Tag: Ministry of Health

Online community sympathize with dorm worker queuing up while covered in plastic

Singapore – A video showing a foreign worker lining up with a plastic bag over his head is making rounds on social media, garnering sympathy from the public who can only imagine what the man has gone through the past few months. Facebook page All...

Covid-19 reinfection at previously cleared dorms

Singapore – After completing the testing of all foreign workers in dormitories, a new case was discovered in one location, leading to 800 workers being quarantined again. Members of the public said in unison that unless stricter measures and drastic changes were imposed, this...

Covid-19: Public want strict border controls as imported cases continue to increase

Singapore – There were 15 imported cases among the 469 new Covid-19 cases reported by the Ministry of Health (MOH) on Monday (July 27). The news got members of the public calling for stricter border controls to limit the risk of spreading the infection...

Covid-19: Public concerned that the number of imported cases in S’pore from the same source

Singapore – In response to the daily coronavirus updates provided by the Ministry of Health (MOH), members of the public have expressed their worry about the recurring imported cases, most coming from India. Singapore reported 513 new Covid-19 cases on Saturday (July 25), including two...

Worker in dorm informed 3 weeks later he was Covid-19 positive

Singapore -- The Ministry of Health (MOH) and the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) have apologised for an incident involving a migrant worker being informed he had tested positive for Covid-19 three weeks after his swab test. They said the delay was due to an...

Activist says calls for Josephine Teo to step down have been continuous

Singapore—Migrants’ rights activits Kokila Annamalai wrote in a Facebook post on Wednesday (July 15) that she has seen continued calls for Manpower Minister Josephine Teo to step down due to allegations of poor management at the dormitories of migrant workers, where the vast majority...

Public expresses confusion on the continually changing advisory regarding face masks and face shields

Singapore – Members of the public expressed their bewilderment towards the ever-changing advisory regarding face masks and shields after news that the latter was only allowed for specific groups. According to a straitstimes.com report on Monday (June 1), Health Minister Gan Kim Yong and the...

2 pre-school staff among 11 new positive Covid-19 cases

Singapore – Two pre-school staff members have tested positive for Covid-19, according to the daily update by the Ministry of Health on Saturday (May 23). They were tested via a proactive screening programme and were found to be positive on Friday, along with nine other positive community...

Cautious approach necessary when easing circuit breaker: Gan Kim Yong

Singapore — As the end of the circuit breaker period draws near, a "cautious" approach is necessary when easing measures requiring people to stay home as far as possible, said Minister of Health Gan Kim Yong on Friday (May 15). In a press conference of...

All TCM halls can re-open from May 12, says Health Minister

Singapore -- All traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) halls can reopen from May 12, according to Minister for Health Gan Kim Yong on Friday (May 8). The announcement was made at a press conference of the multi-ministry task force on the Covid-19 crisis, according to channelnewsasia. This follows the...