Tag: wuhan virus outbreak

Paya Lebar church pastor tells congregation not to blame church visitors from Wuhan

Singapore—Reverend Vincent Choo delivered his Sunday message via YouTube live stream on February 7, as The Life Church and Missions on Paya Lebar Road have temporarily stopped all English and Chinese services. Reverend Choo said in his message, “This is not the Chinese, the Wuhan...

PM Lee uploads new profile pic to mark his 68th birthday

Singapore—On the occasion of his 68th birthday on Monday, February 10, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong chose a new and upbeat profile picture—one that shows determination to defeat the problems that have arisen from the current Novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) outbreak. PM Lee’s new photo, which...

PM Lee’s video on coronavirus goes viral in the Philippines

Singapore—On Saturday, February 8, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong delivered a message about how the novel coronavirus (2019nCoV), which originated in Wuhan has been spreading and has since infected over 40,000 people around the globe, with a death toll of over 900. The government raised...

Novel coronavirus: Will the returning 30,000 Chinese workers become collateral damage in Singaporeans’ disenchantment with the government’s pro-foreigners policies?

As Singapore enters Orange Alert (perhaps even Red, if the situation worsens), our hearts must go to the people of Wuhan, the humanity at Novel Coronavirus Ground Zero in Hubei province, central China.  In particular, all hats off to the doctors and nurses trying...

Why there are no queues for the free masks at CCs

Singapore — After news that the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) was spreading in China, surgical masks were snapped up in Singapore, with long queues snaking outside stores, and a few unscrupulous merchants raising prices. There were photos of people with boxes of surgical masks, leading some people...

Australia’s universities to feel financial impact of coronavirus outbreak

In writing an opinion piece for The Sydney Morning Herald on January 31, Salvatore Babones enumerated the economic effects of the Wuhan coronavirus on China-dependent universities in Australia. Being well-versed with the education system in Australia, the writer illustrated a scenario that could occur during...

Ho Ching says in an emergency even alcohol can be used to sanitise hands against virus

Singapore - CEO of Temasek Holdings, Ho Ching, shared some tips on how to protect oneself from the Wuhan nCoV epidemic using alternative disinfectants. Ho Ching is known to use Facebook quite extensively, with over seven shares every three hours. She recently posted some insightful information...

The Philippines reports first death from Wuhan coronavirus outside China

Singapore — The first fatality from the Wuhan coronavirus outside China was reported in the Philippines on Sunday (Feb 2). According to the World Health Organization, the 44-year-old man, who was confirmed as the second person with the virus in the Philippines, was visiting...

PM Lee visits NCID, thanks staff for their work during Wuhan virus outbreak

Singapore — Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, who visited the National Centre for Infectious Diseases (NCID) on Friday (Jan 31), said afterwards that he was very happy with what he saw and glad for the opportunity to personally thank the staff for their work during...

China flying its Wuhan citizens overseas back home

According to China’s foreign ministry on Friday (Jan 31), the government is preparing to send charter planes overseas to bring home its citizens who are from Hubei, where the novel coronavirus originated late last year. Ministry of foreign affairs spokeswoman Hua Chunying said in...