The Ministry of Health (MOH) is investigating likely COVID-19 transmission at 52 and 53 Chin Swee Road, and 3 and 9 Jalan Kukoh. So far, five cases of COVID-19 infection have been detected in two households at 52 Chin Swee Road. Separately, three cases of COVID-19 infection in three households and seven cases of COVID-19 infection in four households, have been detected at 3 and 9 Jalan Kukoh, respectively. Epidemiological investigations are ongoing to determine linkages and the source of transmission.
2. In order to uncover community infection cases, MOH will conduct mandatory COVID-19 testing for all residents of 52 and 53 Chin Swee Road, and 3 and 9 Jalan Kukoh; as well as owners and staff of commercial units at these blocks. As an added precautionary measure, mandatory COVID-19 testing will also be conducted for all staff and cleaners working at Jalan Kukoh Food Centre (1 Jalan Kukoh). Testing is optional for those who have tested negative for COVID-19 infection from 11 August onwards.
3. Mandatory testing will be conducted on 15 August between 9am to 4pm at the void deck between 51 and 53 Chin Swee Road, and from 15 August to 16 August between 9am to 4pm at the level 4 void deck of 9 Jalan Kukoh, respectively.
4. All residents are to bring along their NRIC for identification purposes.Leaflets have been distributed and SMS notifications have been sent to the residents to provide them with more information. Residents are reminded to keep to their appointment time. Residents are also advised to monitor their health closely and consult a doctor immediately if they feel unwell. Those who are still awaiting their test results are advised to minimise social interactions as much as possible. They should continue to monitor their health and seek immediate medical attention if they feel unwell.
MINISTRY OF HEALTH
14 AUGUST 2021
1 52 and 53 Chin Swee Road are connected.