Extra precautions at Sengkang General Hospital after staff member tests positive for Covid-19

SINGAPORE – Colleagues who were in close contact with a housekeeper at Sengkang General Hospital (SKH) are now under quarantine, after the 27-year-old man tested positive for Covid-19 on Monday.

The man had not had any contact with coronavirus patients, and had also adhered to proper precautionary measures such as wearing personal protective equipment while at work, the hospital said.

It added that contact tracing and surveillance swab tests are ongoing, and additional measures – such as intensive disinfection of the relevant areas – have been taken to mitigate the risk.

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