Maid who got Covid-19 did not inform her employers or wear a mask, employer and 3 children were all infected by her

SINGAPORE: An entire family was infected with Covid-19 after a domestic helper failed to inform them that she was sick. In a post by the administrator of a support group for domestic helpers and employers alike, an employer said that her maid had Covid-19 but did not inform her or even wear a mask at home. Because of this, her family members fell sick. Only when her employer asked her

‘Uncles in MRT sneezing & coughing with mouth open’ — Singaporeans on why they’re still wearing masks in public

SINGAPORE: After a local Reddit user asked if anyone is “still wearing masks often,” quite a number of commenters not only said yes but stated their reasons for doing so. “With the pandemic over, does any of you still wear masks? I mean in places where they are not required like malls, hawker centres and just outside in general. I still see quite a number wearing in many places I

New EG.5 Omicron sub-variant accounts for 18% of recent COVID-19 cases: MOH

SINGAPORE — About 18 per cent of the recent COVID-19 cases in the community in Singapore are from the new EG.5 Omicron sub-variant. The Ministry of Health (MOH) said on Tuesday (8 August) that the number of COVID-19 cases being treated in hospitals or intensive care units has remained stable. Impact of the sub-variant The EG.5 sub-variant was first identified in Singapore in a case on 5 May. According to

COVID-19: Health ministry urges booster shots for elderly amid recent case surge

SINGAPORE — Amid a surge of COVID-19 cases and hospitalisations in recent weeks, health officials are advising individuals aged 60 and above, as well as those who are medically vulnerable, to receive the updated bivalent vaccine booster approximately one year after their last booster dose. They can begin receiving the booster as early as five months after their previous dose. According to a media statement on Monday (22 May) by

COVID-19: Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong tests positive for the 1st time

SINGAPORE – Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has tested positive for COVID-19 for the first time on Monday morning (22 May). PM Lee, 71, posted a photo of his positive antigen rapid test (ART) result in a post on his Facebook page at 10.40am, alongside two paragraphs of text explaining his situation. “I tested positive for COVID-19 for the first time this morning. This comes after my recent work

Singapore's daily COVID-19 cases drop to 3,000 as wave passes peak: Ong Ye Kung

SINGAPORE — The current COVID-19 wave in Singaporehas peaked two weeks ago, and the number of daily cases has decreased to around 3,000 daily, down from an estimated 4,000 daily cases last month. Health Minister Ong Ye Kung provided this update on the COVID-19 situation in the city-state in Parliamenton Tuesday (9 May). He noted that more than 300 COVID-19 patients are currently hospitalised, adding a “significant workload” to hospitals.

Japan planning to end COVID-19 border measures on 29 April

Japan will no longer be asking for proof of COVID-19 vaccination or negative test results from incoming travellers starting 29 April, the Japanese media reports. According to an earlier plan, the country had announced that it will end the requirements on 8 May and downgrade the legal status of novel coronavirus to common infectious diseases such as seasonal flu. But citing government sources, Kyodo News said on 26 April that arrangements

Pink Eye and COVID-19: What You Need to Know

Conjunctivitis, often known as pink eye, is an inflammation and redness of the conjunctiva, a thin membrane that covers the white area of the eye. Viruses, bacteria, allergies, or irritants can all cause it. While pink eye is usually not a dangerous ailment and may be treated with eye drops or ointments, the recent COVID-19 epidemic has raised questions about whether pink eye is a sign of the virus. According

Arcturus: New COVID-19 variant causing surge in India, should Singapore be alarmed?

SINGAPORE: A fresh surge of COVID-19 infections in India spurred on by the Omicron sub-variant XBB.1.16 strain, also known as “Arcturus.” Infections have been up thirteenfold in India over the past month, and its health ministry is currently holding drills to determine if hospitals are ready to cope with rising cases. Arcturus is already present in 22 countries, including Singapore, the United States, Australia, and the United Kingdom, and the

Netizens agree with Pritam Singh’s call for full report on Covid-19 to be made public

SINGAPORE: In Parliament on Monday (Mar 20), Workers’ Party chief Pritam Singh (Aljunied GRC) called for the full report to be made public during the debate on the Covid-19 White Paper, even as he assured the House that the WP had come not to criticize the government’s handling of the pandemic, but to support the national effort during an unprecedented time. However, the Leader of the Opposition asked why the