SINGAPORE: All residents of a Yishun Housing Board block have been asked to take a swab test after cases of Covid-19 infections have been detected.
In a letter to residents seen by The Straits Times on Monday (May 31), grassroots adviser Nee Soon Faishal Ibrahim of the RCMP said it was a precautionary measure to ensure the safety and well-being of residents at 745 Yishun Street 72.
He added that residents living in the surrounding blocks should not be tested unless they have visited homes in block 745 between May 15 and 24.
“Nee Soon City Council has carried out a thorough cleaning and disinfection of the common area of block 745 and the surrounding blocks,” he said.
On May 24, 304 residents of block number 559 on Pasir Ris 51 were asked to test after four cases of Covid-19 were detected in two homes.
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The Ministry of Health said on May 25 that all the tests had turned negative.
Earlier, MOH had identified 11 cases of Covid-19 from at least four homes on block 506 of Hougang Avenue 8. Two of these were detected from a mandatory testing exercise for residents.
A total of 405 residents and visitors to the blog were tested on May 21 and 22.
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