Tag: Ministry of Health

Gan Kim Yong on COVID-19: SG needs to “preserve buffer capacity” in healthcare system and focus resources on the critically ill

SINGAPORE—In light of the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, Singapore must preserve the "buffer capacity" in its healthcare system and direct its critical hospital resources to the more severe cases, said Health Minister Gan Kim Yong on Wednesday (Mar 25). The health minister delivered a statement in...

Covid-19 numbers rise due to imported cases, details about them not as extensive

Singapore has seen more confirmed Covid-19 cases over the past few days largely due to imported cases and people returning from overseas. Meanwhile, details concerning them provided by the Ministry of Health (MOH), in a report on coconuts.sg, are not as extensive as those for cases since...

Social distancing challenging on trains and buses

Singaporeans have expressed their concern over the feasibility of implementing the social distancing measure in public spaces such as the bus or the train. These concerns came after reports of officials sitting a significant distance apart from each other at a press conference held...

NTFGH nurse confirmed for Covid-19 did not treat coronavirus patients two weeks before falling ill

Singapore — Ng Teng Fong General Hospital (NTFGH) said that the 35-year-old Filipino nurse who was confirmed positive for Covid-19 on Tuesday (Mar 10) did not treat patients who were ill with the coronavirus in the 14 days before she herself was diagnosed. Moreover,...

Health Minister Gan Kim Yong says SG should expect ‘significantly higher numbers’ of new COVID-19 cases

Singapore—Speaking in Parliament on Thursday (March 5), Health Minister Gan Kim Yong said that the country should expect “significantly higher numbers” of novel coronavirus cases in the coming days. He told Parliament during the Ministry of Health's (MOH) Committee of Supply debate, “Globally, the number of...

Lim Tean and Peoples Voice distribute face masks at Chua Chu Kang, masks went like hotcakes

Singapore – Opposition party People’s Voice visited Chua Chu Kang GRC and handed out face masks to eager residents recently. On March 2, People’s Voice founder Lim Tean shared their party’s initiative through a Facebook post with the caption, “Who says Singaporeans don’t want to...

NCID: Discharged COVID-19 patients cured of virus, but is their immunity long-lasting?

SINGAPORE — Experts at the National Centre for Infectious Diseases (NCID) announced that all COVID-19 patients who have been discharged in Singapore are cured of the coronavirus, meaning they are no longer infected and cannot spread the disease to others. At the same time, there is no...

Lim Tean criticises Gan Kim Yong and the Ministry of Health’s policy on virus management

People's Voice founder Lim Tean on Wednesday (Feb 26) criticised PAP Minister for Health Gan Kim Yong for his recent statement regarding the possibility of lowering Singapore's DORSCON level as well as the Government's banning of South Koreans from Daehu and Cheongdo. According to a...

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...