Tag: masks

Singapore parents air concerns over schools allegedly telling children not to wear masks

SINGAPORE — Parents are taking to social media to air their concerns over recent incidents in schools where children have allegedly been disallowed from wearing masks. At the end of last week, Singaporean activist Gilbert Goh posted a message "from a worried mum" on Facebook...

Free masks and hand sanitizer in Punggol lift provided by civic minded residents

Singapore—Amid the fear and panic felt by many as the numbers of those affected by the Wuhan coronavirus continues to climb, it’s refreshing to see that some people are choosing kindness and generosity as one way to fight the disease. And the best thing is...

Calvin Cheng: Are we living in alternate realities?

Singapore—Former Nominated Member of Parliament (NMP) Calvin Cheng has been vocal on social media concerning the recent Wuhan coronavirus outbreak, specifically on travel restrictions in Singapore. Most recently, Mr Cheng weighed in concerning face masks, noting a seeming disconnect between what he’s seen on the streets...

Singer posts about sending 160,000 face masks from Singapore to China

SINGAPORE — On Sunday (Feb 2), Chinese singer Hu Haiquan drew attention for reportedly sending 160,000 face masks in two batches from Singapore to China. While the demand for face masks has gone up all over the world, China has said that it urgently needed them to tackle...

Chan Chun Sing: Hoarding masks will “destroy the system”

With the total count of confirmed novel coronavirus cases in Singapore going up to 16 this week, people have gone to extreme measures such as hoarding masks. According to Trade and Industry Minister Chan Chun Sing on Thursday (Jan 30) who addressed this problem, he said that...

Experts say masks are unnecessary if you are well

As the Wuhan virus continues to spread, more and more people are making a beeline for stores to buy whatever it is they deem effective in protecting themselves from the novel coronavirus. Tensions have been high as the demand for masks has increased drastically,...

Woman spotted wearing plastic water bottle as mask in Vancouver International Airport

In the wake of the novel coronavirus outbreak making its way out of Wuhan and Asia and into countries as far as Canada, people are taking drastic measures to avoid the virus--apparently, some more than most. A Facebook post originally put up by one Lynne...

Stores run out of masks, prices online reach S$288

Amid the panic and tension brought about by the Wuhan outbreak, Singapore retail outlets recently found themselves unable to restock on a product for which demand has risen tremendously in such a short period of time, face masks. According to a recent report by Channel News...

Pepe and protest pig: Internet memes come to life at Hong Kong rally

by Su Xinqi Among the sea of faces on Hong Kong's streets on Sunday were more than one hundred people wearing quirky over-sized animal masks -- a band of activists bringing popular protest internet memes to life. Hong Kong's democracy movement is largely leaderless and organised...