• Pritam Singh

630 Market

*Update - Deep cleaning of the wet market was carried out by AHTC on the afternoon of 21 Jul 2021.

Eunos of Aljunied GRC residents would have learnt of COVID cases amongst some fishmongers at the local Blk 630 market and hawker centre through the media late last


When I walked the market this morning, there was no fish being sold although the other stalls that sold fresh chicken, pork, vegetables etc. remained open. In general, stallholders were concerned about the prospect of a market closure. As the day wore on, the Aljunied-Hougang Town Council received news from NEA that this would not be the case.

Instead, access controls would have to be implemented from tomorrow to limit the number of patrons to support safe distancing, amongst other measures. As it stands, the wet market will be open tomorrow.

The Town Council’s contractors have since started to prepare the wet market for operations. Separately, they will also begin cordoning off the tables (again) in the days to come at the adjoining hawker centre to support the transition back to Heightened Alert from 22 Jul as announced this afternoon. These contractors are AHTC’s unsung heroes. Keeping the estate clean over and above many COVID-related activations.

Like many Singaporeans have shared, there was certainly an optimism in the air with a roadmap to live with COVID-19 in the works. Alas, with vaccination rates not quite there yet, we will have to wait a little longer. In the meantime, for those who have not done so, please get vaccinated. Seniors above 60 can walk into any vaccination centre without appointment and get it done. As of today, about 4.15 million locals have had their first dose.

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