Gan Kim Yong

A pre-school at International Business Park in Jurong, Creative O Preschoolers’ Bay, has been shut down for two days of disinfection after a staff tested positive for the deadly Wuhan virus. According to the Ministry of Health, the assistant cook, a 62-year-old woman, became unwell in the middle of her shift while preparing food for pre-school children.

She saw the doctor on the same day and she was placed on MC from Feb 22. The Ministry of Health did not give any further details, and only reported that she was tested positive only yesterday (March 4) and that she is “linked” to an existing case.

The Early Childhood Development Agency ordered the pre-school to close today and tomorrow for disinfection. All the staff at the centre are put on leave, except the children which the government did not take any action for.

Singapore reported two new cases yesterday bringing the total to 112.

The other new case is a 43-year-old foreigner with permanent residence. He started coughing on Feb 24 and saw a GP clinic, who turned him away. He later went to the Sengkang General Hospital three days later on Feb 27, which also refused to send him for testing. A day later on Feb 28, he visited another GP, which again turned him away.

In total, the infected was rejected 3 times – until he was finally warded on Tuesday (Mar 3) at National University Hospital.