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No Covid-19 cases detected in Pasir Ris housing block tests

SINGAPORE — No cases of Covid-19 have been found among residents and visitors of a public housing block in Pasir Ris after the authorities concluded its testing operations there.

The authorities carried out Covid-19 testing at Block 559 (pictured), Pasir Ris Street 51, after four cases from two different households were detected there.

The authorities carried out Covid-19 testing at Block 559 (pictured), Pasir Ris Street 51, after four cases from two different households were detected there.

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SINGAPORE — No cases of Covid-19 have been found among residents and visitors of a public housing block in Pasir Ris after the authorities concluded its testing operations there.

Giving an update on the situation, the Ministry of Health (MOH) on Tuesday (May 25) said that 304 residents and visitors of Block 559 on Pasir Ris Street 51 were tested for the coronavirus.

All 304 people have tested negative, MOH said.

The authorities carried out testing at the block after four cases from two different households were detected there.

The four cases include an 88-year-old Singaporean man who is employed by Ramky Cleantech Services as a cleaner at Changi Airport Terminal 3 whose Covid-19 infection was detected on May 5.

The Changi Airport cluster is the largest community cluster in Singapore so far, with 108 cases reported as of Monday.

Residents had been notified by MOH to undergo a swab test at a regional screening centre set up at the former Coral Primary School on May 23 and 24.

The mass swabbing came shortly after residents living in Block 506 on Hougang Avenue 8 went through mandatory Covid-19 tests last Friday and Saturday.

On Sunday, MOH said that it had concluded the Covid-19 testing of the affected block in Hougang and two people have been found to be infected with the coronavirus.

The two were added to the nine positive cases that prompted the authorities to test all residents of and visitors to the block.

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