The Ministry of Health (MOH) said on Monday (12 July) that it is investigating cases of COVID-19 among Vietnamese social hostesses who had frequented KTV lounges or clubs that are currently operating as food and beverage (F&B) outlets, including their social contacts.
In a statement, MOH urged members of the public who had visited Supreme KTC (Far East Shopping Centre), Empress KTV (Tanglin Shopping Centre), and Club Dolce (Balestier Point) between 29 June to 12 July to come forward for a free swab test.
The Ministry also urged those who had visited similar KTV lounges or clubs operating as F&B outlets, or interacted with Vietnamese social hostesses in any setting between 29 June to 12 July to attend the free swab test.
It also advised all visitors of these premises and similar settings, or those with the above social interactions, to monitor their health closely, and minimise social interactions as far as possible for 14 days from their last date of visit.
Those who develop any COVID-19 symptoms should see their doctor immediately, said the Ministry.
“While close contacts of the confirmed cases who are at higher risk of infection have already been identified through contact-tracing, MOH is offering a fully-funded COVID-19 PCR test to individuals who had visited these premises or had interacted with Vietnamese social hostesses to pre-emptively mitigate any potential risk of wider, undetected community transmission,” it added.
MOH has confirmed an additional 26 cases of COVID-19 infection in Singapore as of Monday noon, bringing the total number of infection cases to 62,718.
There were eight new cases of locally transmitted COVID-19 infection. Five are linked to previous cases, and have already been placed on quarantine.
Three cases are currently unlinked.
In addition, there are 18 new imported cases, who had been placed on Stay-Home Notice (SHN) or isolated upon arrival in Singapore. 13 were detected upon arrival in Singapore, while five developed the illness during SHN or isolation.