Two Singapore airport terminals off limits due to virus cluster

Thursday, May 13, 2021

Jewel Changi Airport as well as Terminals 1 and 3 will be closed to members of the public from Thursday for 14 days amid a rise in the number of coronavirus disease infections linked to the airport, Channel News Asia reports.

All workers in Terminals 1 and 3, as well as Jewel Changi Airport have been undergoing mandatory tests in a special testing operation that began on Sunday. Terminal 2 has beenclosed  since May 1, 2020.

While the special testing operation is ongoing, the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore and Changi Airport Group said on Wednesday that the passenger terminals buildings will be closed to the public from Thursday.

As a precaution, passenger terminal buildings will be reopened 14 days later on May 27. Jewel will also be closed for 14 days, said the authorities.

Changi Airport remains open for air travel during this period, said CAAS and CAG, adding that passengers may also continue to be dropped off and picked up from the airport.

Seven new infections reported on Wednesday were linked to the Changi Airport cluster, which now includes household contacts and family members of previous infected patients.

The first infection in the cluster was detected on May 5, when an 88-year-old man who works as a cleaner at Terminal 3 tested positive.