There were 23 Covid-19 community cases reported today (May 29). Six of the cases are children, with the youngest being just 8 months old, according to the Ministry of Health's evening report. They are all linked to previous cases. Five children linked to Hong Ye Group cleaners cluster Five children are linked to the Hong Ye Group cleaners cluster, and four of them are either family members or household contacts of case 63677. They include an eight-month-old baby girl, a one-year-old boy, and two girls aged seven and nine. All four of them were placed on quarantine on May 24 after case 63677 tested positive on May 23. The two girls, aged seven and nine, attend Boon Lay Garden Primary School and were last in school on May 18. The one-year-old was last in Little Explorers Cove @ Boon Lay in April 2021 while the eight-month-old does not attend any childcare facility. All four of them tested positive for Covid-19 on May 28. The remaining new case linked to the ... » Learn More about 6 children, aged between 8 months & 13 years, among new Covid-19 cases in S’pore on May 29
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TOKYO (Reuters) - Tokyo Olympics organisers on Saturday said they were trying to improve conditions for athletes quarantined at the Games, following mounting complaints over a lack of air, food and basic necessities while in isolation. Athletes and staff who test positive or are contact-traced are isolated in separate accommodation from their teams in an effort to contain the spread of the virus as the Japanese capital struggles with a rise in infections. Athletes have criticised the conditions there, with some, such as Dutch skateboarder Candy Jacobs, who was quarantined early in the Games, calling them "inhumane". Germany's independent elite athletes grouping Athleten Deutschland have urged the IOC to act. "It... appears grotesque that athletes who test positive have to spend their quarantine in prison-like conditions, while IOC members stay in expensive luxury hotels and are provided with high daily allowances," said Maximilian Klein, Athleten Deutschland's ... » Learn More about Olympics-Tokyo Games to improve ‘prison-like’ athletes’ quarantine
Imagine this scene from the near future. Travel corridors have been established between Singapore and select countries. Your partner went for a getaway trip and served a week of home quarantine after returning. You joke that she missed out on a free stay at a five-star hotel, but who cares, you're both looking forward to attending a concert tonight. A real one, with instruments and crowds and overpriced beverages in plastic cups, and the band interacting with the fans. You rock up to the venue a little early, and take a Pre-Event Test (PET), easily done by huffing into a breathalyser . Your partner has a clean bill of health. Unfortunately, you test positive for Covid-19. You're not sure how it happened. Did it happen while you were queuing up for lunch at McDonald's? Or even at the office, the one time you took off your mask for a coffee break? You don't recall having any symptoms, having been fully vaccinated. Anyway, you're not getting into the concert tonight. ... » Learn More about Like it or not, Covid-19 will remain in the days to come. We’ll just have to live with it.
The Church of the Holy Cross at Clementi has been closed for 14 days, from July 31, 1pm to August 14, 1pm, after two cases of Covid-19 were detected at the church, according to the parish priest Henry Siew. Deep cleaning of the church has also been undertaken. Both cases attended Mass at the church on July 25 According to Facebook posts by the church, both of the cases attended a 7.30am Mass at the church on July 25. The first case that was detected is fully vaccinated and asymptomatic. On July 26, she tested positive and was quarantined. The church added that she is likely to have been infected from a market she visited earlier. The parish office was then contacted by the Ministry of Health (MOH) on July 27. Worshippers who were in the same zone as the woman were contacted and placed under home quarantine order on July 28. As for the second case, she happened to be seated in the same zone as the first case during Mass. She was placed under home quarantine ... » Learn More about Church of the Holy Cross in Clementi closed for 14 days after 2 Covid-19 cases detected
The Ministry of Health (MOH) has confirmed seven new imported cases of Covid-19 in Singapore on Dec. 13. This brings the total number of cases to 58,320. Seven imported cases Amongst the seven imported cases, one (Case 58,547) is a Singapore Permanent Resident who returned from India. Another five are currently employed in Singapore. Of these, one (Case 58,541) is a Work Pass holder who arrived from India, and four (Cases 58,542, 58,543, 58,544 and 58,545) are Work Permit holders who arrived from the Philippines, Indonesia and India. The remaining case (Case 58,540) is a Dependent's Pass holder who arrived from Indonesia. They had already been placed on SHN upon arrival in Singapore and were tested while serving SHN. 11 cases discharged 11 more cases of Covid-19 infection have been discharged from hospitals or community isolation facilities. In all, 58,028 have fully recovered from the infection and have been discharged from hospitals or community care ... » Learn More about 11 discharged, no new locations visited by confirmed Covid-19 cases
MELAKA: Two of the country’s oldest mosques have been temporarily closed for sanitisation to curb the spread of Covid-19. Melaka Religious Department director Datuk Che Sukri Che Mat said health authorities had advised that the Kampung Hulu and Kampung Keling mosques in the heart of the historic city be closed from Thursday to Aug 4 after several worshippers tested positive for the virus. “The department has requested the management committees of both mosques to stop all religious activities for the time being. “We are also seeking help from the state government to provide food assistance to the worshippers of both mosques who are currently under quarantine,” he said yesterday. Masjid Kampung Kling was built in 1748 by Indian Muslim merchants from South India. The mosque is located along Jalan Tukang Emas (Harmony Street), The street is also home to other places of worship like the Cheng Hoon Teng Temple (Taoist and Buddhist) and the Sri Poyyatha Temple (Hindu). Masjid ... » Learn More about Two of Melaka’s oldest mosques closed to curb Covid
THE health ministry has issued an urgent appeal for private hospitals to treat Covid-19 patients as the country battles a surge in infections driven by the highly contagious Delta variant. After successfully containing the virus for much of the pandemic, Vietnam has been facing record daily increases in infections since late April. It has detected a total of 137,000 cases, 85% of which were recorded over the past month. “The Delta variant is destroying all anti-pandemic achievements,” health minister Nguyen Thanh Long told a cabinet meeting on Friday. Private medical facilities should provide beds, equipment and manpower to treat Covid-19 patients when assigned to do so by authorities, the ministry said in a separate statement. Vietnam has maintained a policy which required anyone who tested positive for the virus to be hospitalised at a state-run institution. Its daily Covid-19 infections hit a record 8,649 cases on Friday, taking its total tally to over 137,000, the health ... » Learn More about Vietnam taps private hospitals as cases spike
Follow us on Telegram for the latest updates: https://t.me/mothershipsg Recently, the word "endemic" became a key buzzword in Singapore. At the end of May 2021, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said he did not expect Covid-19 to disappear , but rather to become endemic, and "remain with humankind". Health minister Ong Ye Kung later echoed this view , stating that Covid-19 will likely become endemic, just like influenza. Multi-Ministry Taskforce co-chair Gan Kim Yong also said that Singapore will be able to lift "practically all social and workplace restrictions" when Covid-19 becomes endemic in Singapore. Basically, if you get a dollar for every time the word "endemic" has been in the news, you would get rich sooner rather than later. But what does it actually mean for Covid-19 to be endemic in Singapore? Pandemic vs endemic On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organisation (WHO) officially declared Covid-19 a pandemic , after the virus spread to over ... » Learn More about Mothership Explains: What does it mean for Covid-19 to be endemic in S’pore?
It’s no secret that skincare isn’t a one-size-fits-all affair – just look at the mind-boggling maze of beauty picks on the market. We all have different skin types and concerns to tackle, which means that finding your personal holy grail takes massive amounts of research and effort, not to mention a crippling dose of decision fatigue. Luckily, a new age of personalised skincare is dawning – one which blends beauty and tech into formulas fine-tuned just for your skin. How does personalised skincare work? You likely already know how to hunt down products based on your skin needs, but customised skincare takes the guess work out of building your routine. A handful of brands are crafting online tests to get a snapshot of your skin type, habits, and goals. Everything from your stress levels to the climate you live in can be factored into their algorithms – some brands even offer selfie analysis. Based on your responses, you’ll then be given recommendations on bespoke products, made ... » Learn More about Personalised skincare in Singapore: Where to get bespoke beauty out of the box
* denotes name changed to protect the person’s identity SINGAPORE: When Jane* opened up to her secondary school counsellor about the cold wars and troubles she was having with some close friends, she was told that “life’s like that”. That was the then 14-year-old’s first session. “I felt ignored, like (school counselling is hopeless) even if I bring up my problems,” said Jane, now 17 and in her first year at junior college. She had been “mandated” to attend counselling because she was frequently late for class and did not submit homework on time. She recalled her form teacher telling her outside the classroom, in full view and within earshot of her classmates, that a session had been arranged to address her tardiness. “It brings the idea that those who aren’t faring well have some problems and need to see the counsellor, rather than (the idea that) people … want to see a counsellor because of personal reasons,” she said. After three compulsory sessions on her time ... » Learn More about ‘With school counsellors, it’s really hit-or-miss’: Behind the challenge of safeguarding student mental health