Tag: coronavirus outbreak

Ho Ching: Don’t jump to conclusions regarding the dormitory Covid-19 outbreaks

Singapore – Temasek Holdings CEO, Ho Ching, took to Facebook to advise everyone not to “jump to conclusions that the crowded and cramped conditions of dorms are the cause of dorm outbreaks” and to understand that cultural norms play a role in such instances. Mdm...

Singapore’s ‘circuit breaker’ measures: what you can and can’t do during this period

SINGAPORE—Last week, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong announced that new "circuit breaker" measures to halt the community spread of COVID-19 were being introduced in Singapore. As the PM reiterated, people must stay at home and leave only for "essential" matters, but many citizens and residents still...

Covid-19 in the US: Will it be like Italy or can it mirror South Korea and Singapore’s success in containing the virus?

All eyes are now on the United States, with America taking the pole position in the number of confirmed Covid-19 cases around the globe, with almost 165,000 people infected with the coronavirus. Over 3,000 people have died from Covid-19. Whether the United States will be...

PM Lee on US and Covid 19: It’s a “pity” they are not using resources to deal with this “very grave challenge”

Singapore—Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong held nothing back as he told CNN’s Fareed Zakaria that the whole world needs to work together to find solutions for the current coronavirus crisis, particularly the United States and China. Acknowledging that the relationship between the two superpowers—currently the...

Former NMP goes against Ho Ching’s advise that even alcohol can be used to sanitise against COVID-19

SINGAPORE — In a Facebook post on February 16, former NMP Shiao-yin Kuik shared advise to citizens regarding proper sanitation and protection amidst the COVID-19 outbreak. The material she shared debunked the use of vodka and other alcoholic spirits as an effective sanitiser, going directly...

Morning brief: COVID-19 update for Feb 20, 2020

As of 8am, Feb 18, 2020: WORLD COUNT: There are 75,676 confirmed cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in the world. A total of 29 countries and territories have been affected so far. The number of deaths has risen to 2,123. Across the world, a total of 12,064 are in critical condition, while 16,342 previously infected persons...

Daily brief: COVID-19 update for Feb 15, 2020

As of 6am, Feb 15, 2020: WORLD COUNT: There are 64,474 confirmed cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in the world. A total of 28 countries and territories have been affected so far. The number of deaths has risen to 1,384. Across the world, a total of 10,613 are in critical condition, while 7,184 previously infected persons...

COVID-19 update for Feb 14, 2020

As of 8am, Feb 14, 2020: WORLD COUNT: There are 65,246 confirmed cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in the world. A total of 28 countries and territories have been affected so far. The number of deaths has risen to 1,489. Across the world, a total of 10,603 are in critical condition,...

Morning brief: Wuhan coronavirus update for Feb 6, 2020

As of 5am, Feb 6, 2020: WORLD COUNT: There are 24,662 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in the world. A total of 28 countries and territories have been affected so far. The number of deaths has risen to 493, with China having reported a death on Wednesday (Feb 5)....

New travel restrictions: visitors with recent travel history to China not allowed into SG

SINGAPORE — On Friday (Jan 31), Minister for National Development Lawrence Wong announced that all visitors to Singapore who have also travelled to China within the last 14 days will not be allowed into or even transit through Singapore. This and other new travel...