Individual who visited Canteen 2 on Dec 30 evening later tested positive for Covid-19: President’s Office

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An individual who later tested positive for Covid-19 visited NTU Canteen 2 on Dec 30 between 6.30pm and 8.30pm, announced the President’s Office in an email to students and staff on Thursday (Jan 7).

The email urged students and staff who visited Canteen 2 during the same time frame as the patient to monitor their health and consult a doctor immediately if they develop symptoms such as cough, sore throat, runny nose, fever and loss of taste or smell.

Canteen 2 has been cleaned several times since the Ministry of Health (MOH) informed the school of the coronavirus case on Wednesday evening, wrote deputy provost and president Ling San and senior vice president of administration Tan Aik Na.

They also wrote that MOH will notify close contacts who must be quarantined based on ongoing contact tracing efforts.

“MOH advises that there is no need to avoid places visited by Covid-19 cases as they would have been cleaned if necessary,” stated the email, adding that the school has stepped up cleaning of Canteen 2 as well as common campus locations.

“We assure you that the health and wellbeing of our students, employees, and visitors are a top priority.”

“As responsible members of the NTU community, it is important for each of us to do our part in combating the spread of this virus by practising good hygiene, monitoring our health regularly and being socially responsible.”

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