The eighth and ninth cases are a 56 year-old female and 56 year-old male respectively. The married couple are both Chinese nationals from Wuhan who arrived together in Singapore on 19 January.
Both cases reported that they were asymptomatic during the flight to Singapore. They subsequently developed symptoms on 24 January, and took a taxi to Tan Tock Seng Hospital on 27 January. They were classified as suspect cases and immediately isolated at NCID. Subsequent test results confirmed Wuhan coronavirus infection on 28 January at about 11pm and 29 January at about 2pm respectively.
Prior to hospital admission, the cases stayed with their family at their home at Lorong Lew Lian.