[Updated August 21, 1:20 pm: Fully vaccinated student tests positive for Covid-19]
An NTU student who is fully vaccinated has tested positive for Covid-19, wrote the President’s Office in an email to students and staff on Saturday afternoon (Aug 21).
All close contacts of the student have been placed on leave of absence by the university, the email stated. Some of them were also served quarantine orders by the Ministry of Health (MOH), wrote deputy president and provost Ling San and senior vice president of administration Tan Aik Na in the joint email.
They advised students and staff members on campus to get vaccinated and take greater responsibility for their safety as safe management restrictions start to ease.
“Please continue to observe all safe management measures on our campuses, which include safe distancing, wearing masks at all times, and use of the TraceTogether app,” they added.
[Published August 17: NTU student tests positive, linked to off-campus case]
An NTU student has tested positive for Covid-19, wrote the President’s Office in an email to students and staff on Tuesday night (Aug 17).
The student is linked to a case outside of the school and has not been on campus since the infection.
All close contacts of the student will be notified directly by the Ministry of Health, wrote Deputy President and Provost Ling San and Senior Vice President (Administration) Tan Aik Na in the joint email.
“MOH has advised that the University need not conduct any contact tracing and that no further action is required by us,” they added.
NTU did not immediately respond to Soapbox’s request for comment.
Both Mr Ling and Ms Tan advised students on campus to remain vigilant and adhere to all safe management measures.
“While the majority of our students and employees have been vaccinated against Covid-19, the risk of spreading the disease remains,” they said.
“We strongly encourage anyone who is not feeling well to see a doctor and remain at home until they have recovered.”
This is a developing story.