Fresh fish and seafood stalls ordered to stop operating; stallholders to undergo COVID-19 test
Fresh fish and seafood stallholders at slotxo หน้าเว็บ markets managed by the National Environment Agency (NEA) or its appointed operators were ordered to stop operations on Sunday (Jul 18), as a precautionary measure to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
This comes after the emergence of COVID-19 clusters among fishmongers who had visited the Jurong Fishery Port to collect stocks and sell at the markets.
Stallholders will receive an SMS health risk warning from the Ministry of Health (MOH), which requires them to undergo a COVID-19 polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test at designated testing centres.
They will be required to self-isolate and not leave their homes until they are confirmed to have tested negative, NEA and MOH said in a joint news release.
Stallholders will also be able to walk in to specified regional screening centres on Sunday should they wish to be tested for COVID-19 as soon as possible, and those who test negative will be allowed to resume business immediately.
In addition, they will also be issued with self-test antigen rapid test kits and are required to self-administer a test on the seventh day from their last exposure, MOH and NEA said.
Another PCR test will be required at designated testing centres around the 14th day from their date of last known exposure.