Tag: Ministry of Health

Public expresses confusion on the continually changing advisory regarding face masks and face shields

Singapore – Members of the public expressed their bewilderment towards the ever-changing advisory regarding face masks and shields after news that the latter was only allowed for specific groups. According to a straitstimes.com report on Monday (June 1), Health Minister Gan Kim Yong and the...

2 pre-school staff among 11 new positive Covid-19 cases

Singapore – Two pre-school staff members have tested positive for Covid-19, according to the daily update by the Ministry of Health on Saturday (May 23). They were tested via a proactive screening programme and were found to be positive on Friday, along with nine other positive community...

Cautious approach necessary when easing circuit breaker: Gan Kim Yong

Singapore — As the end of the circuit breaker period draws near, a "cautious" approach is necessary when easing measures requiring people to stay home as far as possible, said Minister of Health Gan Kim Yong on Friday (May 15). In a press conference of...

All TCM halls can re-open from May 12, says Health Minister

Singapore -- All traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) halls can reopen from May 12, according to Minister for Health Gan Kim Yong on Friday (May 8). The announcement was made at a press conference of the multi-ministry task force on the Covid-19 crisis, according to channelnewsasia. This follows the...

Morning brief: Covid-19 update for April 20, 2020

As of 9 am, April 20, 2020: World count There are now 2,382,064 confirmed cases of the Covid-19 worldwide. The United States accounts for the highest number of cases, with 762,690 infections, followed by Spain (198,674) and Italy (178,972).  There have been 165,636 deaths worldwide, and 611,791 people worldwide...

New COVID-19 bill bans all public and private social gatherings of any size

SINGAPORE—To beef up the country's safe distancing measures amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, Parliament passed a bill on Tuesday (Apr 7) which effectively bans any and all social gatherings—regardless of the number of people present—in both private and public places. COVID-19 Temporary Measures Bill Speaking in front...

Morning brief: Covid-19 update for April 8, 2020

As of 8 am, April 8, 2020: World Count—There are now 1,413,415 confirmed cases of the Covid-19 in 176 countries. The number of deaths has risen to 81,200 with 298,389 recoveries. Italy has the highest number of deaths (17,127), followed by Spain (14,045) and the United States (12,627)....

Morning brief: Covid-19 Update for April 7, 2020

As of 8 am, April 7, 2020: World Count There are 1,341,907 confirmed cases of the Covid-19 in 176 countries. The number of deaths has risen to 74,565, with 276,259 recoveries. Italy has the highest number of deaths (16,523), followed by Spain (13,341) and the United States (10,783). China,...

Singapore Expo will be second Covid-19 community isolation facility

As part of efforts to deal with and prevent the spread of Covid-19 in Singapore, the Singapore Expo Convention and Exhibition Centre is set to become a community isolation  facility for patients recovering from the virus. According to a report by channelnewsasia.com on Sunday (April 5), Health...

Close to 20,000 migrant workers quarantined to curb Covid-19 spread

Singapore—Due to the rising number of new Covid-19 cases in the country, more stringent measures have been put in place, including putting almost 20,000 migrant workers under quarantine for 14 days because of the number of Covid-19 cases that have shot up in their...