Tag: Wuhan virus

Did novelists predict Wuhan coronavirus in 1981 and 2008?

Two novels have gone viral after people noticed the eerie similarity between the viruses mentioned in them and the very real Covid-19 virus which has spread to multiple countries today. The first book, titled The Eyes of Darkness, was by thriller writer Dean Koontz. According to...

Man runs marathon in apartment as China fights virus with exercise

by Peter Stebbings / with Danni Zhu in Beijing A fanatical runner jogged the equivalent of an ultra-marathon inside his small apartment as people in virus-hit China desperately try to keep fit while cooped up indoors. The country is at the centre of an outbreak of...

China cleans, locks away banknotes to stop virus spread

China is disinfecting and isolating used banknotes as part of efforts to stop the spread of the new coronavirus that has killed more than 1,500 people, officials said Saturday. Banks use ultraviolet light or high temperatures to disinfect yuan bills, then seal and store the...

Chan Chun Sing stresses importance of remaining calm in midst of crisis

Minister for Trade and Industry Chan Chun Sing has commented on recent instances of Singaporeans rushing to supermarkets to load up on supplies following the change of the 2019-nCoV outbreak alert level from yellow to orange last Friday (Feb 7). The result was empty shelves...

“Insensitive” for Khaw Boon Wan to say “there is more to life than nCoV”

In a Facebook post on Thursday (Feb 6), Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan had urged Singaporeans to remember that, despite the challenge that the coronavirus (2019-nCoV)  posed to the country, there were other matters that had to be given attention. "There is more to life than...

Lim Tean says PAP incompetent in dealing with coronavirus issue

People's Voice founder Lim Tean took to Facebook on Feb 9 to discuss Malaysia's consideration on how it will regulate the entry of Singaporeans. The 11.07 am post also featured a picture of the front page of a Feb 9 issue of Sin Chew...

PAP MP on why she wore mask during visit to block with coronavirus patient

Singapore -- A ruling party MP has responded to a Facebook post by an opposition politician that criticised her for wearing a mask during a visit to a block with one of Singapore's coronavirus patients. People's Power Party politician Goh Meng Seng had criticised Ms Cheng...

WHO launches investigation into SG conference linked to three Wuhan virus cases

SINGAPORE — The World Health Organization (WHO) is investigating a conference held in Singapore in mid-January. Three foreign participants of the meeting — one from Malaysia and two from South Korea — have since caught the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV). The meeting of a multinational company,...

Morning brief: Wuhan coronavirus update for Feb 8, 2020

As of 5am, Feb 8, 2020: WORLD COUNT: There are 31,537 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in the world. A total of 28 countries and territories have been affected so far. The number of deaths has risen to 638. Across the world, a total of 4,826 are in critical condition, while 1,780 previously infected...

It’s fake, says CNA of viral tweet on closure of schools

THREAD: Saw the doctored image of a tweet sent by “CNA” on school closures due to the #NovelCoronavirus? It's fake. Many have shared it on social media and WhatsApp, but CNA never sent that message. How you can tell it's fake: https://t.co/nfqHRbqvrS /1 pic.twitter.com/yhFYCx8u92 —...