Covid-19 Cases Penetrate More Hospitals: 4 Hospitals Report Infected Staff Members

Covid-19 cases have penetrated more hospitals, with 4 hospitals to date reporting staff members who have been infected with the virus.

The latest incident involves a 33-year-old Philippine operating theatre nurse at Sengkang General Hospital.

He developed a runny nose on the night of 9 May, a cough on the night of 10 May and subsequently a fever, sore throat, shortness of breath and loss of taste on 11 May.

He was later tested positive for Covid19.

Ng Teng Fong General Hospital has also seen at least one case of Covid-19 infections so far among staff members.

The affected staff is a 42-year-old operating theatre technician who returned from Malaysia on 10 Jan, served his stay-home-notice, and was tested negative for the virus.

He developed a cough on 21 April and did not seek treatment until 10 May.

That was when he was tested positive for Covid-19 at the hospital’s staff clinic.

At Changi General Hospital, a 43-year-old housekeeper has tested positive for the B1617 variant of the virus that was first detected in India.

She has been linked to the cluster surrounding a cleaner working at Changi Airport Terminal 3.

Meanwhile, the Covid-19 cluster at Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore’s biggest cluster at 44 linked cases to date, continues to grow.

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