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WHO re-emphasises importance of COVID-19 testing

The global health body on Thursday recommended active testing of people who have been exposed to the virus even if they don't show symptoms.

Covid-19

Amazon to launch online pharmacy in India

“Amazon Pharmacy” will provide both over-the-counter and prescription-based drugs, basic health devices as well as traditional Indian...

Corporate

MOM quarantines 800 workers after new case in cleared dormitory

According to media reports, about 800 migrant workers have been newly quarantined after a Covid-19 case was discovered in a cleared...

Covid-19

Indian-origin doctor appointed as New York health commissioner

Dr Dave A Chokshi, a 39-year-old Indian-origin physician with expertise in public health, has been appointed as New York City's new health...

USA

India’s COVID-19 testing rate low compared to other countries, says WHO chief scientist

As per the Indian Council of Medical Research, India has carried out 2.08 crore COVID-19 tests of August 3.

Covid-19

COVID-19 herd immunity a long way off: WHO chief scientist Dr Soumya Swaminathan

Dr Swaminathan is a pediatrician from India and a globally recognised researcher on tuberculosis and HIV.

Covid-19

WHO warning on COVID-19: This is not even close to being over

"Most people remain susceptible, the virus still has a lot of room to move," said WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus at a media briefing.

Covid-19

Singaporean professor Paul Tambyah appointed to lead International Society of Infectious Diseases

Currently Professor of Medicine at the National University of Singapore (NUS), Professor Paul Tambyah is also Senior Consultant Infectious...

Singapore

506 new COVID-19 cases and 1,096 discharged on May 30

There are five cases in the local community, two of which are Singaporeans/Permanent Residents.

Covid-19

Indian Health Minister Harsh Vardhan takes charge as Chairman of WHO Executive Board

The chairman's post is held on a rotational basis for a period of one year among regional groups.

Global

Indian Health Minister Harsh Vardhan to become Chairman of WHO Executive Board: Reports

The chairman's post is held on a rotational basis for a period of one year among regional groups.

Global

Singapore's COVID-19 cases surpass 23,000 with 876 new cases on May 10

Singapore's MOH has confirmed an additional 876 cases of COVID-19 infection in the country as of 12pm on Sunday, May 10.

Covid-19

NEA to release Wolbachia-Aedes mosquitoes at dengue high-risk areas from May 2020

From May 2020, the National Environment Agency (NEA) will release male Wolbachia-Aedes mosquitoes at selected dengue high-risk areas to...

Singapore

Dengue cases this year could exceed 16,000: NEA

There are five dengue deaths so far in 2020.

Singapore

US COVID-19 death toll touches 3000, New York governor begs for help

Of the over 3000 deaths in the US, 1200 are from New York alone, prompting Governor Andrew Cuomo to issue an urgent appeal for medical...

Covid-19

49 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore as total number crosses 700; new cluster at SingPost Centre

Of the 432 confirmed cases who are still in hospital, most are stable or improving. Seventeen are in critical condition in the intensive...

Covid-19

Indian-origin chef Floyd Cardoz dies in the US after testing positive for COVID-19

Cardoz started feeling feverish on March 17 and admitted himself into hospital.

Covid-19

“Find, isolate, test, treat”; lockdown not enough, says WHO

We call on all countries to use this time to attack the coronavirus. You have created a 2nd window of opportunity," said WHO...

Covid-19

49 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore on March 24, of which 32 are imported infections

Seventeen patients are receiving treatment in the intensive care unit and remain critically ill.

Covid-19

COVID-19: Singapore to shut nightclubs, theatres, cinemas; tuition classes, religious congregations suspended

The Multi-Ministry Taskforce has decided to enforce stricter measures that would limit gatherings outside of work and school to 10 persons...

Covid-19

Singapore’s COVID-19 cases go past 500 as 54 new cases are reported - 48 imported and 6 local

Of the 355 confirmed cases who are still in hospital, most are stable or improving. 15 are in critical condition in the intensive care unit.

Covid-19

Singapore reports 23 new COVID-19 cases, 18 of which were imported

Four more cases of COVID-19 infection have been discharged from hospital.

Covid-19

HSA advises against purchasing health products claiming to prevent or treat COVID-19

There is currently no evidence that any health supplement, Chinese proprietary medicine, traditional medicine, herb or “clip-on” product...

Covid-19

32 new COVID-19 cases as of March 19 in Singapore - 24 imported and 8 local

Of the 221 confirmed cases who are still in hospital, most are stable or improving. 15 are in critical condition in the intensive care unit.

Covid-19

COVID-19 updates from around the globe

Good news coming in from China while the UK has put into place further measures to fight the virus.

Covid-19