Foreign workers at Tuas Shipyard

An Indian national met up over 30 friends for a game of badminton at Jurong East Sports Centre have caused all of them to be quarantined after he was tested positive for COVID-19. The group were at the centre for 2 hours between 9am and 11am on Monday (June 22).

According to a colleague of the unnamed 48-year-old man at Keppel Shipyard, he was among the 6 new community cases declared by Ministry of Health yesterday. He was already coughing and showing symptoms when he met the group, and he was picked up after a swab test when he was subsequently identified as a close contact of a confirmed case.

The ministry wrote in their press release:

“A man among the six community cases announced on Friday (June 26) met a large group of people for sports and social activities. His┬ábehaviour increases the risk of transmission and has resulted in his contacts being quarantined.”

The health ministry refused to give details of the man’s activities and his whereabout. No detail was given how “large” the group was.

Community infection are now out of control with 6 new locations were added to the Health Ministry’s list of places visited by infectious patients.