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Paul Tambyah gives medical advice in response to Bukit Panjang Covid-19 cluster

Singapore – “We urge residents not to panic,” said Dr Paul Tambyah in response to a recent news report stating nearly 100 past infections...

S’pore must be prepared for a second wave of Covid-19 cases: Gan Kim Yong

Singapore -- The co-chairman of the multi-ministry task force on Covid-19, Mr Gan Kim Yong, said on Friday (July 17) that Singapore must be...

“Circuit breaker” term attributed to Gan Kim Yong’s electrical engineering background

Some people have hypothesised online that the reason for Singapore's use of the term "circuit breaker" during the Covid-19 pandemic could be due to...

New COVID-19 bill bans all public and private social gatherings of any size

SINGAPORE—To beef up the country's safe distancing measures amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, Parliament passed a bill on Tuesday (Apr 7) which effectively bans any...

Gan Kim Yong on COVID-19: SG needs to “preserve buffer capacity” in healthcare system...

SINGAPORE—In light of the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, Singapore must preserve the "buffer capacity" in its healthcare system and direct its critical hospital resources to...

Lawrence Wong: Misconceptions on DORSCON Orange has led to public panic

Singapore – There is still a “lack of clarity” that led to a “misunderstanding” among the public when the DORSCON level was raised to...

10,000 beds by 2020: Gan’s magic wand?

"....Within a week, the minister has added 6,300 more beds to his Heathcare 2020 Masterplan. Is this for real or a mere knee-jerk reaction...
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