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4 kids from family of infected Changi Business Park cleaning supervisor among new Covid-19 cases

SINGAPORE – Four young children who are family members of an infected Changi Business Park cleaning supervisor were among eight new coronavirus cases linked to the cluster on Saturday (May 29).

They are an eight-month-old girl, a one-year-old boy, as well as two girls – aged seven and nine – from Boon Lay Garden Primary School.

They are family members of a 30-year-old Singaporean man employed by Hong Ye Group as a cleaning supervisor at Changi Business Park. He was confirmed to have been infected on May 23.

The cluster now has 17 cases.

The eight-month-old girl does not attend any childcare facility, said the Ministry of Health (MOH) on Saturday. The one-year-old boy is a pupil at Little Explorers Cove @ Boon Lay, and was last in school in April. They were both identified as close contacts of the cleaning supervisor and quarantined on Monday.

The girl developed a fever on the same day and the boy developed a fever on Thursday, but their symptoms were not reported. They were tested on Thursday and their results came back positive the next day.

A third pupil, aged 13, from Xinghua Primary School, was also linked to the cluster. She was last in school on May 18.

Meanwhile, a 40-year-old teacher at Rosyth School was one of four unlinked community cases who had been confirmed as at noon on Saturday.

She was last in school on May 18 and developed a blocked nose on Tuesday.

On Wednesday, she had a runny nose and sought medical treatment at a general practitioner’s clinic.

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She underwent both an antigen rapid test (ART) and a polymerase chain reaction test the next day and was immediately isolated when her ART result came back positive, MOH said.

The teacher developed a fever on the day she was isolated.

She is fully vaccinated, having received her first dose on March 13 and her second dose on April 3.

The number of Covid-19 infections in Singapore broke the 62,000 mark on Saturday.

Read the full MOH press release here.

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