Neyla Zannia

SCDF deployed in response to gas leak at 3 Jalan Samulun

Singapore Civil Defence Force(SCDF) had earlier announced on its Facebook page that it was called for assistance to a gas leak incident at 9.20 am today (4 September). It deployed 3 fire engines, 4 Hazardous Materials (HazMat) appliances, 3 ambulances, and 2 support vehicles. SCDF had traced the leak to a one-tonne cylinder of chlorine housed within an indoor storage …

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TWC2 : Foreign workers need better housing conditions

Local Non-Government Organisation, Transient Workers Count Too (TWC2) has written an article to highlight the issue of poor housing conditions for the foreign workers in light of the numbers of workers mentioned as confirmed cases of Zika infection at Sims Drive. One of the most striking facts coming out of the currently ongoing Zika virus outbreak in Singapore is that …

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Mobile network to be shut down at four stations for CCL testing

Mobile networks for Circle Line (CCL) will be momentarily shut down for the investigation of the intermittent signalling issues that have plagued the line for the entire week. At around 6.45 pm, SMRT tweeted that it is holding tests. Therefore, commuters would not be able to access their mobile phones at four stations from 7 to 9 pm. The stations …

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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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