As the total number of cases of the Wuhan Virus in Singapore inches to 10 on Wednesday, 29 Jan, the Ministry of Health urges travellers and the public to adopt the following precautions at all times:
- Avoid contact with live animals including poultry and birds, and consumption of raw and undercooked meats;
- Avoid close contact with people who are unwell or showing symptoms of illness;
- Observe good personal hygiene;
- Practise frequent hand washing with soap (e.g. before handling food or eating, after going to the toilet, or when hands are dirtied by respiratory secretions after coughing or sneezing);
- Wear a mask if you have respiratory symptoms such as a cough or shortness of breath;
- Cover your mouth with a tissue paper when coughing or sneezing, and dispose the soiled tissue paper in the rubbish bin immediately; and
- Seek medical attention promptly if you are feeling unwell.
3 More Wuhan Virus Cases Confirmed In Singapore
Three new cases of Wuhan coronavirus infection have been confirmed in Singapore, the Ministry of Health announced on Wednesday (29 Jan). The total number of Wuhan Virus cases here has now inched to 10.
The new cases are three Chinese nationals from Wuhan, two of them a husband and wife, both 56 years old. According to the health ministry, the couple arrived in Singapore on Sunday (19 Jan), and are currently warded in isolation rooms at the National Centre for Infectious Diseases (NCID).
The other patient, the tenth confirmed case here, is a 56-year-old male Chinese national who arrived in Singapore from Wuhan on 20 Jan.
The MOH added that they were classified as suspect cases and immediately isolated at NCID. Tests, later on, confirmed Wuhan coronavirus infection.
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