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Old 27-04-2020, 04:07 PM   #1
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Ho Ching says SG preparing mass testing for whole population !!

Temasek CEO Says S$800 Million Earmarked for Coronavirus Fight

(Bloomberg) --*Singapore’s*Temasek Holdings Pte*plans to spend more than S$800 million ($563 million) on efforts to combat the spread of Covid-19, according to Chief Executive Officer*Ho Ching.

In a Facebook*post*last week, Ho, who is also the wife of Singapore’s Prime Minister*Lee Hsien Loong, said the board of Temasek last month approved S$500 million of its community fund to be redirected toward coronavirus response efforts, on top of the S$50 million set aside in February.

In addition, S$250 million of the S$1 billion earmarked to fund R&D efforts around Temasek’s long-term investment themes has been directed to Covid-related “therapeutics and vaccines research and development,” she said.

Singapore is*preparing*to roll out mass testing for its 5.7 million-strong population. While the city-state was lauded in the early days of the pandemic for using contact tracing to identify people deemed likely to have been infected, persistent outbreaks in foreign-worker dorms and the broader population have resulted in a continued lock down and mandatory mask wearing.

“We would probably prioritize those working in the essential services first before expanding to the public,” Ho said, referring to mass testing.

In another Facebook post on Sunday, she called upon manufacturers selling blood prick antibody tests to provide more performance data.

Ho also said work was being done with private hospitals in Singapore to test people who don’t meet the current criteria in exchange for a fee that would be refunded if their results came back positive.

“We probably can do this at scale starting mid to end May,” she said.

The virus has taken a substantial toll on the value of Temasek’s net assets, with public and private company valuations tumbling in recent months. The state investment firm is also*backstopping*a multibillion-dollar capital raising for*Singapore Airlines Ltd.
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can dont test ma?

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How come this kind of news 总理夫人can announce one? She’s not a government official or member of cabinet also.
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Old 27-04-2020, 04:10 PM   #4
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Take the money give every singaporean $100 to buy mask better
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Old 27-04-2020, 04:10 PM   #5
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it was reported on Taiwan news. i thought I heard wrongly initially
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Old 27-04-2020, 04:11 PM   #6
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diff stages of test

so normal ppl do which stage?
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Antigen test the fastest way to mass test!!!!!
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Orh hor! Can charge her under osa?
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Old 27-04-2020, 04:12 PM   #10
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Stupid strategy... just need one false negative to fark everything up...
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how to test everyone

you need to restrict movement or quarantine all who have been tested .. or unless you can do it all in 1 day

if A goes for testing on day 1 return negative

day 2 A meets B who is infected .. now infects A ..

then how ? A now can go on to infect others just like another "B"
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it was reported on Taiwan news. i thought I heard wrongly initially

and i was wondering how come TW has latest news than Sg news station
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How come this kind of news 总理夫人can announce one? She’s not a government official or member of cabinet also.
ya lor...who is she to announce all these
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How come oversea news know faster than local news?
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Why not. They can even pofma her salary. Nothing new

How come this kind of news 总理夫人can announce one? She’s not a government official or member of cabinet also.
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