At present, the threat of COVID-19 is dying down again in the country, to control which the government has decided to implement the old measures again. Yes, infection with new variants of Covid-19 is spreading rapidly in some countries of South East Asia, due to which the government has decided to re-implement the old measures to control it.
Singapore’s Health Ministry is urging people to wear masks at the airport. Besides, thermal scanners will also be started to check fever. The main goal of the government is to control the germs causing Covid variants, flu, pneumonia and other respiratory diseases. These regulations have the potential to put pressure on the health care system.
Singapore’s Health Ministry took steps
Citing the important reason for the rapid spread of Covid-19 infection, Singapore’s Health Ministry said that there could be several reasons for the increase in these cases, including reduced immunity of the population and travel at the end of the year and during the festive season. This includes increased travel and community contact. Its website also states that cases infected with JN.1, a variant of BA.2.86, are currently responsible for more than 60% of the COVID-19 cases circulating in Singapore, while BA.2.86 and its variants have been identified by the World Health Organization (WHO). Classified as a variant of interest by the organization as of 21 November 2023.
People should postpone their journey
MOH said that at present there are no signs of any kind at the global or local level. That BA.2.86 or JN.1 is more infectious than other Covid variants or proves to cause any serious disease. On the other hand, the Indonesian Health Ministry has requested Indonesians to postpone their travel plans to areas where Covid-19 cases are increasing rapidly. In the last one week, almost double the cases of Covid infection have been reported in Malaysia. Thermal scanners have been re-installed by Indonesian authorities at several border crossings, including ferry terminals and Jakarta’s main international airport.
fear arising among people
There are many countries in South Asia where the implementation of these measures has created a situation of fear among the people. The public is highly sensitive to the risks of returning to these strict measures. Something similar was seen in Asia during the pandemic, which lasted much longer in these areas than in other parts. A similar tense crisis has come to our notice earlier this week, when Singapore’s Deputy Prime Minister Lawrence Wong told people on Facebook that misinformation is being spread on various networks, that the government will impose strict rules. Trying to restore.
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