The organiser of Chingay 2020, People’s Association (PA) has denied that the confirmed infected Certis Cisco officer of coronavirus who was on duty at Chingay had close interaction with the event performers or audience.

The PA spokesperson said on Monday (10 February) that the temperature checking has been carried out on 31 Jan and 1 Feb to the infected officer who deployed at Chingay.

However, he did not display any symptoms of being unwell.

As reported by Straits Times, PA sent a Whatsapp message to Chingay participants and performers as well as grassroots leaders to make an apology for the alarm caused by the news.

Meanwhile, PA also clarified that the infected officer was not in close contact with any of their performers or audience.

“Performers did not access that area and there was limited crowd movement there. The officer was roving in that area and did not have prolonged interaction with any members of the public,” PA said.

It was reported that the infected officer was deployed to facilitate traffic near to the junction of Raffles Avenue and Bayfront Avenue on 31 Jan, while on 1 Feb, he acted as a roving officer at Youth Olympic Park.

The 37 year-old Certis Cisco male officer has been diagnosed to be infected with coronavirus on 9 Feb after he reported the onset of symptoms on 31 Jan.

In a statement released by Ministry of Health (MOH) on 10 Feb, the infected officer with no recent travel history to China had sought treatment at a general practitioner clinic on 2 Feb and was admitted to Khoo Teck Puat Hospital (KTPH) on 6 Feb.

The infected officer had gone to work at Certis Cisco Centre and was on duty during Chingay 2020 before he was hospitalised.

MOH added that the infected officer had served quarantine orders on two individuals from Wuhan who were later tested positive for the virus before the onset of symptoms.

The infected officer is currently isolated at KPTH.

On top of the confirmed infected employee, Certis Cisco spokesperson told Straits Times that the company will prioritise the safety of employees and is focused on providing all necessary assistance to the affected employee and his family.

“We are currently assisting the authorities with their investigations,” Certis Cisco spokesperson added.

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