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Redhill market stallholders to undergo mandatory testing after visit by Covid-19 case

SINGAPORE — All stallholders at the popular Redhill Market and Food Centre will undergo mandatory testing for Covid-19 on Tuesday (June 15) and Wednesday after a recent visit to the centre by an infected person.

Redhill market stallholders to undergo mandatory testing after visit by Covid-19 case

Mr Melvin Yong (right), Member of Parliament for Radin Mas, with a shopkeeper at Redhill Market and Food Centre.

SINGAPORE — All stallholders at the popular Redhill Market and Food Centre will undergo mandatory testing for Covid-19 on Tuesday (June 15) and Wednesday after a recent visit there by an infected person.

In a Facebook post on Tuesday evening, Mr Melvin Yong, Member of Parliament for Radin Mas, said that the testing operation is being conducted as a “precautionary measure” to ensure the safety of those working at and visiting the “usually busy neighbourhood centre”.

Mr Yong wrote that he was informed by the Ministry of Health (MOH) that a Covid-19 case “had recently visited the Redhill Market and Food Centre”.

“All stallholders will need to undergo a mandatory swab test today and tomorrow, at the temporary testing centre set up at Block 84A Redhill Lane,” he said.

He had visited the testing centre earlier on Tuesday with the chairman of the Bukit Merah Shop Owners and Hawkers Association to check on the testing process and update the stallholders on the latest situation.

“I’m glad that our stallholders understand the need for the swab test. Most had completed their tests by mid-day and informed me that the process was painless and smooth.

“They agree that getting tested is the responsible thing to do, so that everyone can have peace of mind when coming to the market and food centre,” Mr Yong said.

The testing at the Redhill Market and Food Centre comes after the Bukit Merah View Market and Food Centre was closed from Sunday to Tuesday due to Covid-19 cases detected there. As of Monday, the cluster has 16 cases.

The two locations are within a 10-minute walk of each other.

On Tuesday, MOH reported 14 new cases of Covid-19 in Singapore, all of which were in the community. Of these, five have no known links to past infections.

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