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Neyla Zannia

HOME issues statement on Zika virus and alarming number of construction site deaths in Singapore

The Humanitarian Organization for Migration Economics (HOME) issued a statement on Zika virus infection that is happening in Singapore and construction site deaths. Recent news about the outbreak of the Zika virus and the death of yet another construction worker in a work-related accident points to poor living conditions and serious lapses affecting the safety of workers on construction sites. …

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Governments state number of Zika-infected citizens in Singapore

The Ministry of Health (MOH) in its press release on Wednesday (31 August) had announced that another 33 people were diagnosed with Zika virus infection as of today (31 August) making the total number of cases to 115. Following MOH’s announcement, various governments have came out to state the numbers of their nationals who worked in Singapore and infected by …

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First case of Zika virus infection confirmed in Malaysia

Health Minister Subramaniam Sathasivam confirmed at a press conference on Thursday (1 September) that a woman living in Malaysia has been tested positive for the virus following a three-day visit to neighbouring Singapore on 19 August, making it the first confirmed case of Zika-infection for Malaysia. The 58-year-old woman is a financial consultant working in Kelana Jaya, Selangor. She visited Singapore …

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Former police officer pleads guilty to taking $35,000 in bribes to help alleged molester avoid being charged

A 29-year-old policeman, Staff Sergeant Woo Poh Liang admitted to receiving $35,000 in bribes to help a 45-year-old man Filipino Angelo Salvador Beltran avoid being charged for insulting the modesty of a woman.by taking upskirt videos at Jurong East MRT station on 22 May 2014. Woo was an investigation officer at Clementi Police Division who joined the Singapore Police Force (SPF) …

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HSA issues public alert on health products that led to four hospitalisation for serious conditions

The Health Sciences Authority (HSA) issues a public alert to members of the public for them not to purchase or consume three health products bought in Malaysia that were tested to contain several undeclared western medicinal ingredients, including a potent steroid and several prescription-only medicines. The three health products are listed below. Earlier in 2005, HSA had warned consumers against purchasing …

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MOH: FAQ on Zika and Pregnancy

The Ministry of Health (MOH) and the Clinical Advisory Group (CAG) on Zika and Pregnancy advise all pregnant women in Singapore with symptoms of Zika (fever and rash and other symptoms such as red eyes or joint pain), as well as those (with or without symptoms) with male partners who are Zika-positive, to be tested for Zika virus infection, regardless …

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Commuters furious as CCL experience delay in train service for 4 days in a row

At around 5.30 am today (1 September) SMRT tweeted that due to intermittent signalling issue, commuters would need additional travel time on Circle Line (CCL). This time it did not mention how long it would be and it does not say whether there was any free shuttle bus available. [CCL] Due to intermittent signalling issue, pleasecater for additional travel time …

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MOH : 33 more people diagnosed with Zika virus infection

The Ministry of Health (MOH) in its press release on Wednesday, announced that another 33 people were diagnosed with Zika virus infection as of today (31 August) making the total number of cases to 115. It also identified a potential cluster of Zika virus infection at the Bedok North Avenue 3 area. Among these 33 people, a pregnant woman living in …

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