10 new Covid-19 cases, CNY dinner at Safra Jurong biggest cluster; short-term visitors must now pay for treatment
Singapore will still waive testing fees for these short-term visit pass holders, but they will have to pay for treatment if they are warded. The Government will continue to pay for Singapore residents and long-term pass holders - such as work, student's and dependant's passes - who are admitted to public hospitals for treatment, an MOH spokesman said.
Case 151, linked to The Life Church and Missions, was at a Jan 25 Chinese New Year gathering in Mei Hwan Drive. The 51-year-old Singaporean man reported the onset of symptoms on Feb 4, and sought treatment at a general practitioner clinic on Feb 5 and 13. He also sought treatment at Yishun Polyclinic on Feb 8 and 13. While he was ill, he mostly stayed at home in Yishun Ring Road.
In a Facebook post, Second Minister for Home Affairs Josephine Teo said a test kit developed by Home Team agency HTX has been used to analyse Covid-19 swab test samples at land, air and sea checkpoints since March 5. It was used to detect the virus for Case 147.