Tag: novel coronavirus

Chinese scientists: Two strains of Covid-19 — One less aggressive, the other more virulent

A study by Chinese scientists has shown that there is more than one type of the novel coronavirus that is sweeping across the globe, infecting around 110,000 people. The first strain is less aggressive and the second more virulent. The scientists, headed by Tang Xiaolu, compared...

NParks: Coronavirus not found in bats and other animals in Singapore so far

Singapore — National Parks Board (NParks) has conducted biosurveillance programmes for the purpose of detecting animal diseases and say that so far, the coronavirus that originated in Wuhan, a city in central China that has caused an outbreak in different parts of the world...

House of Seafood again stirs controversy with face mask marketing gimmick

Singapore -- A seafood restaurant's face mask marketing gimmick is making the rounds of social media. House of Seafood restaurant in Punggol Point Road had taken advantage of the surgical face mask shortage and turned it into a marketing promotion. On Sunday (Feb 9), the restaurant,...

Morning brief: Wuhan coronavirus update for Feb 11, 2020

As of 6am, Feb 11, 2020: WORLD COUNT: There are 42,760 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in the world. A total of 28 countries and territories have been affected so far. The number of deaths has risen to 1,013, breaching the 1,000 mark. Across the world, a total of 6,495 are...

Spotted in Jurong West: Man selling face masks from car boot at S$1 each

Singapore – There have been complaints about retailers, online shops and even individuals selling face masks at inflated prices. This has been happening despite warnings from the authorities against the practice. Now one man has even been seen selling them in broad daylight from the boot of...

Morning brief: Wuhan coronavirus update for Feb 10, 2020

As of 5am, Feb 10, 2020: WORLD COUNT: There are 37,612 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in the world. A total of 28 countries and territories have been affected so far. The number of deaths has risen to 815. Across the world, a total of 6,198 are in critical condition, while 2,990 previously infected...

Yishun retailer selling 20 masks for S$138, MP visits shop after receiving complaints

Singapore – There have been more complaints about shops profiteering from the sale of surgical face masks amid the spread of the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) here. Following reports of earlier cases, the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) released an advisory stating that it was looking...

Singaporeans throng supermarkets, some also turn to JB for supplies

Johor Baru – While there has been a shopping frenzy in Singapore since Friday (Feb 7), Singapore-registered cars have also been seen outside malls in Johor Baru. The panic buying occurred after the Ministry of Health raised the Disease Outbreak Response System Condition (DORSCON) level...

PM Lee: No need to panic and stock up on food, there are enough supplies

Singapore – Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has urged Singaporeans to work together to see through the stressful novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) situation in the country. And there is no need to panic and stock up on food because there are enough supplies. Mr Lee said...

Morning brief: Wuhan coronavirus update for Feb 9, 2020

As of 5am, Feb 9, 2020: WORLD COUNT: There are 34,974 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in the world. A total of 28 countries and territories have been affected so far. The number of deaths has risen to 724. Across the world, a total of 6,106 are in critical condition, while 2,410 previously infected...