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Changi Airport to test 9,000 workers, shortens rostered routine test cycle

Singapore Business Review logo Singapore Business Review 10/5/2021 Staff Reporter
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Approximately 9,000 workers in the Changi Airport will undergo mandatory COVID-19 testing starting May 9, following eight positive cases in the past two weeks.

In a statement, the Changi Airport Group said that despite the vaccination of 92% of its frontline aviation workers, risk of COVID-19 infection still remained.

The workers that will undergo testing are from Changi Airport's Terminals 1 and 3, as Terminal 2 is still not operating.

Vaccinated workers who have been placed on a 28-day rostered routine testing cycle will now be placed on a 14-day cycle.

Terminal 3 Basement 2 will be closed to the public starting May 10 pending epidemiological investigations by the Ministry of Health, as several of the positive COVID-19 cases visited outlets there.

Staff working in food and beverage and retail outlets also need to be tested before their outlets can be reopened to serve customers.

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