Tag: Wuhan coronavirus outbreak

Nurses in China voluntarily shave hair before going to Wuhan

Xi’an, China – Over 20 nurses and doctors had their hair shaved before heading to the epicentre of the Covid-19 outbreak. A Twitter post on February 10, by Chinese news agency, Xinhua, featured a group of nurses and doctors from Xi’an getting ready to join...

Man arrested for attacking medical staff, police officers at Sengkang General Hospital

Singapore—The Singapore Police Force (SPF) announced on Wednesday (Feb 12) that a man had been arrested after he had become hostile toward the medical staff and assaulted the Auxiliary Police Officer (APO) deployed at Sengkang General Hospital. The incident occurred on Tuesday (Feb 11), shortly...

Private cop on duty during Chingay parade positive for Covid-19

Singapore—A private cop who had been working during the recent Chingay street parade is one of the latest to be infected with the Novel coronavirus or Covid-19. The parade was held on January 31 and February 1 and the 37-year-old man works for Certis...

Calvin Cheng: Virus shows “two kinds of people, both equally bad”

Singapore— Former Nominated Member of Parliament (NMP) Calvin Cheng has weighed in yet again on the current situation brought about by the outbreak of the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) via a Facebook post on February 10 (Monday). According to Mr Cheng, the virus, which he...

Coronavirus front line worker cancels wedding reception, struggles with daily commute as people shout at him in the train

Singapore—Perhaps being a health worker is never an easy job but during a virus outbreak, so many brave men and women work tirelessly day after day, putting aside their own lives to save others. One such worker here, Benjamin Ong, who goes by the name...

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,...

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...

Ho Ching: We should try to prioritise mask stockpile for hospital workers

Singapore -- With countries experiencing a shortage of surgical face marks due to the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) that originated in Wuhan, China, many are boosting their efforts to ensure adequate supplies when they are needed or sharing useful information on them. Facebook power-user and CEO...

Meteor Garden star Barbie Hsu gets slammed for sending 10,000 masks to Wuhan

With everyone scrambling to get their hands on surgical face masks as a means of protection from the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) outbreak which started from Wuhan, China, many individuals are extending assistance to those in need. Among those is Taiwanese actress Barbie Hsu who flew...

Wuhan coronavirus kills doctor who sounded alarm in early days of outbreak

Beijing—Li Wenliang, the doctor from Wuhan who had warned friends via a group chat in December 2019 that a new virus had emerged, died at age 34 of the Novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in the early hours of Friday, Feb 7. His death was confirmed by...