Daily Archives: 2016-08-28

Summary of the Coroner’s findings on the death of Benjamin Lim

On 18 August 2016, the State Coroner Marvin Bay released his findings that the death of Benjamin Lim, a 14-year-old boy was a deliberate act of suicide and ruled out any foul play. He pointed out that it is“very likely a combination of factors were at play” which resulted in the fatal act. Lim, a secondary-three student from North View …

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41 confirmed cases of locally-transmitted Zika by MOH and NEA

The Ministry of Health (MOH) has confirmed 41 cases of locally-transmitted Zika in a joint press conference on Sunday with the National Environment Agency (NEA). All of 41 are residents or workers in the Aljunied Crescent and Sims Drive area. They include 36 foreign construction workers. In the press conference today, MOH shared that 124 people (of which are 118 …

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NEA states that air quality will improve on Saturday

The National Environment Agency reported in its Press Release that the Pollution Standards Index (PSI) has decreased from Very Unhealthy yesterday to Moderate to Unhealthy range at 6 pm on Saturday (27 August), and the 1-hr PM2.5 was 21-46 µg/m3, in Band I (Normal). NEA states that the air quality improved as less dense haze from central Sumatra was being blown …

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Syria barrel bomb attack last Thursday

“On Thursday, 25 August, 11 children and four women were killed in a barrel bomb attack on the Bab al-Nayrab neighbourhood in the south of Aleppo city,” the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights Monitor reported. The Observatory also said rebels fired mortar rounds into regime-held areas in western Aleppo; eight people were killed, including two children. Rescue workers and residents …

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MOH and NEA informed of Singapore’s first Zika virus infection

The Ministry of Health (MOH) and National Environment Agency (NEA) have been informed of a case of Zika virus infection and three other suspect cases have preliminarily tested positive based on their urine samples, pending further confirmation tests. The infected patient is a 47-year-old female Malaysian who resides at Block 102 Aljunied Crescent and works in Singapore. As she had …

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