Tag: Wuhan coronavirus

Wuhan whistle-blower doctors warn of deadlier Covid-19 reinfection

Doctors in China have warned that the Covid-19 could be even deadlier for patients who catch it again. According to a report in the New York Post last week, the whistle-blower physicians in Wuhan have found that medically cleared patients have been getting reinfected. "It's highly possible...

Mission impossible for disabled Hong Kongers hunting face masks

by Su Xinqi Hong Kong's disabled residents and their carers say they feel increasingly trapped in their apartments and abandoned by authorities as the coronavirus-struck city is engulfed with panic-buying and face mask shortages. For the last fortnight, queues have sprung up across the densely-packed business...

Bare-faced robbery: thieves steal 6,000 hygiene masks in Japan

Thieves in Japan have made off with some 6,000 surgical masks from a hospital, with the country facing a mass shortage and a huge price hike online due to the coronavirus. Four boxes containing the face masks disappeared from a locked storage facility at the...

Malaysia insists virus diagnosis from cruise passenger is correct

Malaysia insisted Sunday it had correctly diagnosed coronavirus in an elderly American woman from the Westerdam cruise ship despite all passengers having been given a clean bill of health when they disembarked in Cambodia. The vessel was at sea for two weeks and barred from...

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...

Taking a ride, taking no chances

Singapore — An MRT passenger fully-covered in plastic has had people wondering how much they should do to protect themselves during the Covid-19 outbreak. Singapore now has 75 confirmed cases of the virus, and the whole country has been on Dorscon code orange for almost...

SUTD PhD student harassed for being from Wuhan, asked to “go back to your virus country”

Students from SUTD were harassed and called out by an anonymous person, after a heated email exchange between them that referred to the coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak as ‘Wuhan’. According to a professor’s account of the entire incident on Facebook, it started with an undergraduate student,...

Singapore lowers growth forecast as virus hits economy

Singapore cut its economic growth forecast for this year on Monday as the coronavirus batters tourist arrivals and trade. The city-state is one of the worst affected places outside China, with 75 cases of the virus so far. China has more than 70,000 infections. Singapore downgraded...

Armed gang steals toilet rolls in panic-buying Hong Kong

A gang of knife-wielding men jumped a delivery driver in Hong Kong and stole hundreds of toilet rolls, police said Monday, in a city wracked by shortages caused by coronavirus panic-buying. Toilet rolls have become hot property in the densely packed business hub, despite government...

Netizens react to speculation DBS employee could become super spreader of COVID-19

Socio-Political activist Gilbert Goh shared a forwarded Whatsapp message on Facebook that he had received yesterday (Feb 14) which stated that the DBS employee who was reported to have caught the COVID-19 infection could potentially become a super spreader. The message reads that the employee...