Singapore marine worker becomes first locally-infected in two weeks

World | 27 Nov 2020 9:25 am

Singapore on Thursday reported its first community coronavirus infection in more than two weeks, a 32-year-old citizen whose infection is not linked to others, Channel News Asia reports.

It was among five new cases as of noon on Thursday, four of which were imported,  the Ministry of Health, said. 

The infected person works as a service engineer at Master Systems Marine. His job involves going on board vessels docked at Marina South Pier and West Coast Pier for servicing and maintenance of ships’ navigational systems.

"He typically worked alone and had no interaction with vessel crew except for a supervising crew member," said MOH.

On days he was not working on board vessels, he remained at his office at Vertex Building Tower B at 33 Ubi Avenue 3. 

"He reported that he wore a surgical mask during his work on board the vessels and at the office, and that safe distancing and safe management measures were adhered to," the ministry said..

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