman who is unemployed. She developed a fever and cough on May 13 and was confirmed infected on May 15. She got her first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine on April 19 and has tested positive preliminarily for the B1617 variant

  • A 29-year-old Filipina who works as a nurse at Raffles Hospital. She arrived from the Philippines on April 1 and did not test positive during her stay-home notice. She had no symptoms and was detected on May 15 after going for rostered routine testing for healthcare workers. She got her first dose of the vaccine on May 8

  • A 34-year-old Singaporean man who works at ST Telemedia Global Data Centres. He developed a fever on May 13 but did not see a doctor at first. He was later tested and confirmed infected on May 15. He has tested positive preliminarily positive for the B1617 variant

  • A 64-year-old female permanent resident who is unemployed. She developed a cough and runny nose on May 9 and saw a doctor only on May 14. Her test result came back positive on May 15. She has been fully vaccinated since April

  • A 27-year-old Singaporean man who works as a digital web designer. He has tested positive preliminarily for the B1617 variant

  • A 28-year-old Malaysian man who works at Sheng Siong supermarket at 440 Bukit Batok West Avenue 8. He developed a sore throat on May 14 and a fever the next day. His test result came back positive on the same day. He has been fully vaccinated since March

  • A 35-year-old Portuguese woman who works as a sales personnel at bio-pharmaceutical firm Sanofi-Aventis. She developed fatigue and body aches on May 13, and a fever and cough the next day. She was confirmed infected on May 15

  • A 48-year-old female permanent resident who works at What the Fish food stall at Junction 8 mall and Pin Xiang Yan stall in a Kopitiam food court at 10 Jurong East Street 12. She developed a fever, sore throat and body aches on May 13 and her test result came back positive on May 15

  • A 44-year-old Singaporean man who works at Clean Solutions. He developed a cough on May 15 and his test result came back positive on the same day. He received his first dose of the vaccine on April 29

  • A 77-year-old Singaporean homemaker whose test result came back positive on May 15 after she had fever and a runny nose. She had her first dose of the vaccine on May 7

  • A 35-year-old Singaporean man who works as a dealer in the casino at Marina Bay Sands. He had a cough, runny nose, sore throat, body aches on May 14, followed by a fever the next day. He was confirmed infected on May 16

IMPORTED CASES

There were 11 new imported cases reported on Sunday and all had been placed on stay-home notice upon their arrival here, MOH said.

They were:

  • Five permanent residents who returned from India.

  • Five work permit holders who arrived from Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines, of whom four areforeign domestic workers

  • A special pass holder who is a seafarer. He arrived from the United Arab Emirates on a vessel and was tested onboard without disembarking

UPDATE ON REMAINING CASES

The total number of infections in Singapore is now 61,585.

Of these, 61,104 people have fully recovered and been discharged, including 42 on Sunday.

There are still 207 patients in hospitals. Of these, most are stable or improving, and two are in a critical condition.

Another 243 patients are isolated at community facilities. They have mild symptoms or are clinically well but still tested positive for Covid-19.

Thirty-one people have died from complications due to the disease.

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