Tag: wuhan outbreak

PM Lee: No need to panic and stock up on food, there are enough supplies

Singapore – Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has urged Singaporeans to work together to see through the stressful novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) situation in the country. And there is no need to panic and stock up on food because there are enough supplies. Mr Lee said...

Heroes on the front lines of battle against Wuhan virus outbreak

Wuhan – With more than 14,000 confirmed cases of the Wuhan coronavirus in China alone, the fate of many rests in the hands of health professionals who serve as the first line of defence against the outbreak. Many stories are emerging in various media outlets about the...

DPM Heng: Govt will support firms and workers hit by economic slowdown from Wuhan virus outbreak

Singapore -- The Government will be providing targeted support to sectors that have been directly affected by the Wuhan virus outbreak, according to Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat. On Saturday (Feb 1), Mr Heng visited Shangri-La’s Rasa Sentosa Resort & Spa...

Joanne Peh stays in China with her children amidst Wuhan outbreak, urges everyone to stay strong

Guangzhou, China - Amidst growing concerns for the Wuhan coronavirus epidemic, Joanne Peh has decided to stay in China with her children for personal matters. On January 28, Tuesday, the Singaporean actress took to Instagram to share some first-hand experience of life in China during...

Janil Puthucheary: ‘Don’t open and use the pack with 4 masks right away’

Singapore – Senior Minister of State for Transport Dr Janil Puthucheary reiterated the importance of personal hygiene and responsibility among Singaporeans amidst the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak. On January 30, Thursday, Dr Puthucheary explained that the government initiative of distributing a pack containing four surgical face masks...

Xenophobia on the rise as Wuhan coronavirus spreads

Singapore—East Asians from all over the world are experiencing discrimination along with the rise in the number of people infected by the novel coronavirus, which originated in Wuhan, Hubei, central China, late last year. To date, over 7,700 people have tested positive for the virus,...

Gov’t to distribute 4 masks to every household in Singapore starting Feb 1

Singapore— National Development Minister Lawrence Wong announced on Thursday said (Jan 30) that every household in Singapore is to receive four surgical face masks. He said, “We are doing this to assure Singaporeans that every family will have access to masks if someone in your...

SDP calls on public not to produce and spread of fake news, rumours about Wuhan virus outbreak

Singapore — The Singapore Democratic Party (SDP), in a statement released on Wednesday (Jan 29), has called on Singaporeans not to produce and spread fake news and rumours about the Wuhan virus outbreak. Nearly 6,000 people are ill and 132 have died, according to statistics...

Ho Ching: Wear masks if you feel unwell, but keeping hands clean is of prime importance

Singapore — The wife of Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and Chief Executive of Temasek Holdings, Madam Ho Ching, has sought to both allay fears over the Wuhan virus and advise people on how to protect themselves amid growing concerns about the rising numbers...

Wuhan virus: WP urges public to “not give in to fear-mongering by speculating, spreading rumours”

Singapore — The Workers’ Party (WP), referring to the Wuhan virus outbreak, has urged the public to "not give in to fear-mongering by speculating and spreading rumours". In a statement on Wednesday morning (Jan 29), the opposition party also pledged full support for the multi-ministry task force on the...