Tag: Ministry of Health

Singapore confirms three new cases of COVID-19 and identifies two new clusters of infection

Singapore confirmed three new cases of the novel coronavirus, now called COVID-19, on Wednesday (Feb 12) and identified two new clusters of infection — the Grace Assembly of God church and the Seletar Aerospace Heights construction site. The new cases bring the country's tally of...

Four Singaporean doctors advise wearing a mask at all times in direct contradiction with the MOH’s advisory

Four local doctors have released a memo advising Singaporeans to always wear a mask when leaving the house. Their letter is a direct contradiction to the Ministry of Health’s advisory. With a letter that has been circulated on social media and Whatsapp since it was...

Paya Lebar church pastor tells congregation not to blame church visitors from Wuhan

Singapore—Reverend Vincent Choo delivered his Sunday message via YouTube live stream on February 7, as The Life Church and Missions on Paya Lebar Road have temporarily stopped all English and Chinese services. Reverend Choo said in his message, “This is not the Chinese, the Wuhan...

POFMA to quash Wuhan virus falsehoods which can cause public panic

SINGAPORE — On Monday (Jan 27), Minister for Communications and Information S. Iswaran emphasised that in line with the new Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Act (POFMA), the Government will come down hard on anyone found to be spreading falsehoods about the Wuhan...

Wuhan virus likely to spread to Singapore, says Health GPC Chairman

Singapore — It may just be a matter of time for the Wuhan virus to spread from China to Singapore but this should not be a cause of alarm for Singaporeans, according to Dr Chia Shi-Lu, the Chairman of the Government Parliamentary Committee for...

MOH to screen travellers from Wuhan, China following ‘unexplained’ pneumonia outbreak

Singapore—Starting Jan 3, the Ministry of Health (MOH) will be conducting temperature checks for passengers arriving at Changi Airport from Wuhan, China after the mysterious series of severe pneumonia cases in the country. Chinese state media confirmed cases of patients infected with "unexplained pneumonia" but...

MOH, HPB: Decrease in HIV infections but more than half already at late stage

The Ministry of Health (MOH) and Health Promotion Board (HPB) released recent figures on HIV cases in Singapore. From January to October 2019, there have been 275 reported residents diagnosed with HIV. The infections decreased from the 313 total number of cases in 2018. Forty-nine percent...

Delay in eating food from Spize may have contributed to man’s death : MOH report

A man who died after eating food from a popular restaurant Spize had consumed it over three hours after its delivery. According to a report from a Ministry of Health (MOH) spokesperson in court, the delay may have contributed to Mr Mohamad Fadli Mohd Saleh's death on...

High court overturns SMC conviction and S$100,000 fine against surgeon

Singapore— Dr Lim Lian Arn, who had been fined S$100,000 by his peers at a disciplinary tribunal of the Singapore Medical Council (SMC), had his conviction overturned on July 24, Wednesday. An important factor in the overturning of Dr Lim’s conviction is that 4,000...

MOH: 17 measles cases found in worker’s dormitory and home for people with special needs

Singapore — The Ministry of Health (MOH) reported that seventeen individuals were diagnosed with measles during the past weeks. Among those affected include foreign workers living at a Punggol S11 Dormitory and staff and residents at Mindsville@Napiri Hougang, a home for the intellectually disabled. There...