Singapore is midway through its COVID-19 circuit breaker, but experts said cases in the community have not dropped to satisfactory levels. Dr Leong Hoe Nam, an infectious disease specialist and Professor Teo Yik Ying, dean of the NUS Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, share their thoughts on the circuit breaker measures and COVID-19 situation in Singapore.

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produdeyay

April 23, 2020

wait wait wait wait wait. at 2:48, "I work with covid patients, and I have not been infected, the mask actually work (in preventing me from contracting the disease)".

Are you telling me what the government said at the beginning that the mask is to prevent spread not for protection was fake ? Even when they were enforcing all to wear mask recently by PM Lee, he re-emphasized that the mask is prevent spread due to asymptomatic patients (no mention that it protects you from others)

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M kai

April 23, 2020

I see even MORE people jogging now ! 100% totally maskless…..They feel as though they are a real special breed of people. 100% healhy breed…totally MUST BE exempted from wearing any mask at all ! ( totally selfish !! )……If you must jog, why can't you jog at home using a treadmill. There are countless ways to exercise indoors really effectively too. But NO ! You simply need to show off to other people that are wearing mask that you have more GUTS than them ! Government should make a new rule : Those who get caught not wearing mask ( PROPERLY ) in public, if they really do get infected by the virus and need to use a ventilator, then top priority should definitely not be them ! It should instead be to those who have really been constantly wearing their masks ( PROPERLY ) at all time whenever they are in public places ! These are the REAL singapore heroes !

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Francis Ang

April 23, 2020

Can don interview this Leong or not? He is the one that keep promoting dont wear masks actively and say masks are of no use in the beginning. Now roti prata 180 degree say masks important blar blar blar. I dont believe any single word he say.

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Cayote Lives

April 23, 2020

Virus is mutating. That's why we can't tell who what when what where . Possible . We wait for medication and vaccine.till then take all precautions rest is fate

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Beautiful Name

April 23, 2020

Malaysia has not test foreign workers for coved-19, if Malaysia were to test all foreign workers, the cases will be more than now.

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Singapore Ahma

April 23, 2020

They still go wet markets Everyday. It would not happen to me mentality .

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Singapore Ahma

April 23, 2020

Delivery guys still asking me to sign on their phones! Sigh.

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wan boy

April 23, 2020

Get enforcement to be in the public transport, fine them ….Clowns are out there, couple sitting together in the buses… these clowns are the potential covid spreader…

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starburst

April 23, 2020

People are running to bubble tea stores, it is apparent these people rather risks their lives for a bottle of bubble tea than to contract covid. It is seriously laughable behavior

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BONG CHAN PENG

April 23, 2020

Stay at Home 👩‍💻🏠👍

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RCT1234

April 23, 2020

Gov give money , ppl stay home. Only when Both play their roles, good results will come. Stop going out, Jurong point Long Long queue.

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Querubin Bunsalan

April 23, 2020

I guess Singapore is too late, if they do lockdown or community Quarantine earlier just like in Malaysia and Philippines the result wont be this far, but for now this is the price they have to take.

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KoalaNotBear

April 23, 2020

FYI, scientifically the hand-held infrared thermometer will work more accurately on dark-colored objects, including dark-colored human skin. This is because light-colored objects or light-colored human skin will emit far less infrared radiations, resulting in lower temperature readings. Another factor is the amount of sweat a person has on his/her face at the time of the measurement; the more sweat a person has on his/her face, the lower the temperature readings will be. As such, it is worth noting that light-colored and sweaty human skin will give results that are, by far (about 10%-20%), less accurate! It is therefore NOT recommended to rely only on infrared thermometer when trying to screen for high-risk individuals in closed and small public spaces. Social Distancing and Stay-At-Home still remain the most effective methods in preventing the spreading of the COVID-19 infection.

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kean sung

April 23, 2020

Wat in the world are you wearing reading the news!!!
🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️

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Chronous Style

April 23, 2020

Support Singapore from Malaysia, we can do it together.

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Noth De

April 23, 2020

Why no drive-by tests like Korea?

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Govind Chauhan

April 23, 2020

I like

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Govind Chauhan

April 23, 2020

Excellent

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snake eye

April 23, 2020

Question: Is circuit breaker system really works
1. why till now we still guess if infected belong to essential lot (there should be system being implemented before this event kck off)
2. If this circuit really works or backfire…Mean more gathering were taking place without detection
3. Why allow outdoor exercise since govt intention want to put a STOP… (jogging allow not to wear mask)
4. Reduce Transport Frequency

Since so much $$ had pumped into circuit…Why not enforce a TOTAL CIRCUIT BREAKER …Near zero contact or face very heavy consequence…With good planning..I believe there ppl out already had a better solution as compare to now

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Lifestyle

April 23, 2020

https://youtu.be/Aenab8H1uyQ look at Qatar

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cheryl goh

April 23, 2020

Did dormitory workers keep their own hygiene wash their utensils deeply after they are used or share ?Showers day n night wash their clothes did they to keep hygiene purpose ? It better to use wooden chopsticks use and throw . If worker is on isolation please clean your own room every day

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Dyno Saur

April 23, 2020

If only more people panic buyed earlier it might have lessen infected cases. But no dont panic buy cuz we have lots of stockpile while everyone now in queque risking their health for food that they could have prepared for.

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Demetrius Tay

April 23, 2020

Can’t they just make tests mandatory for everyone? Tbh that’s easier than having such a lockdown. Like the tests can be down in Community Centres in groups so we know who have and who does not have the virus. Since masks are made mandatory, we can still make it mandatory as people go to do their tests 🤦🏻‍♂️

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Carinne Lilac

April 23, 2020

As a Singaporean, I am pretty disappointed with the rising number of cases, why aren’t the cases falling?

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John James

April 23, 2020

I am hopeful that local community spread will come down to 10 or 12 over the next 3 days. Just be a little more patient

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Truth Is Freedom

April 23, 2020

Agreed. 2 more weeks. USA gave USD 2400 to its citizens. We only get S$600. 😭

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Quek Patrick

April 23, 2020

Construction is not essential service. Who is the wise guy who say construction is essential service during a lock down, we don’t need to built anything for the purpose of a lock down, and the government did not check all the operator of essential service. And you still did not mentioned the unlink people, those who came here during Malaysia and have no fix address, don’t blame the public please, the way you explain is senseless just pointing the public.

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John James

April 23, 2020

May I then suggest that more test be done for workers in essential services including counter staff, deliver guys, even GPs etc. Meanwhile, the current measures stay. No need for complete lock down.

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Liton Sikder

April 23, 2020

good

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