Singapore's Ministry of Health (MOH) has made COVID-19 test mandatory for those residing in seven additional Housing Board blocks in Redhill Lane and Redhill Close following the detection of viral fragments in wastewater samples collected from them.
The ministry today said that after the finding, it has launched a probe into the apparent virus transmission among the Redhill residents.
Investigations are on to ascertain the source of the transmission, the ministry added. The affected blocks of Redhill Lane and Redhill Close were shut. However, testing has been made optional for those who had returned COVID negative results last Friday.
The ministry further said, "In case a COVID positive case is found, we will isolate the case, identify all close contacts, test and quarantine them to curb further transmission."
Visitors and those who have come in contact with the residents from these blocks may also volunteer for COVID-19 testing. This will help to detect asymptomatic cases in the community, added the ministry.
COVID testing will be held at the pavilion at 84A Redhill Lane and at the void deck of 89 Redhill Close from today to Wednesday. Residents were asked to carry their NRIC for identification purposes.
"Those who are still awaiting their test results are advised to minimise social interactions as much as possible," the ministry said.
They should continue to monitor their health and seek immediate medical attention if they feel unwell, it added.