Prevention is better than cure: Some schools in Singapore have stepped up safety measures against Wuhan virus

With the increasing number of people infected by Wuhan virus in China and a few confirmed cases in other parts of the world, some schools in Singapore have stepped up its safety measures against the spread of Wuhan virus. As Chinese New year is approaching, many students and their families will be in and out of Singapore. Schools have therefore put up stringent protocol to observe upon entrance to the campus.

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Health check procedure will be done regularly in school. Temperature will be checked. Anyone having fever will be subjected for further questioning such as travel history within the last 14 days.

Aside from the strict health screening procedure, the schools have also keep track of their students’ and employees’ travel plans for the upcoming Chinese new year.

In addition, students and employees are encouraged to observe proper hygiene by washing their hands thoroughly and sanitizing the school environment. They will be advised to stay at home and rest shall they develop fever or are having cough and runny nose.

Though there is one recent confirmed case of a person infected by Wuhan virus in Singapore, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong in his interview with The Straits Times has suggested people not to panic. He says, “People can see that we are doing what we need to do, and we can go about our lives, take the precautions we need to, but no need to panic”.

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