Tag: contact tracing

How Singapore became the world’s coronavirus cautionary tale

Singapore—From receiving praise for being the ‘gold standard’ to sounding alarm bells over the rising number of confirmed coronavirus cases among foreign workers has been Singapore’s trajectory over the last few weeks. And while  countries around the world are itching to relax their lockdown...

Morning brief: Covid-19 update for April 12, 2020

Singapore – A total of 191 new Covid-19 cases have been reported in Singapore on Saturday night (April 11), with three new clusters being found. On Saturday morning, a 90-year-old Singaporean man, Case 1142, succumbed from Covid-19-related complications. The patient was a locally-transmitted and unlinked...

Why Singaporean expats come home to find life almost “normal”

Singapore—Amidst the global outbreak of the coronavirus, classified as a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO) earlier this month, many Singaporeans who were overseas have come home. And what they’re experiencing here is often more shockingly “normal” than the places they left. Many have...

Covid-19: PM Lee thanks everyone for making the job of a contact tracer feasible

Singapore – Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong is extending his appreciation for Covid-19 patients who cooperate with contact tracers and help keep the spread of the virus within Singapore under control. On March 3, PM Lee shared a Mothership video featuring a Singapore General Hospital...