Singapore confirms 2 more Wuhan virus cases, bringing total to three infected
There have been a total of 44 suspected cases with patients aged between one to 78, the Ministry of Health said.. Read more at straitstimes.com.SINGAPORE - Another two people here have been confirmed to have the Wuhan virus, bringing the total to three, the Ministry of Health said on Friday (Jan 24). The first confirmed case was a 66-year-old man from Wuhan who is here on holiday. He is currently in stable condition at the Singapore General Hospital (SGH). His 37-year-old son who was travelling with him has since been confirmed to have the virus too. He is also at SGH and in stable condition. In addition, another Chinese tourist - a 53-year-old woman from Wuhan who came separately from the two men - has been confirmed as having the virus. She is warded at the National Centre for Infections Diseases (NCID) and her condition is stable. At a briefing, the ministry said that there have been a total of 44 suspected cases with patients aged between one to 78. Of the 44, 13 patients have tested negative for the Wuhan virus, and three are confirmed. Contact tracing has started to identify close contacts of the three. Close contacts will be quarantined and monitored for symptoms for 14 days from last exposure with the patient. The ministry added that all measures will be taken to contain possible spread to the community. But more imported cases are expected given the large number of cases in China and high travel volume from China to Singapore. On the 53-year-old woman, health officials said she had a fever less than 24 hours after her arrival on a Scoot flight on Jan 21. She went to Raffles Hospital and was sent from there to Tan Tock Seng Hospital's (TTSH) emergency department. She came to Singapore with one travelling companion and they were staying at J8 hotel in Townshend Road. Before she fell ill, she had visited the Orchard area, Marina Bay Sands and Gardens by the Bay. She had taken public transport to these places. On the first confirmed case, officials said they have identified 46 people who had close contact with the 66-year-old man, who arrived on a China Southern flight on Jan 20. Of the 46 close contacts, 24 have left Singapore. Of the 22 others, 17 have been contacted, including the son. The other 16 will be quarantined and monitored for the development of symptoms for 14 days from last exposure with the patient. Associate Professor Vernon Lee, director of Communicable Diseases at the ministry, said that close contacts are people"who are within about 2m and spend a reasonable prolonged period of time, about 30 minutes or more, with the individual". "These are typically family members, travelling companions. They will be at a higher risk of exposure to the case. They'll be identified as close contacts and we'll quarantine them," he said. The second tier, who are at moderate risk, are people with some contact - but neither close nor prolonged, such as encounters at public places or hotel check-in. The ministry is tracing passengers on the same flights as the three confirmed cases. But Prof Lee stressed that the woman was not sick during the flight, so was unlikely to have spread the virus then. Additional reporting by Aw Cheng Wei Related Stories: Read more: The Straits Times
Oh No~ I think i having it now. Having diarrhea currently 😅 Crap crap crap. Seriously stressing out now. Fcukn' bollocks. Irresponsible imbeciles decided to fly and spread to this country Please dont travel to singapore,my friend How is it possible that these people from Wuhan (of all places) are even allowed to travel on board a plane!
WAIT omg im actually scared omg i scared Fuck! Might have to cancel my trip there. Sucks, but unfortunately this shit can spread fast in a place like Singapore especially if they don’t ban all travelers from China. I passed through Newton Mrt about 30 mins ago and saw a person being wheeled away by medics in full protective gear. I guess they are just being careful, but it looked quite alarming.
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