Tag: Virus

Revisiting mask hygiene: the cardinal rules of mask-wearing

As the pandemic continues to rage on, face masks have become an integral part of our everyday lives. But wearing a mask is not enough to minimise the spread of COVID-19—it's all about maintaining meticulous hygiene in the way we handle, store and dispose...

SDP backs Govt’s latest measures against Covid-19

The Singaporean Democratic Party (SDP) is backing the Singaporean government's implementation of stricter measures in response to the Covid-19 situation in Singapore. Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Friday (April 3) announced that as a counter attack on the recent rise in confirmed Covid-19...

Lim Tean criticises Gan Kim Yong and the Ministry of Health’s policy on virus management

People's Voice founder Lim Tean on Wednesday (Feb 26) criticised PAP Minister for Health Gan Kim Yong for his recent statement regarding the possibility of lowering Singapore's DORSCON level as well as the Government's banning of South Koreans from Daehu and Cheongdo. According to a...

China virus fears prompt homemade barricades and online shaming

by Jing Xuan TENG Villages and apartment complexes across China are taking the fight against a deadly viral epidemic into their own hands with improvised barricades and the online shaming of potentially-infected strangers. The government has taken drastic measures to contain the spread of 2019-nCoV since...

Stores run out of masks, prices online reach S$288

Amid the panic and tension brought about by the Wuhan outbreak, Singapore retail outlets recently found themselves unable to restock on a product for which demand has risen tremendously in such a short period of time, face masks. According to a recent report by Channel News...

Hong Kong turns holiday camps into quarantine zones as virus fears spike

by Jerome TAYLOR / Xinqi SU Hong Kong will turn two holiday camps, including a former military barracks, into quarantine zones for people who may have come into contact with carriers of the Wuhan virus, officials announced Thursday. The international financial hub has been on high...

What we know so far about the new China virus

by Helen ROXBURGH As China locks down the city at the epicentre of a new viral outbreak, countries around the world are scrambling to prevent the spread of the deadly disease. Here's what we know so far about the illness that has killed 17 people and...

Macau confirms virus case and orders casino staff to mask up

Macau on Wednesday reported its first confirmed case of the new SARS-like coronavirus as authorities announced all staff in the city's bustling casinos had been ordered to wear face masks. The former Portuguese colony is a huge draw for mainland tourists as the only place...

China warns virus could mutate and spread as death toll rises

by Beiyi SEOW A new virus that has killed nine people, infected hundreds and reached the United States could mutate and spread, China warned Wednesday, as authorities scrambled to contain the disease during the Lunar New Year travel season. The coronavirus has caused alarm for its...

Thais find second case linked to China mystery virus

Thailand detected its second case of a mysterious SARS-linked virus in a visitor from China, health officials said Friday, as authorities ramp up airport screenings ahead of an expected surge in arrivals for Chinese New Year. The 74-year-old Chinese woman is being treated at hospital...