Hospitals in the Philippines have been overwhelmed by COVID-19
A total of 5000 cases were reported in the Philippines in just one day.
Healthcare workers wrote to President Duterte:
In his address to them, Mr Duterte said:
Healthcare remained intact in Singapore
- The number of isolation beds we have increased from approximately 550 in January this year to close to 1,500 as of 2 May 2020.
In the same period, the National Centre for Infectious Diseases (“NCID”) increased its negative pressure isolation beds capacity from 100 to more than 500.
In his ministerial statement, Gan Kim Yong, Minister of Health, addressed Parliament.
Even after all the fear-mongering, more than 3 weeks have passed since polls closed on 10 July and no one has been infected with COVID-19.
It is important to give credit where credit is due. All of them deserve praise for their efforts.
All measures have already been implemented. As we move forward, it will be up to you and I whether we are able to beat COVID-19.
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- MINISTERIAL STATEMENT BY MR GAN KIM YONG, MINISTER FOR HEALTH, AT PARLIAMENT, ON THE SECOND UPDATE ON WHOLE-OF-GOVERNMENT RESPONSE TO COVID-19, 4 MAY 2020