Updates on School COVID-19 Cases

Published Date: 18 May 2021 10:36 PM

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MOE would like to update on three student COVID-19 cases, with the source of infection of all three cases occurring from outside of our schools.

Yuhua Primary School

2. A student from Yuhua Primary School was tested positive for COVID-19 on 17 May. The student was last in school on 14 May and was well, but was subsequently placed on Quarantine Order as his household member had tested positive on 14 May. All his close contacts in the school will be placed on Quarantine Order and will be required to undergo the COVID-19 PCR swab tests.

Update on case linked to Learning Point Tuition Centre (Parkway Centre)

3. A student from Catholic High School (Primary) was tested positive for COVID-19 on 17 May. The student was last in school on 12 May and was well, but was subsequently placed on Quarantine Order from 12 May as he had attended classes run by an infected private tutor at Learning Point Tuition Centre (Parkway Centre). All his close contacts in the school have been placed on Quarantine Order and they will be required to undergo the COVID-19 PCR swab tests.

Update on case linked to Seedlings World Student Care @ Frankel

4. A student from CHIJ (Katong) Primary was tested positive for COVID-19 on 17 May. The student was last in school on 11 May and was well, but was subsequently placed on Quarantine Order from 14 May as she had attended the same external student care centre, Seedlings World Student Care @ Frankel, as an earlier confirmed case 1 ​from St Stephen's School. As she has been isolated during the infectious period, there were no close contacts in her school that would need to be placed on Quarantine Order.

5. Yuhua Primary School has started Home-Based Learning (HBL) while Catholic High School (Primary) and CHIJ (Katong) Primary will start HBL on 19 May. Beyond existing safe management measures, the affected schools have implemented additional precautions to ensure the safety of students and staff, minimise the risk of transmission, and prevent the development of school-based clusters. This includes the thorough cleaning and disinfection of school premises.

Footnotes
  1. This student from St Stephen's School had attended classes run by an infected private tutor at Learning Point Tuition Centre (Parkway Centre).
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