Tag: Singapore’s response to COVID-19

Powerful disinfectant applied on all HDB lift buttons is effective for 3 months

Singapore—The Changi Foundation, which is the philanthropic arm of the Changi Airport Group (CAG), has donated a powerful disinfectant that has been applied to all 1.5 million HDB lift buttons in Singapore. The disinfectant, called sdst, is effective for 90 days. According to a statement...

Infectious disease expert says countries should follow what Singapore has done in fighting Covid-19

Singapore—According to Dale Fisher, an infectious disease expert who is also the chair of the World Health Organization (WHO) Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network, countries would do well to not only look to Singapore as an example of what to do amid the...

Covid-19 in the US: Will it be like Italy or can it mirror South Korea and Singapore’s success in containing the virus?

All eyes are now on the United States, with America taking the pole position in the number of confirmed Covid-19 cases around the globe, with almost 165,000 people infected with the coronavirus. Over 3,000 people have died from Covid-19. Whether the United States will be...

“This could be their very last party. Is this worth it?” Netizens blast last-minute revellers

Singapore—Dozens of people came out for one last night of partying before Singapore shut down its night spots for over a month. The partygoers, mostly in their late teens and twenties, flocked to their favorite places before they are temporarily shuttered from 11:59 pm...

Lawrence Wong appeals to Singaporeans to stay home as much as possible

Singaporeans should try to stay at home during this time. This was the appeal at a press conference on Tuesday (March 24) by National Development Minister Lawrence Wong, who chairs the multi-ministry task force on the Covid-19 crisis. He said: “Our key message to all...

No need for lockdown in Singapore, says NUH doctor

Singapore — More countries all over the world are under strict lockdown to cut the chain of transmission and prevent the spread of Covid-19. As there is an increasing number of Covid-19 cases in Singapore,  most of which are imported, some people here are also...

Netizens concerned that PM Lee has “lost weight” and are encouraging him to rest

Not long after Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong delivered a speech addressing the Covid-19 situation in Singapore, a few netizens have taken to Facebook to express their concern for Mr Lee, who seemed to have "lost weight." Netizens also compared his "outstanding" leadership...

Lim Tean on COVID-19 in SG: “PAP should learn from the Macau authorities”

SINGAPORE — Lawyer and opposition politician Lim Tean shared an article about Macau's handling of the COVID-19 outbreak and said that "PAP should learn from the Macau authorities on how to be responsible to our people". On Monday (Feb 17), Lim Tean, founder of the People's...