Home News Zika infections rise to 151 - Another pregnant woman among those infected

Zika infections rise to 151 – Another pregnant woman among those infected




- Advertisement -

As of 1 September, 31 new cases of locally transmitted Zika virus infection has been confirmed by the Ministry of Health (MOH), bringing the number of people infected in Singapore to 151.

Of the 31, three cases are not linked to any existing cluster. They live in Tagore Avenue, Yishun Street 81 and Harvey Crescent.

One of the cases confirmed today is pregnant; she is linked to the Aljunied Crescent/Sims Drive cluster. Her doctor is following up closely with her to provide support and counselling, MOH said.

Another five cases were detected as a result of MOH’s look-back testing of previous cases.

- Advertisement -

MOH further said that its look-back exercise is now completed, and that a total of 236 samples were taken, of which 52 tested positive, and 184 were negative.

MOH and NEA’s joint press release here: http://bit.ly/2bEN6HJ.

- Advertisement -

Design submitted by Temasek Polytechnic students selected as logo for Budget 2021

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance Heng Swee Keat revealed that a design submitted by a group of Temasek Polytechnic students has been selected as the logo of Budget 2021, which will be delivered in Parliament right after the Chinese...

MOT launches COVID-19 vaccination exercise for 37,000 aviation and maritime workers

The Ministry of Transport launched the Sea-Air Vaccination Exercise on Monday (18 Jan), to vaccinate 37,000 frontline workers in the aviation and maritime industry. Airplane and port pilots, cabin crew, cargo handlers, transit lounge workers, local seafarers, ship and plane repair technicians...

Cancer stricken teacher who continued to help students during treatment passes away

A veteran teacher, who continued to teach and help her students without rest despite suffering from cancer, passed away on Saturday (16 Jan). 60-year-old Ng Su Lan was so dedicated to her students that she led classes every day until the final...