Not possible to set COVID case goal for any tighter measures: Ong Ye Kung

10/9/2021 12:52:00 PM

Health Minister Ong Ye Kung said a target to trigger tighter measures is impossible.

The Health Minister was asked about the number of serious cases or deaths per day that is acceptable before much tighter measures have to kick in COVID19 Singapore

Health Minister Ong Ye Kung said a target to trigger tighter measures is impossible.

Ong Ye Kung Singaporean politician Health Minister Ong Ye Kung (left), who co-chairs the multi-ministry task force on COVID-19, and director of medical services Kenneth Mak address reporters at a media briefing on Friday, 10 September 2021 (PHOTO: Ngau Kai Yan/Ministry of Communications and Information) SINGAPORE — It is not possible to set a target for the number of COVID cases or those who end up in intensive care, before deciding to implement stricter safe management measures, said Health Minister Ong Ye Kung on Friday (10 September).10 September 2021, 10:05 am · 2-min read People sit and wait after receiving a dose of the Sinopharm COVID-19 coronavirus vaccine in Singapore on 7 September 2021.LinkedIn SINGAPORE: Seniors and those living with them should minimise their social interactions during this period as COVID-19 community cases are on the rise, said Health Minister Ong Ye Kung on Friday (Sep 10).10 September 2021, 10:05 am · 2-min read People sit and wait after receiving a dose of the Sinopharm COVID-19 coronavirus vaccine in Singapore on 7 September 2021.

"We are in a very delicate balance of lives and livelihoods.What can society and ourselves accept at what level of ICU and morbidity? I think that is a.The measure will be implemented next week, the Ministry of Health (MOH) said in a statement.."Just go out for essentials, like buying food or see the doctor..This means that it takes an average of four days after exposure to the virus, for it to be detectable in the individual.social discussion that is ongoing," said Ong, who was speaking to reporters at a briefing by the multi-ministry task force (MTF) on COVID-19."This will be less disruptive to people, and yet capture a significant majority of infected cases," Health Minister Ong Ye Kung and MTF co-chair said at the conference.

"I don't think it is possible for us to now set a target on morbidity.The new measure is conditional on the person under quarantine testing negative for COVID-19 at the end of his quarantine.Vaccinations for seniors across Singapore started on Feb 22." The MTF co-chair was responding to a reporter's question on the number of serious cases or deaths per day that is acceptable before much tighter measures have to kick in.As of Thursday, there are 26 cases of serious illness requiring oxygen supplementation, and seven in critical condition in the intensive care unit (ICU).As the number of infection cases builds up, the authorities will prioritise contact tracing resources on preventing large clusters at high-risk and vulnerable settings.According to the MTF, Singapore can handle up to 1,000 ICU cases but aims to keep the figure below 300."Also minimise your social interactions.Wary of exponential growth Singapore will soon reach more than 1,000 daily cases.Close contacts of a COVID-19 case will be issued Health Risk Warnings (HRW) or Health Risk Alerts (HRA) and should get tested to minimise the risk of spread of disease.Close contacts of a COVID-19 case will be issued Health Risk Warnings (HRW) or Health Risk Alerts (HRA) and should get tested to minimise the risk of spread of disease.

And he cautioned that while ICU cases currently remain low, "exponential growth" can change the situation in a matter of weeks."We are now focusing on being in the midst of an exponential wave of cases, which will rise very rapidly in terms of the infection numbers in the community.More information on the self-quarantine arrangement and the support for these persons will be released later.But we don't know yet, what will be the impact on our hospital system." The Ministry of Health's director of medical services Kenneth Mak also stressed that the current ICU cases reflect infections that occurred one to two weeks earlier, due to the "lag phase" between people getting infected, and then deteriorating to the extent of requiring ICU care or even subsequently dying.The MTF previously announced that workplaces not on mandatory RRT should carry out regular testing for their onsite staff over a two-month period.Story continues It is therefore necessary to monitor ICU cases over the next two weeks, to see whether with each succeeding week, the numbers in ICU begin to rise.Story continues On 6 September, MTF announced that sectors currently on mandatory 14-day FET RRT will need to increase their frequency of testing to every seven days starting from next Monday.

"And if they rise.New sectors with frequent interactions with the community would also be progressively onboarded onto the seven-day FET RRT...Stay in the know on-the-go: Join Yahoo Singapore's Telegram channel at.it may be that we then need to think about additional measures that need to be taken to tamper down on transmission that takes place in the community." Stay in the know on-the-go: Join Yahoo Singapore's Telegram channel at.

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Dont talk talk n not doing anything.....thats the failure of most govt ya Now is the time to prepare for more icu beds to anticipate the increase in number of people requiring it.....period Ask this twerp for wat? See how the answer is?

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