New COVID-19 cluster linked to cleaner at Changi Airport

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New COVID-19 cluster linked to cleaner at Changi Airport
SINGAPORE: A new cluster at Changi Airport with eight COVID-19 cases has formed after four more workers at the airport tested positive, said the Ministry of Health (MOH) in its daily update on Sunday (May 9).
 
The first case detected in the cluster, on May 5, is an 88-year-old Singaporean cleaner who works at Changi Airport Terminal 3. On Saturday, three more workers at the airport tested positive - a cleaner, a safety coordinator and an aviation officer.
 
Four new cases at the airport were detected on Sunday - two cleaners, a Certis Cisco officer and a SATS passenger escort. All of them work at Changi Airport Terminal 3.  
 
They were among 10 new community cases reported on Sunday.
 
Two of the new cases - a cleaner and the Certis Cisco officer, have tested preliminarily positive for the B1617 variant first found in India, and are pending further confirmatory tests.
 
This brings the number of open clusters in Singapore to 11.
 
 
Source: CNA

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