OYK: S'pore has been weathering COVID-19 pandemic through a comprehensive approach & there is no need to tighten safe management measures for now

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Singapore has been weathering the COVID-19 pandemic through a comprehensive approach and there is no need to tighten safe management measures for now, said Health Minister Ong Ye Kung. Speaking in reply to Parliamentary questions on Tuesday (Jul 5), he said the current wave arrived slightly earlier but will not be as severe as the Omicron wave earlier this year. There are indications that it should be near the peak, or at the peak, he said. Mr Ong said the Government has been relying on its strategies of high vaccination and booster coverage, as well as ensuring that healthcare institutions and facilities are prepared to be able to ramp should there be increased admissions. About 60,000 seniors aged 60 and above have not taken their first booster or third shot, he said. As for those who have been infected, the second booster shot will be offered at least 28 days after their infection instead of the recommended 90 days.

 

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this morning, overheard my colleague saying the infection rate is around 5k?
so long never shoot up, we should be okay?
 

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so other than vaccination what has MOH done?

no more RRT in workplace, no more arrival tests and etc
 

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dont forget about reinfection and long covid issues
 

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this morning, overheard my colleague saying the infection rate is around 5k?
so long never shoot up, we should be okay?
zhun boh
i tot more than 10k liao according to news?
 

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tighten then not enough $$ for them liao..
 

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Singapore has been weathering the COVID-19 pandemic through a comprehensive approach and there is no need to tighten safe management measures for now, said Health Minister Ong Ye Kung


Finally, these people learn to speak more humbly and rationally. At least, this leaves a back door for a change of actions, if things got worse. In the past, they would have said "there is no need to tighten safe management measures". The great COVID makes even the giants go onto their knees.
 

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Singapore has been weathering the COVID-19 pandemic through a comprehensive approach and there is no need to tighten safe management measures for now, said Health Minister Ong Ye Kung


Finally, these people learn to speak more humbly and rationally. At least, this leaves a back door for a change of actions, if things got worse. In the past, they would have said "there is no need to tighten safe management measures". The great COVID makes even the giants go onto their knees.
while other countries like Thailand already removed almost every covid rules
 

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things are unpredictable.....infection can go up or down any time..
 

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200 patients in ICU and we start panic again.

Don't be arrogant and start preparing.
 

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tonight probably over 12,000 yo

Last Tuesday, the number of new Covid-19 cases crossed the 11,000 mark for the first time since March, and Ong said the Health Ministry is expected to report over 12,000 cases on Tuesday, a figure that is “near its peak”.


so other than vaccination what has MOH done?

no more RRT in workplace, no more arrival tests and etc

Two strategies to get through current COVID wave

The minister added that there are two strategies to get through this COVID wave. The first is to ensure high vaccination and booster coverage, so that as many people as possible are protected from severe illnesses if they are infected.

Ong said that there are about 60,000 senior citizens aged 60 and above who have not taken their first booster shot, down from about 70,000 a week ago.

With mobile vaccination teams set up making it more convenient for seniors to get their vaccinations, Ong said that 60 of such sites will be set up islandwide, up from the 50 announced last week.

The second strategy is to ensure healthcare institutions and facilities are prepared and ready to ramp up capacity if there are increased admissions.

Currently, COVID-19 treatment facilities that manage serious cases but do not need hospital care have about 1,300 beds, and are 25 per cent occupied.

"Our hospitals remain ready to ramp up dedicated ICU (intensive care unit) and isolation bed capacity, should there be an increase in the number of COVID-19 patients who require hospitalisation,” Ong said.

 

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Last Tuesday, the number of new Covid-19 cases crossed the 11,000 mark for the first time since March, and Ong said the Health Ministry is expected to report over 12,000 cases on Tuesday, a figure that is “near its peak”.




Two strategies to get through current COVID wave

The minister added that there are two strategies to get through this COVID wave. The first is to ensure high vaccination and booster coverage, so that as many people as possible are protected from severe illnesses if they are infected.

Ong said that there are about 60,000 senior citizens aged 60 and above who have not taken their first booster shot, down from about 70,000 a week ago.

With mobile vaccination teams set up making it more convenient for seniors to get their vaccinations, Ong said that 60 of such sites will be set up islandwide, up from the 50 announced last week.

The second strategy is to ensure healthcare institutions and facilities are prepared and ready to ramp up capacity if there are increased admissions.

Currently, COVID-19 treatment facilities that manage serious cases but do not need hospital care have about 1,300 beds, and are 25 per cent occupied.

"Our hospitals remain ready to ramp up dedicated ICU (intensive care unit) and isolation bed capacity, should there be an increase in the number of COVID-19 patients who require hospitalisation,” Ong said.

how come dont bring back workplace testings?
 
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