Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s message of coronavirus
In the midst of panic buying products due to the current situation about the coronavirus, Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong giving a much comforting speech to all Singaporeans. He said that coronavirus outbreak will be a kind of test for Singapore’s social cohesion including psychological resilience. It is a kind call for all Singaporeans to be calm.
A video was made by PM Lee Hsien Loong on the 2019-nCoV situation in Singapore on February 8, 2020.
He suggested that all Singaporeans should stay calm when facing this situation as fear will do more harm instead. Therefore, we should not panic even though the status of DORSCON level had raised to Orange which was similar during 2009 for the H1N1 swine flu situation. It does not mean locking down the city or confining people in their homes. It is comforting to hear him telling us not to stock up for those essential supplies as our country possesses ample supplies.
Should there be any changes in the current situation of being worsens then we will need to come up with a new strategy instead. Just like what you have heard in his speech, we all should do our parts in keeping ourselves safe like wearing mask when you are not feeling well and with proper washing of our hands with soap. All the right measures should be taken to combat with this coronavirus and soon we will be free from it. Everyone just do their parts in keeping ourselves safe and avoid spreading when you are feeling unwell. Take all necessary precaution and be safe.
As of today 29 January 2020, it has been announced by the China’s National Health Commission that the death toll due to coronavirus in China had already risen to 132 and found 1,459 new cases. This means the confirmed cases at the end of 28 January 2020 had risen to 5,974 people having the coronavirus.
Since the starting of this virus, the place in Wuhan is now practically can be described as the ghost town since the residents are advice to stay in their homes while cars being banned on the roads. The basic food items in Wuhan like milk and eggs now become scarce.
With the rising of this virus and there is much fear of it spreading, most airlines are reducing the flights to China. It seems like this flu-like virus has already been spreading throughout a number of countries but none of the confirmed deaths been announced outside China. But there has been confirmation that this virus is transmitted person to person in countries like Germany, Vietnam, Taiwan and Japan.
This type of virus known as coronavirus will cause pneumonia which is similar to other repiratory infections that can be spread person to person from coughs or sneezes droplets.
It is said that scientists in Australia have managed to replicated this deadly coronavirus in order to find a solution against this deadly epidemic that caused more than 100 deaths. At Doherry Institute in Melbourne, they had managed to grow the novel coronavirus from a patient sample in the cell culture outside China. This will allow them to validate and verify whatever tests conducted with comparison of the sensitivities and specificities of this virus in the laboratory.
In view of the current outbreak of coronavirus in China that afflict thousands of people which will likely to last for a few months. No one will be able to predict how long it will last since it started in December 2019. The basic precaution will be quarantines and isolation measures while hand washing and wearing masks can help to reduce the amount of infected people. This virus seems to be like Sars. While Sars is controllable, we are hopefully that this can be also but we won’t know until a few weeks later depending on the outcome.
Be safe and try not to expose yourself in crowded areas. Practice good personal hygiene like washing your hands frequently and wear mask if you have flu or cough. It will help to eliminate any sort of spreading and hopefully it will just die off in time to come. Everyone helps to contribute their parts and we will survive this ordeal.