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No need to avoid places visited by Covid-19 patients, says Gan

Jun 09, 2020 | 🚀 Fathership
There is no need to worry about going to venues that Covid-19 patients have visited as these places are safe, Health Minister Gan Kim Yong said yesterday.

Those who wish to visit these places - which have included supermarket outlets, offices, malls and Mustafa Centre - can do so as the venues would have been thoroughly disinfected, Mr Gan said at a news conference by the multi-ministry task force that he co-chairs.

"Once we identify the patient, and when there is a risk at the venue... we will do a thorough deep cleaning at the affected places to render them safe so that workers and family members can go back and continue where they are," said Mr Gan.

"So, for places like Mustafa Centre or shopping centres that he has been to, there is generally no risk... because no longer there."

Minister-in-charge of the Smart Nation Initiative Vivian Balakrishnan, who was also at the news conference yesterday, said that TraceTogether would come in useful in instances where people cannot remember if they had visited a venue that would have put them in close contact with an infected patient.