SingPost at Eunos

The Ministry of Health reported another 49 new cases in Singapore, bringing the total to 732 past the seven hundredth mark. A new cluster of 3 infected was formed at the SingPost Centre in Eunos.

An infected contractor was working, while sick, at SingPost on March 19, after contracting the virus in public. The government was unable to find the source of his infection. The contractor went to work despite coughing because contract workers are daily-paid and do not get medical benefits if they do not report to work.

He was tested only on March 24, but he had already spread the virus to others at SingPost. Two SingPost full-time employees were tested later on March 27, and they had also spread the virus to others.

SingPost announced that mail delivery will be delayed as the infected had handled packet-processing:

“We are suspending all packet-processing operations at SingPost Centre on March 26 and 27 for thorough cleaning and to facilitate contact tracing, and all employees working on the same floor have been instructed to stay home until further notice. As a result, members of the public should note that delivery of packages may be slightly delayed as cleaning and disinfection are underway.”

The government mail office however posted a fake news claiming that the virus will not be transmitted on physical surfaces. This is not true. The virus can spread from person to person through touching objects or surfaces that have cough or sneeze droplets from an infected person.