SINGAPORE: A bus driver who will take persons from Changi Airport to dedicated facilities for their remain-house recognize has analyzed favourable for COVID-19, the Ministry of Well being (MOH) stated on Monday (Feb 8).

The 49-year-previous Singaporean is employed by Cobb and Mentor Companies and his work consists of transporting people today from the airport to focused facilities for their isolation period.

He is between the two community COVID-19 instances documented in Singapore on Monday.

He produced a runny nose on Jan 31 but did not request medical consideration, MOH said. The infection was detected right after he was analyzed on Feb 5 as aspect of rostered plan tests, and his pooled exam end result came back good on Feb 6.

An individual check was finished that night at Tan Tock Seng clinic, and arrived back favourable for COVID-19 an infection the up coming working day.

He was taken by ambulance to the National Centre for Infectious Diseases (NCID).

His previously exams from rostered regime testing – the past staying on Jan 23 – were being adverse for COVID-19. His serology test end result has come again negative, indicating that this is probable a existing infection, reported MOH.

The Health and fitness Ministry reported his bus is disinfected just after every single journey.

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The other community situation documented on Monday was a 30-year-old Indian nationwide who is a do the job pass holder and will work as an engineer at Station Satcom. As part of his task, he boards ships to install communications and IT equipment, mentioned MOH.

He was previously identified as a close get in touch with of a preceding case – a sea crew member who arrived from Japan aboard a vessel and verified to have COVID-19 on Jan 11 – and positioned in quarantine from Jan 13 to Jan 24. 

His swabs taken all through quarantine on Jan 13 and Jan 21 have been adverse for COVID-19, reported MOH. Subsequent checks taken as portion of rostered routine screening – the last on Jan 29 – ended up also destructive for the coronavirus.

He been given his to start with dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine on Jan 27.

On Feb 4, he formulated tiredness and experienced a fever the next day, but did not seek medical notice, claimed the Well being Ministry.

He was tested for COVID-19 on Feb 5 as portion of rostered regimen screening, and his final result came back again constructive the upcoming working day. He was also taken to NCID.

“While his serological take a look at taken on Feb 7 has arrive again favourable, this is assessed to be a latest infection as he is symptomatic, and the Ct benefit for his polymerase chain response (PCR) examination was minimal,” stated MOH.

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The Overall health Ministry stated the vaccine that the person took on Jan 27 accounts for his constructive serology examination as he has likely started generating antibodies next the jab.

“As the vaccine does not include live virus, he could not have been contaminated due to vaccination. It is feasible for 1 to be contaminated just before or just soon after vaccination as it usually requires a number of months for an unique to construct up immunity just after completing vaccination,” explained the Overall health Ministry.

Epidemiological investigations are ongoing. All determined close contacts of the conditions, like their relatives users and co-workers, have been isolated and placed on quarantine, and will be analyzed at the get started and conclude of their quarantine period

“We will also carry out serological tests for the close contacts to determine if the cases could have been infected by them,” reported MOH.

Singapore reported 22 COVID-19 situations in total on Monday, bringing the national tally to 59,721 instances.

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