A National Parks Board (NParks) landscaper who tested positive for COVID-19 last week has been linked to the COVID-19 cluster at Changi Airport, the Ministry of Health (MOH) said on Wednesday (May 12).
Epidemiological investigations showed that Case 63005, an NParks landscaper who was confirmed to have COVID-19 on May 8, had been at Changi Airport Terminal 3 on May 3 and May 4.
He visited the same locations as Cases 62940 and 62942 - a cleaner and safety coordinator who work at Terminal 3 - during their infectious period.
"He was likely to have been infected while he was at Changi Airport Terminal 3," said MOH.
Seven new community cases reported on Wednesday were also linked to the cluster. Of these, three tested primarily positive for the B1617 variant that was first detected in India, said MOH.
SEVEN NEW CASES
The first case, Case 63091, is a 24-year-old Singaporean man who is employed by Huawei Enterprise as an IT engineer.
He works at Changi Airport Terminal 4, but had been at Terminal 3 on Apr 28 and May 3. He had not gone to work after the onset of symptoms.
He developed a fever on May 7, which subsided on the same day with self-medication, MOH said. His fever returned the following night and he resolved it with self-medication again.
On May 9, he sought medical help at a general practitioner clinic and was diagnosed with tonsillitis. He developed a fever later on the same day and sought treatment at another GP clinic that evening.