The Ministry of Health (MOH) is investigating likely COVID-19 transmission at 639 Rowell Road. So far, 12 cases of COVID-19 infection have been detected in two households at 639 Rowell Road. 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 639 Rowell Road. Testing is optional for those who have tested negative for COVID-19 infection from 11 July onwards. In the event that a positive COVID-19 case is detected, MOH will isolate the case, identify all close contacts, test and quarantine them to protect the community from further transmission. Mandatory testing will be conducted at the pavilion at 636 Veerasamy Road on 16 July 2021 between 9am and 4pm.
3. To detect possible asymptomatic cases in the community, MOH will also conduct voluntary COVID-19 testing for visitors and those who have interacted with residents of 639 Rowell Road between 30 June and 14 July 2021. We encourage these individuals to come forward for testing. Testing will be conducted by appointment only at designated Regional Screening Centres from 16 to 17 July 2021 between 9am and 4pm.To book an appointment and for information on the alternate test locations, please visit go.gov.sg/639-rr-covid-19-testing, or call 1800 333 9999 if you have any queries.
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
15 JULY 2021