Last Updated: July 23, 2021
The Ministry of Health (MOH) announced on Tuesday (20 July 2021) that new coronavirus transmissions had been connected to more markets and food centres in Singapore—the total connections detected are linked to at least 35 food and market centres from the Jurong Fishery Port cluster.
In addition, starting from 22 July till 18 August 2021, dining-in will not be allowed for F&B establishments; only takeaway and delivery options will be available.
Notably, Boon Lay Place Food Village, Clementi 448 Market & Food Centre, Whampoa Drive Market, Chong Boon, Hong Lim, Haig Road, Chong Pang, and 75 Lorong 5 Toa Payoh market and food centres will be closed for deep cleaning. Relevant cleaning and closure dates can be found below.
In order to prevent further transmissions, the affected food and market centres will undergo thorough cleaning and disinfection while all workers will be tested for COVID-19.
All fishmongers who work in these food and market centres will be required by law to get tested and self-isolate until a negative PCR result is received.
The majority of linked transmission cases from food and market centres were fishmongers who were infected after coming in contact with stallholders at Jurong Fishery Port, which has also been closed for deep cleaning from 17 to 31 July 2021 after some fishmongers have been infected.
The food and market centres which have been linked to COVID-19 transmissions in July are:
Other than the above highlighted food and market centres closures, the remaining linked places remain open at the point of writing. This article is in development and will be updated if there are new updates and closures.
Singapore’s F&B trade will undoubtedly be affected by the disruption in local seafood supplies and we urge our readers to be understanding if any dishes from hawkers or restaurants are unavailable. Some hawkers are even forced to throw away ingredients pre-ordered for the coming weeks and our sympathy is needed. Price surges might be a possibility as well. Do avoid crowded markets and stay safe.
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