Yellow code holders can to go to work after coordinating anti-epidemic arrangements with employers

Health authorities stated that people with yellow health code may go to work after communicating with their employer or department supervisor and as long as relevant anti-epidemic arrangements are observed, the Novel Coronavirus Response and Coordination Centre said, after a “full assessment of the risk level of yellow code holders in the city”.

The centre adds that persons with a yellow health code are required to undergo nucleic acid testing as scheduled, and comply with measures including departure restrictions, close health monitoring and self-health management.

“During the period of self-health management, workers with a yellow health code should take the initiative to report their situation to their employer or department supervisor, who shall make appropriate anti-epidemic arrangements for such workers at work”, the statement adds.

This includes the supervision of regular NAT and antigen testing, “preferably once a day for 5 consecutive days”, as well as arranging orkspaces that are relatively independent, among other measures.

The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 from the current outbreak has reached 391, while some 4,521 are in quarantine, health authorities announced this afternoon.

One of the patients, a 60-year-old local women, has been considered a serious case.

According to Novel Coronavirus Response and Coordination Centre Coordinator Dr. Leong Iek Hou, the woman in question suffered from chronic illness and after being placed under medical observation developed dyspnea, with chest CT scans showing bilateral pneumonia.

The patient has received Covid-19 treatment medication and is in stable condition. She had been inoculated with three vaccine doses.

A third mass NAT drive has begun at 9:00am today (Monday) and will run until tomorrow (Tuesday) 6:00pm.

As of 9:00pm today 326,062 people had been sampled in the third citywide mass testing round, with 87,373 samples having been confirmed as negative.


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