Tag: SARS

Ho Ching: Let’s remove our SARS lens when dealing with Covid

Singapore – In one of her latest Covid-19 posts, the Prime Minister's wife, Ho Ching, made a distinction between SARS and Covid-19 and said that it is important to "recognise that the current situation is not SARS." In response to a bbc.com article on Hokkaido's...

Ho Ching goes on Facebook to talk about Covid-19 management

Singapore – Ho Ching, through another analysis of the Covid-19 outbreak, mentioned that the virus could have been circulating within communities without any confirmed cases. On March 3, Facebook power user and CEO of Temasek Holdings, Ho Ching, compared the Covid-19 outbreak to a primary...

“Share love, not virus” — Phua Chu Kang gets serious in Covid-19 message

Singapore – Popular comedian Phua Chu Kang is back, this time with some advice on how to stay safe during the coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak. Of course, there is a twist of humour in the message. This follows a catchy rap that PCK, whose real name...

Lawrence Wong tells Singaporeans to be “psychologically prepared” for Wuhan outbreak

SINGAPORE — On Monday (Jan 27), National Development Minister Lawrence Wong likened the current Wuhan virus spread to the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) outbreak of 2003. Mr Wong noted that the Wuhan outbreak could possibly overtake SARS in severity and advised Singaporeans to be "psychologically...

Wuhan virus test of 4G leadership, just as SARS was for 3G—analysts

Singapore—Ruling People’s Action Party (PAP)’s fourth generation leaders (4G) were seen springing to action on Monday (Jan 27) in response to the issue of the quickly spreading novel coronavirus that originated in Wuhan, China, and has thus far infected over 2,840 people, with a...

Hong Kong turns holiday camps into quarantine zones as virus fears spike

by Jerome TAYLOR / Xinqi SU Hong Kong will turn two holiday camps, including a former military barracks, into quarantine zones for people who may have come into contact with carriers of the Wuhan virus, officials announced Thursday. The international financial hub has been on high...

What we know so far about the new China virus

by Helen ROXBURGH As China locks down the city at the epicentre of a new viral outbreak, countries around the world are scrambling to prevent the spread of the deadly disease. Here's what we know so far about the illness that has killed 17 people and...

China believes new virus behind mystery pneumonia outbreak

by Jing Xuan TENG / with Yan Zhao in Hong Kong China believes a mysterious pneumonia outbreak that struck 59 people is caused by a new strain of virus from the same family as SARS, which killed hundreds of people more than a decade ago. Lead...

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...