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Singapore's health ministry confirms 506 more coronavirus cases (source — 30/05/2020 13:18:44

The vast majority of the newly infected people are migrant workers living in dormitories.

Singapore otters’ lockdown antics spark backlash (source — 30/05/2020 08:22:21

SINGAPORE: Singapore’s otters, long adored by the city-state’s nature lovers, are popping up in unexpected places during the coronavirus lockdown but their antics have angered some and even sparked ca...

Singapore in talks with Malaysia on land crossings (source — 28/05/2020 17:38:18

SINGAPORE: Singapore is in discussion with Malaysia on issues related to workers who want to commute daily through both land crossings, said the republic’s National Development Minister Lawrence Wong...

Webinar on how to do business virtually (source — 28/05/2020 06:57:02

PETALING JAYA: Without a doubt, businesses drive the economy, but even the most global-centric enterprise is not immune to the negative impact brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic.The pandemic has even...

Coronavirus: Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern compares notes with 'early movers' Singapore, Australia, Denmark (source — 28/05/2020 03:39:40

Like-minded countries band together to share what they've learned about battling Covid-19.

Look beyond Singapore for economic revival (source — 27/05/2020 05:09:47

WITH Singapore staring at its deepest ever recession, Malaysia will face correlating setbacks due to our entwined economies.The city state downgraded its 2020 gross domestic product forecast for the t...

Virologist on preventing more Covid-19 cases at detention depots (source — 27/05/2020 04:58:03

EMERITUS Professor Datuk Dr Lam Sai Kit has reminded the government to ensure new detainees are tested negative for Covid-19 before they are sent to immigration detention centres to avoid spreading th...

COVID-19 patients are not infectious 11 days after getting sick, study suggests (source — 26/05/2020 15:35:55

Countries across the world, including the U.S., are in various phases of reopening, but concerns of a so-called "second wave" of the coronavirus pandemic have cropped up. A new study out of Singapore,...

MCO: 21,439 visitors entered Johor since March 18 (source — 26/05/2020 15:19:18

JOHOR BARU: A total of 21,439 visitors, including Malaysians working in Singapore, have been recorded at Johor’s entry points since March 18, said State Health and Environment Committee Chairman R. Vi...

Coronavirus live news: global cases pass 5.5m as WHO warns of 'second peak' (source — 26/05/2020 13:58:40

Irish taoiseach Leo Varadkar denies picnic with friends was rule breach; World health leaders urge green recovery; Singapore warns of worst economic contractionGlobal report: ‘disaster’ looms as WHO w...

Helpful information

How to prevent coronavirus disease and stop the spread of germs
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue immediately in the trash.
  • Avoid touching your face - nose, mouth and eyes.
  • Clean and desinfect frequently touched surfaces and objects. You can use sanitizer gel for this. Buy here one.
  • Stay home when you are sick except to get medical care
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use sanitizer gel if you haven’t got access to water.
Coronavirus symptoms
Common symptoms:
  • Respiratory symptoms
  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath
  • Breathing difficulties
In more severe cases:
  • Pneumonia
  • Severe acute respiratory syndrome
  • Kidney failure
  • Death