Tag: COVID-19 outbreak in Singapore

The curious case of SG Covid-19 patient who continued to test positive for 34 days after being symptom-free

Singapore—One of the things the world is learning about the novel coronavirus that has gone on to infect people in 177 countries all over the world is that the disease, Covid-19, presents itself differently in different people. Additionally, people’s recovery experiences are quite different...

Ho Ching thanks Taiwan for mask donation, clarifies earlier remark, but stops short of apology

Singapore—Was it just a case of much ado about nothing, after all? After receiving backlash for her caption on a Facebook post about Taiwan’s donations of surgical masks to Singapore, Ho Ching, CEO of Temasek Holdings and wife of Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong,...

Morning brief: Covid-19 update for April 14, 2020

As of 8 am, April 14, 2020: World count approaches 2 million There are now 1,911,407  confirmed cases of the Covid-19 in 177 countries. The United States has the highest number of confirmed cases worldwide, with 581,974, followed by Spain (170,099) and Italy (159,516).  There have been 118,854...

20 used face masks — That’s what jogger saw during run

Singapore — A jogger saw 20 used face masks during one part of his run on Saturday and he has taken to social media to draw attention to the problem and to urge people to dispose of them properly. Mr Adrian Houghton posted photos of...

Gold standard no more? Singapore’s response to the Covid-19 outbreak begins to tarnish

Singapore—Once considered the “gold standard” by many nations for its measures to address the coronavirus outbreak, the Singaporean Government is now facing criticism due to the rising number of local cases confirmed for Covid-19, as well as other issues that have recently surfaced, including...

Morning brief: Covid-19 update for April 13, 2020

As of 8 am, April 13, 2020: World count There are now 1,840,093 confirmed cases of the Covid-19 in 177 countries. The United States has the highest number of confirmed cases worldwide, with 557,488, followed by Spain (166,831) and Italy (156,363).  The state of New York now has...

Fundraising campaign for foreign workers nets more than S$245,000

Singapore — A campaign to raise funds for foreign workers achieved more than twice the targeted amount of $100,000 by Sunday morning (April 12). The campaign had been launched on Tuesday (April 7) by social media influencer and YouTube comic Preeti Nair, more popularly known...

Morning brief: Covid-19 update for April 11, 2020

As of 8 am, April 11, 2020: World count There are now 1,684,833  confirmed cases of the Covid-19 in 177 countries. The United States has the highest number of confirmed cases worldwide, with 499,796, followed by Spain (158,273) and Italy (147,577). Global death toll exceeds 100,000 The...

Netizens call out some of the younger generation for having a cavalier attitude towards social distancing

Singapore—A recent video from Rice Media has left many people with a lot to say to the young people who seem to be taking a cavalier attitude at this time. In a video report entitled “Do People Take Social Distancing Seriously?” posted on Monday (April...

April 17 — PM Lee hopes for positive results from circuit breaker by this date

Singapore — Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong hopes that "positive results" from the more stringent circuit breaker measures implemented this week will be seen by Day 11, which will be next Friday, April 17. Mr Lee wrote in a Facebook post on Thursday (April 9)...