Toa Payoh Food Centre Closed After Satay Hawker Gets Covid-19 Post-KTV Bar Visit
“We won’t be able to do business for two weeks [while on SHN], but after that, how long will it take for the crowds to come back?” laments an affected hawker.
A hawker centre at Lorong 5 Toa Payoh has just been closed (presumably for two weeks as all affected hawkers must serve SHN) after a stall assistant at a satay joint there tested positive for Covid-19.
It is understood that the stall hand at Toa Payoh Lorong 5 Blk 75 Food Centre had visited a KTV lounge on Sunday (Jul 11), and is part of a growing cluster linked to several KTV lounges and nightclubs here. As of Wednesday (Jul 14), a total of 54 cases are tied to the cluster.
All of the stallholders must undergo COVID-19 testing and quarantine. According to the National Environment Agency website, there are 36 food stalls at the Lor 5 food centre.