Liza Сінгапур Singapore
McDonald’s Singapore prolongs shutdown of restaurants indeterminately
It has prolonged the shutdown after it was primarily reopened on May 5.
It did not say when it would resume the work, but said they would be shut down for “just a little longer” .
It justified that under the significant services framework, it would be permited to resume operations from May 4, but resolved not to.
“We’ve chosen to prolong our shutdown for just a little longer for the safety of our employees and customers.
“We will keep on monitoring the 19 situation in the soociety before reopening.”
The fast food chain said that all workers were safety and everyone would get salary.
It said there were no new corona virus cases either.Earlier in April,some employees had positive test results. There were only 7 infected people who were recovering”.
In Singapore, over 930 cases of corona virus infection were detected per day
Over the past 24 hours, 931 new cases of corona virus infection have been reported. According to the ministry, the total number of infected in the country has reached 13 thousand 624 people.
The statement of the Ministry of Health also notes that the vast majority of those infected in the country over the past 24 hours are migrants who are isolated in student dormitories.
There is a daily record of infected people
The amount of ill people in Singapore per day increased by 1,426, which made a record for all the time.
“The amount of new ill ones increased by 1,426, a total of 8,014 infected were confirmed in the country,” the report said.
Additional measures were taken for self-isolation in Singapore
The Republic of Singapore was forced to tighten the quarantine regime.
In the city-state of Singapore, located on the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula, there has been a sharp increase in the number of patients with COVID-19. Doctors and local authorities asked the population to appear on the streets exclusively in protective masks.
All schools are transferred to the remote learning mode, and the beach, stadium, sports clubs and cinemas, as well as other places of entertainment are closed for at least a month. Most of the workers sent home. The right to appear on the streets away from the place of residence is reserved only for doctors and representatives of other significant professions, as well as civil servants and law enforcement forces.
For violation of the requirements imposed administrative liability and a fairly large fine. In the event of repeated non-compliance with the rules, the culprit is liable to the court with all the severity of the law. More than 5 million 800 thousand people live in Singapore. Doctors have registered about 2300 cases. Meanwhile, doctors are alarmed that the last 119 cases of infection have occurred already during transmission of the infection between residents of the republic, and not during infection from carriers arriving from abroad. This means that the disease has already created a sustainable focus within the country.
In Singapore, a medical scientist urged to periodic quarantine
Every few months, quarantine before COVID-19 vaccine appears in the country, was proposed by the head of the National Health School named after So Hawk at the National University, Professor Theo Ika In.
The professor notes that the introduction of quarantine provides a reduction in the number of infected in two to three weeks. Therefore, Theo advocates the announcement of such a regime “once every three to four months.”
Such a solution would provide “time for health systems to recover,” the scientist said.
Scientists in Singapore called the unscientific version of the laboratory origin of corona virus
Scientists in Singapore consider the allegations of the laboratory origin of the new corona virus a political topic that has no scientific justification. This opinion of the head of the program for the study of new infectious diseases of the School of Medicine at the National University of Singapore.
“A lot of documents have appeared on this subject that are political in nature,” the professor said. However, “all leading scientists are confident that the likelihood of the artificial appearance of a new virus is zero,” he noted. According to him, “there is no doubt that the [new] SARS-CoV-2 virus from a bat was transmitted to humans through a third animal.” “Another thing is that it has not yet been established exactly which animal has become an intermediary,” the scientist said. As Professor Wang noted, “identifying the source of the virus and its transmission in the early phase is not a purely scientific study, it is necessary to prevent the outbreak of diseases in the future.”
Meanwhile, he recalled that “while the most likely peddler is considered a pangolin.” Although, the expert recalled, “it took almost 10 years for the specialists to confirm the entire chain of human transmission of the SARS-CoV corona virus,” which caused an outbreak of SARS in 2002-2003.
Fox News, citing unnamed sources, recently claimed that the “zero patient” with corona virus was allegedly a lab employee in Wuhan. Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Zhao Lijian said the next day that the version of the artificial creation was not backed up by any evidence.
In Singapore, 447 infected with coronavirus were detected per day
Today, April 16, the Singapore Ministry of Health reported that 447 new cases of coronavirus infection have been detected in the past 24 hours. Thus, the total number of infected reached 3 699 people. It is also reported that this is the most significant jump in incidence since the outbreak in the country. Most of the infected are migrant workers.
Pandemic did not interfere with Singapore's elite housing market
In Singapore, in January, the number of transactions in the elite housing market (starting cost of 1-2 million Singapore dollars, or $0.7-1.4 million) increased by 29% comparable to the same month of 2019, and in February — a record 62 %, according to a Knight Frank report. This growth is taking place against the backdrop of a pandemic that has seriously affected the economies of Singapore and China, whose citizens were traditional buyers of expensive real estate in this city-state. So, in January-February, buyers from China became 38% less than a year ago. This is partly due to the introduction of restrictions on foreigners entering Singapore, as well as currency waverings: the Chinese yuan started the year 2% lower against the Singapore dollar.
Simultaneously, an increase in the amount of transactions with expensive housing provided domestic demand. According to Knight Frank, in the first two months of the year, the demand for housing from Singaporeans increased by 24% and 63% compared with the same period previous year. In the first two weeks of March 2020, Singaporeans accounted for 82% of transactions, in 2019 this figure was 79%. In Singapore, 3699 patients with corona virus, 10 people died. In the whole world, more than 2 million infected with COVID-19, 133 thousand people died, 510 thousand recovered.
In Singapore, public transport passengers will be required to wear masks
Singapore Minister of Transport Hou Boon Wang said that wearing public transport masks would be mandatory for residents of a city state when restrictions imposed on the spread of coronavirus were lifted.
“For public transport, we will make it mandatory to wear masks. This will minimize the possibility of transmission (infection) in public transport when the restriction period ends and the safe distance is violated. To prepare for this, passengers will need to wear masks while using public transport now” , - stated in a statement in the official account of the minister on Facebook.
In Singapore, the number of people infected with corona virus exceeded two thousand people
“As of 12:00 on April 10, 2020, the Ministry of Health has identified and confirmed 198 new cases of infection with COVID-19 infection in Singapore,” the ministry said in a statement.
Thus, the number of confirmed cases of corona virus in the country reached 2108.
According to the Ministry of Health, seven people died from the disease.