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16.06.2020

July 9,2020

Coronavirus herd immunity may be ‘unachievable’ after study suggests antibodies disappear after weeks in some people

The study also found that 14% of people who had tested positive for coronavirus antibodies in the first round of testing no longer tested positive in subsequent tests carried out weeks later.

https://www.businessinsider.com/coronavirus-antibodies-study-herd-immunity-unachievable-spain-2020-7?fbclid=IwAR1BFzTE5B78IVQFSkxss1PudJIMgWvMUXrmwBsuWFesb3j1tDslwPT2sDs

July 7,2020

Singapore Doesn’t See Second Coronavirus Wave at This Point

“The increased number of cases we’re seeing in the community reflects that increased social interactivity, leading to more transmission occurring, but that’s not necessarily a second wave,” Mak said. “We don’t see this as a second wave at this point in time.”

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-07-07/singapore-doesn-t-see-second-coronavirus-wave-at-this-point

 

July 3,2020

Singapore is on track to face its worst dengue outbreak in history

(CNN)Singapore has just begun to get its second wave of coronavirus under control. Now, it’s on track to face its worst-ever outbreak of another viral infection: dengue.

https://edition.cnn.com/2020/07/03/asia/singapore-dengue-intl-hnk/index.html

 

July 2 ,2020

3 out of 4 imported Covid-19 cases were Singaporeans and PR returning from Pakistan

SINGAPORE – Three of the four imported Covid-19 cases on Wednesday (July 1) are two Singaporeans and a permanent resident who returned from Pakistan, said the Ministry of Health (MOH).

They were placed on stay-home notice (SHN) upon arrival in Singapore on June 19 and 20, and ferried in separate dedicated transport to SHN facilities to commence their 14-day isolation. They are asymptomatic and had been tested while serving their SHN.

https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/3-out-of-4-imported-covid-19-cases-were-singaporeans-and-pr-returning-from-pakistan

 

June 26 ,2020

14 men charged for breaching COVID-19 safe distancing measures

“The authorities will not hesitate to take action against anyone who does not comply with safe distancing measures or show blatant disregard for our laws,” said the police in a press release.

“Let us all do our part to curb the spread of COVID-19.”

https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/covid-19-14-charged-breaching-safe-distancing-measures-12873146

 

June 23 ,2020

Singapore’s Lee Calls Election for New Mandate to Fight Pandemic

“We need a capable government, with the strong backing of the people, to do all that needs to be done on your behalf, and see us through these tumultuous times,” Lee said. “An election now — when things are relatively stable — will clear the decks, and give the new government a fresh five-year mandate.”

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-06-23/singapore-calls-for-general-elections-amid-pandemic

 

June 18 ,2020

DSO team in S’pore finds 5 antibodies that can combat virus

Five antibodies which could potentially neutralise the virus that causes Covid-19 have been discovered by scientists at DSO National Laboratories, Singapore’s national defence research and development organisation.

https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/health/dso-team-in-spore-finds-5-antibodies-that-can-combat-virus

 

June 15 ,2020

A Little late for Q2 but lets start with some good news.

 

COVID-19: Phase 2 of reopening to start from Jun 19, social gatherings of up to five people allowed

Retail outlets can open, dining in at F&B outlets will be permitted, and tuition and other private enrichment classes can resume with some exceptions.

 

 

https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/covid-19-phase-2-of-reopening-to-start-from-jun-19-social-12835758?cid=FBcna&fbclid=IwAR2kL-QPVJlk7XrURC8pme4gKiKs2-x4W1_18-O3HV80kYnAHoR-15fXffQ

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