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Singapore “killed” coronavirus in 20 days
“Singapore crushed the coronavirus in 20 days,” another fake information quickly spread on social networks. It is assured that noone dead. “All forces were thrown, huge finances, tests for free, treated everyone for free. This is the state! This is despite the fact that they have no oil, no gas, no diamonds, ”says the posts, which gained thousands of reposts and likes.
Information distributed on social networks is fake. Singapore has a color-coded system that shows the current disease situation. There are four statuses in total - green (the lightest), yellow, orange and red (the heaviest). For each level, the government is taking specific response measures. In connection with the coronavirus pandemic in Singapore, Orange status has now been introduced. This means that the disease, although restrained by special measures, is severe and spreads easily in the country.
Scientists from Singapore have estimated the likelihood of a new wave of corona virus
States in which the peak of the corona virus epidemic has been passed may again face an increase in infections, experts at the University of Technology and Design University of Singapore innovation laboratory сonsider.
Earlier, experts distributed a report indicating the dates of the end of epidemics in various countries. However, experts warn that the scenarios can change for the better and for the worse.
Scientists from Singapore named the end date of the outbreak of corona virus in Russian
According to their calculations, the pandemic in Russian has already passed the peak on April 24. It will decrease by 97 percent by May 20, by 99 percent by May 28, and will cease to spread by July 20.
Calculations were made using artificial intelligence. They are based on regression data from different countries, taken, in particular, from the website of the scientific online publications Our World in Data. At the same time, SUTD warns that the calculations are made based on statistics on April 24, the data is updated daily, all calculations must be taken as "educational and research."
Singapore extended nationwide quarantine until June 1
This was announced by Prime Minister Li Xianglong.
The residents need it to stop the distribution of virus.
The Minister hopes for understanding the residents.
“I hope you understand that this short-term suffering is in order to eradicate the virus, protect the health and safety of our loved ones, and restore our economy,” he said.
Singapore lost control of COVID-19: thousands of new infected are in the country
Having experience in fighting the corona virus (the SARS epidemic claimed 33 lives in 2003), the country quickly responded and introduced quarantine measures.
But, they were not very strict: they closed the borders, banned social events, but schools and some restaurants continued to work. In addition, the state has introduced an application that monitors potential patients.
The situation has begun changing dramatically since April 1. At that time, exactly 1000 cases of the disease were registered in the country, and on 23 April there were 11178 of them — the last three days brought about 3000 new infected people.
75% of new infections are migrant workers living in crowded dormitories. According to them, sanitary standards are violated there and there are no means of protection.
“Singapore treats its foreign workers as if they were a third world country. The government allows employers to transport migrants in ships without seats. And after they are lodged in dormitories, where they sit 12 people in a room, like sardines,” the ex-diplomat said from Singapore Tommy Co.
Since April 5, all dormitories with migrants have been quarantined — people were forbidden to leave rooms. They can only go out into the shower.
Superheroes fighting corona virus were introduced in Singapore, offended Liverpool and refused from them
The Singapore government has announced a campaign against corona virus. Five superheroes were created as program mascots by the name of Fake news buster (“fighter with fake news”), Dr Disinfector (“Doctor Disinfector”), Circuit Breaker (“Switch”), Care-Leh Dee (voiced with “Care Lady” — “Lady Care”) and MAWA Man. Together they form the Virus Vangard (Virus Vanguard) teams.However, almost immediately, it was decided to abandon the idea. The problem was the last “superhero.” The fact is that his abbreviation stands for “Man that Always Walks Alone” — “A person who always remains alone,” which is a reference to the recommendation to keep distance during a pandemic. According to the script, he hates the English “Liverpool”, whose slogan sounds like “You'll never walk alone” — “You will never be alone.” In addition, a crossed-out mascot from the Liverpool logo is depicted on its form.
The character caused dissatisfaction among Singaporean fans of the “red” — they even launched a petition demanding to ban it. The government went forward, abandoned the characters and apologized, “if someone offended.”
The web discusses video with “alien activity” in the sky over Singapore. Scientists are silent, but people have found the answer
Social network users can’t stop watching a video that shows a spherical object in the sky above a reservoir in Singapore. Agents Scully and Mulder would like the phenomenon, and people agree with this theory. The network decided that corona virus was attracted to the aliens on Earth.
On March 26, a video appeared on social networks, which attracted the attention of tens of thousands of people. People could not take their eyes off the unusual object that appeared in the sky above the Bedok reservoir in Singapore. The shots show a gray sky, through the clouds of which a round-shaped object appears. A video appeared on YouTube with a title that sends viewers to the corona virus pandemic and other world troubles of 2020. People who saw the video could not help but note that the phenomenon looks quite unusual, and immediately assumed that they were dealing with aliens.
In Singapore, a citizen's passport was canceled for violation of quarantine
Singapore's authorities canceled a country's passport for violating the corona virus quarantine, according to the website of the Immigration and Control Office.
“The Immigration and Control Office (ICA) canceled the passport of 53-year-old Singaporean citizen Guo Ilya Viktor for violating the requirements for staying at home,” the agency said.
It is noted that the country's Ministry of Health is currently conducting an audit in this case.
Corona virus is caught on TraceTogether
Singapore has developed the fastest corona virus test. He identifies the infection in place in just 5-10 minutes. Now the technology must be approved by the authorities. Scientists expect that in a month it will be used in all hospitals in the country. At the same time, Singapore did not introduce total quarantine. Schools and kindergartens continue to work, and it was decided to close the bars and cinemas only on March 26.
When the corona virus epidemic was only gaining momentum, doctors believed that Singapore would repeat the fate of Chinese Wuhan. A few months ago, the country was second after China in terms of the number of infected. Panic seized Singapore. The streets were empty, and the residents swept away food from store shelves. But by the end of February, the situation had changed dramatically.
Local residents, especially on weekends, try to go out, visit shopping centers and closed premises less. In parks, on beaches there is a crowd. On the streets you can see 5-10% of those who wear masks. Everywhere — in shopping centers, restaurants — there were disinfectants, this is a new symbol of recent months. We can say that Singapore has been preparing for a pandemic for almost 20 years. In the early 2000s, the country was seriously affected by an outbreak of SARS. Then the authorities developed an action plan in case of an epidemic and now they have begun to implement it. Since March 26, the country's authorities have closed all entertainment venues — bars and cinemas. But the main tool to combat the virus was the restriction on the entry of foreigners. The fact is that 80% of cases of infection in the country are imported. At first, Singapore stopped accepting Chinese citizens, later all foreigners. And since March 26, the authorities have placed under compulsory quarantine all residents of the country who have arrived from the USA and Great Britain. This was stated by Minister of National Development Lawrence Wong: “Since March 23, we have banned tourists from any country from entering the country. All those with a Singapore passport must be quarantined upon return. Almost all citizens who return, we test at the airport to the best of our ability, but there are a lot of them. Such people will be transported directly from the airport to special quarantine centers. There they will undergo a two-week isolation. ”
For reinsurance, the Singapore authorities seem to have decided to monitor all the citizens of the country. They are offered to install a special application TraceTogether. It will warn if a person has contacted an infected person, the head of the Singapore State Technological Agency, Janil Putucheri, told reporters: “Tracking the people who have been in contact with infected people are the main thing in our strategy to contain corona virus. The person who was diagnosed with the infection, the first thing you need to remember with whom he saw recently. Thanks to this application, poor memory will no longer be a problem.
When two people are near, their smartphones communicate via Bluetooth, they do not exchange phone numbers, geolocation data or any other personal information. ”
The country's ministry of finance has promised to support sectors of the economy that have been hit the hardest by the pandemic. So far we are talking about the tourism sector and enterprises focused on the foreign market. They plan to spend $4.5 billion on economic support. By the way, by order of the authorities, all companies whose employees went to quarantine are required to save their salaries.
In Singapore, for non-observance of the distance will be fined or imprisoned
Singapore's authorities have tightened penalties for violating the rules introduced to combat corona virus. Now for non-compliance with the distance will be fined or imprisoned. New laws that were passed amid a surge in new cases of corona virus entered into force on Friday.
According to the document, people who intentionally violate a distance of one meter will be convicted of a crime. After that, they can be sent to prison for up to six months and fined up to 7 thousand dollars.
The Singapore government also closed bars and nightclubs, imposed restrictions on meetings of more than 10 people and banned large events.
Singapore confirmed the first case of COVID-19 back on January 23, but thanks to draconian methods, authorities were able to prevent a major outbreak from mainland China. Now Singapore, like several other cities in Asia, is facing a second wave of corona virus.