Two airport staff at Singapore infected Covid-19

Sunday, October 25, 2020

The Health Ministry of Singapore reported two airport workers tested positive for Covid-19, amid the travel bubble agreement with the SAR.

The two infected workers are a 64-year-old security officer and a 48-year-old temperature screener and swab assistant at Raffles Medical at Changi Airport Terminal 3. They had not interacted with each other, and no relevant cases were found.

The Singapore health officials expect the passenger volume to increase in the following months. Frontline employees at the airport who may have contact with travelers should be tested for Covid-19 regularly as a precautionary measure.

David Hui Shu-cheong, respiratory medicine expert from the Chinese University of Hong Kong, believed that this incident will not affect the launch of the travel bubble between the two territories. He added that the Hong Kong government should reconsider if the two infected workers have caused a community outbreak.