Tag: NCID

The curious case of SG Covid-19 patient who continued to test positive for 34 days after being symptom-free

Singapore—One of the things the world is learning about the novel coronavirus that has gone on to infect people in 177 countries all over the world is that the disease, Covid-19, presents itself differently in different people. Additionally, people’s recovery experiences are quite different...

First two Covid-19 deaths in S’pore: 75-yr-old Singaporean woman and 64-yr-old Indonesian man

Singapore – The Ministry of Health (MOH) has confirmed the country’s first two Covid-19-related deaths on Saturday morning, March 21. A 75-year-old female Singapore Citizen and a 64-year-old male Indonesian national were the two patients that succumbed to health complications due to the Covid-19, said...

62-yr old assistant cook at Creative O Preschoolers’ Bay tests positive for Covid-19, preschool to close until March 9

Singapore – A 62-year-old female Singapore Citizen tested positive for Covid-19 on March 4, making her Case 112 in Singapore. Minister for Social and Family Development, Desmond Lee, shared the news of an assistant cook at Creative O Preschoolers’ Bay who reported for work on...

“Not likely” that recovered Covid-19 patients in Singapore will still be infected

Singapore – It is not likely that Covid-19 patients in Singapore who have recovered will still be infected because of the extra precautions that are taken before they are discharged, according to National Development Minister Lawrence Wong. Experts at the National Centre for Infectious Diseases...

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...

Actress Rui En, fan club prepare pampering packages for frontline health workers

Singapore -- More people are extending their appreciation to those on the frontlines of the battle against Covid-19, the most recent ones being actress Rui En and her fan club. In a post on Feb 21, the actress said she was dismayed every time she...

S’porean surprised to be sent to NCID for a cough, shares her experience as a Covid-19 suspected case

Singapore – A woman who went for a doctor’s visit on Valentine’s Day was surprised to be taken to NCID to have her condition checked thoroughly for the Covid-19 virus. On February 14, Joyce Chan shared her ordeal on Facebook with a detailed commentary of...

PM Lee expresses respect to healthcare workers as patient goes from ICU to recovery from Covid-19

Singapore – Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong shared a moving story of a patient who tested positive for Covid-19 and her miraculous journey from intensive care to recovery. To date, there have been 19 confirmed Covid-19 cases in Singapore that won the battle and recovered...

New face shield prototype hopes to replace goggles and ease health workers’ pain

Singapore – A new version of the protective goggles has been created to help ease the pressure and pain that healthcare professionals face when working at the frontline for extended periods. Senior consultant and clinical director of the National Centre for Infectious Diseases (NCID), Dr...

Over S$25,000 raised to buy coffee as token of appreciation for S’pore healthcare workers

Singapore – It has been almost three weeks since the first case of the Covid-19 was confirmed in Singapore. This is the same amount of time that frontline workers have been working tirelessly to combat the virus and keep everyone safe. Many are extending efforts...