Call to PAP Government to enforce quarantine measures to inbound persons from China

The Wuhan Virus situation in China is getting out of control, otherwise the Chinese Communist Party would not have locked down numerous cities, stopped trans-province public transport services and ban outward bound tour groups.

How does this affect us?

Our population is vastly different from 2003 when SARS hit our shores. In particular, our foreign population (including new citizens) have more than doubled since then.

A substantial proportion of these population originated from China. This Chinese New Year, many of them residing in Singapore have traveled to China during this period to visit family and friends back in China. When the holidays end, we will have thousands of people return from their China trips.

This is when the threat of Wuhan Corona virus gets really serious. According to various reports, many of the infected persons do not show obvious signs or symptoms at all. The conventional temperature monitoring system may not be effective at all in detecting potential infected individuals.

The only best way forward is to enforce quarantine orders on these inbound persons from China. This is especially important, because they will work and stay among us in offices, schools and HDB estates.

Their companies should be notified to give them no pay leave for the quarantine period. Quarantine measures should be put into actions, either for self-quarantine at home or otherwise.

We are actually running out of time if we do not act now. The rapid rise in the numbers of death and infected persons in China is an indicator that the problem is accelerating very fast.

I hope the PAP Government should act fast before this virus hit us hard and badly.


Goh Meng Seng

 

 

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33 Responses to “Call to PAP Government to enforce quarantine measures to inbound persons from China”

  • People have no data:

    It’s not just thousands coming here.
    Probably half a million.

    The gov keeps lots of data away from the public. People, oppo politicians and even PAP MPs do not have any good data to work things out.

    E.g., who knows how much is the Sg reserve?
    Even Presidents don’t know.

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  • Harder Truths:

    You would probably have a better chance of meeting Queen Elizabeth than seeing anything done about the China wave.

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  • Financially Speaking:

    A money first Economy that puts public safety last on it’s agenda. The Coronavirus is the last thing that the S’pore economic managers expect! This is the BLACK SWAN that has landed for 2020!

    S’pore’s economy can’t standstill without the entire mechanism toppling over. The high rental eco-system, the indebtedness of business operators & the need for revenues to keep the show on the road – these didn’t count on the Coronavirus throwing a monkey wrench into the meshing gears of an overworked economy that needs to operate 24/7 365 days simply to survive, pay the bills.

    It will be a Hobson’s choice to either put Public Safety or the need to turn the wheels of industry simply for GDP growth sake. Whatever the decision taken, one hopes it for the people, not $$$!

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  • Robin:

    A one party state is good said the regime. Even Thar Man agreed.

    Its useless MPs dare not to utter a word or Husband and Wife would be upset.

    It’s a forgone conclusion that more cases will appear.

    The obvious solution is to quarantine the returning PRC people. But one man regimen is complacent. No need to panic he said.

    If his family and MPs are infected hope they don’t panic.

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  • pap clown and $100m pa wife:

    People have no data:
    It’s not just thousands coming here.
    Probably half a million.

    The gov keeps lots of data away from the public. People, oppo politicians and even PAP MPs do not have any good data to work things out.

    E.g., who knows how much is the Sg reserve?
    Even Presidents don’t know.

    a simple question, such as how much is pap clown paying his own wife in temasick also cannot let 70% sheep.

    this means there is something wrong. this means there is hanky panky. this means the wage of pap clown wife is suspect. in a few words, this means there is theft.

    INTERNET says to the tune of S$100m per annum. as good as striking toto 1st prize 100 times every year. since there are 2 toto draws each week, 52 weeks in a year, it means pap clown wife strikes 100 out of 104 toto draws. ffff 96.2% of the year 1st prize toto.

    no wonder die die also like that.

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  • Re-Entry Screening:

    Those who will return from China after the Lunar New Year should have their blood tested for the virus on arrival before allowing them re-entry, even if they have been previously tested before embarkation. This is to make sure the test results are not faked. Those found positive should be quarantined and treated at their own expense, or be sent back on the next flight, except for Singaopreans. If any is found positive, all on board the flight will have to be tracked down.

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  • Robin:

    Let’s be frank.

    Singapore is a dictatorship all but in name.

    In a true democracy, even the ruling party’s MPs would have called for a quarantine for the returning PRC hordes.

    In a true democracy, the Medical Association, Law Society and other influential people would have said the same thing.

    Not only is it the right thing to do but they also know viruses are no respecter of persons.

    If you think I’m overreacting by saying SG is a dictatorship I’d be glad to be proven wrong. Hahaha.

    Even the ruling party Ministers and MPs are timid ( only brave when it comes to fixing the opposition via POFMA ).

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  • Robin:

    Schools should be closed for two weeks as a precautionary measure as in HK.

    Returning PRC people should be quarantined as well as SG people who visited China and other countries with cases.

    If the outbreak here becomes serious, the blame lies squarely with the PAP government.

    Then I don’t want to hear excuses.

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  • Robin:

    @Financially Speaking

    You’re absolutely spot on.

    In Shanghai, after 9 pm the commuter trains are already quite empty I noticed.

    But in SG, our MRT is still packed even after 11pm.

    Yes it’s all about money with this regime. Even Chingay you need to pay to watch. I know it is free if you watch by the roadside but since they perform only for the money paying spectators they simply breeze past. This is why I’ve boycotted Chingay.

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  • You Die Your Own Business:

    What do they know, other than money?

    They are not frontline workers, don’t use the MRT, would they care?

    These millionaire blurfuks are probably waiting for others to copy rather than to do the right thing or stick their necks out.

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  • Leihiongkum:

    Those never strike lotteries one better beware.

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  • UniQ:

    If PAP is not banning these Chinese Tourists into Singapore, they should first get all Chinese Tourists to visit the Istana and the Parliament House on the first day tour location.

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  • Is MOH ready ?:

    Hope the Chingay Parade this Sat, 31 Jan 20 is cancelled due to high volume of PRC people expected to attend. High risk of virus spreading, since China announced that there could be virus carriers who are still in incubation period and not realising they are already infected. My guess is good as yours.

    I don’t trust PM’s message – “Don’t get panic”

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  • Everybody wear mask:

    Everybody wear mask everywhere everytime , and good time to commit crimes also.

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  • @ Robin:

    @ If the outbreak here becomes serious, the blame lies squarely with the PAP government.
    Then I don’t want to hear excuses.

    Well said. But if they give excuses and that being a norm, make sure you step forward publicly in person and f*** them.

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  • Please lah do something quick:

    One prc woman in mrt coughing n sneezing..nose red..still no tissue or mask on! Like she purposely wanted to spread her germs

    Everyone seated nearby all was silent..i was seated some distance away…train not crowded..commuters moved away from her later.
    Very sickening!
    Gov plse send ppl to their workplaces n stress the importance of good personal hygiene.

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  • New Virus Identified - Beware!:

    It is called “Harder Truths Anti China Virus”. Don’t get infected!

    All his comments are anti China in all China/PRC related topics. I pity such person because China is ever growing more powerful that she is going take over from USA as the number 1 nation on earth and people like Harder Truths just getting more irritated and unhappy day by day.

    Please focus more on PAP wrong doings, fight for people well beings especially in employment, health cost and other living costs.

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  • Chendol:

    Whever say no need worry can go to

    Ground zero to help out.

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  • DavidNeo&IreneVanessa:Morons:

    but this is chinapore.

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  • Nothing wrong:

    @@@ New Virus Identified – Beware!:

    If China own people also anti and defect to other countries.

    If China rich are migrating elsewhere.

    If CCP high officials family members are in others countries.

    If HK people also anti china.

    If Taiwan also anti China.

    Nothing wrong.

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  • China good at foreign policy ?:

    China should just compensate to the rest of the world.

    She always like to bring up the old sayings 以德服人. CCP also said this several times. This is the time to show how China can embrace the world.

    But instead she keep mum.
    Is tbis your chinese culture of 以德服人 ?
    Or is the saying just a show 作秀 ?

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  • Asd:

    Cannot la open policy leh

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  • Extra extra:

    【独家】这个消息非常重要:日本明天将把新型冠状病毒肺炎指定为“政府指定传染病”,将“可以强制病人住院”,直到痊愈;厚生劳动省刚才对我说,根据日本《传染病法》,医疗费将由政府负担,对象包括日本人,“外国人医疗费也由日本政府负担,不论是什么签证”。详情明天28日正式公布。

    So sg gov dont u dare to charge …..

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  • Harder Truths:

    I have heard that the government may be passing a law banning the virus from coming to $G or else the virus will face prosecution in our court. Please help crowdfund the virus and Mr Ravi can represent it in court.

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  • Sojoürner of Truth:

    Remember, organisms like bacteria and viruses are NOT subject to man made laws, regulations, and “civil liberties.” If they were, we could get Minister Gan Kim Yong to invoke POFMA, with heavy fine, imprisonment or both as the penalty to the virus if its found here.

    Sorry to sound paranoid, but I am just putting out there what I think many are legitimately afraid of. The PROPER MEDICAL protocol is to quarantine people during the asymptomatic incubation period. If we allow this disease to spread, it will wipe out huge segments of the economy that’s already in the doldrums. Imagine what it will do to the restaurant industry, the tourism industry, travel industry, rental properties, etc etc etc.

    This is not about politics or hysteria. The point of the quarantine is two-fold: first, to protect the public from unintended exposure; and second, to minimize negative ripple effects in our economy and society caused when higher-risk individuals potentially travel through densely populated areas, thereby leading to business and school closures and lost economic activity when people stay home.

    The important point is that and calling for meaningful quarantining falls within the range of reasonableness.

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  • justanothercitizen:

    New Virus Identified - Beware!:
    It is called “Harder Truths Anti China Virus”. Don’t get infected!

    All his comments are anti China in all China/PRC related topics. I pity such person because China is ever growing more powerful that she is going take over from USA as the number 1 nation on earth and people like Harder Truths just getting more irritated and unhappy day by day.

    Please focus more on PAP wrong doings, fight for people well beings especially in employment, health cost and other living costs.

    You are either a Wumao or from a different universe or very ignorant!

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  • Agreed:

    Good Idea.
    Someone should start a petition fast.
    Time is running out.

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  • REGIME CHANGE is the solution:

    If the Government screws up again and allows the situation to get worse then it is another compelling reason for regime change.

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  • Mobile App to Track Visitors:

    Schools should be closed for two weeks as a precautionary measure as in HK.

    Returning PRC people should be quarantined as well as SG people who visited China and other countries with cases.

    Yes, agreed, if the outbreak here becomes serious, the blame lies squarely with the PAP government.

    We should quickly come up with a mobile app (since mobile phone is ubiquitous) to allow visitors (or returning citizens) to self report their status over a period of 14 days upon entering Singapore. Since the Wuhan virus may not show symptoms during the incubation period, it will certainly help if every visitors take the responsibility to monitor themselves and report their health status (and crowded places they have been to in Singapore).

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  • How about ?:

    @ Agreed

    How about you ?

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  • oxygen:

    WHY NO QUARANTINE? Very simple, NOT ENOUGH ACCOMMODATION to hold those coming in every day from Ah Tiong Land.

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  • injustice:

    PRC citizens who work as child care or teachers in singapore who came back from China during the CNY holidays are given 14 days leave of absence to quarantine themselves.
    Here is the problem: they are told to stay at home and not somewhere designated by the govt.
    Some of these people share rented rooms in HDB estates.
    So do they then pose health risk to the other occupants of the flat especially their room-mates in a room?
    If in the event they caught the virus, the others in teh flats are doomed!

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  • nizhemoshou:

    should count also the reported 10k or so Wuhan residents who took flight to SG to escape the lockdown of the city by their govt. They are potential high risk spreaders .
    Big countries like China can afford to lockdown an affected city or two and still be ok but not our tiny red dot . If tiny red dot have to lockdown, it is done for . So Wouldnt do any good for pap if they put money and not SGs interest lst.

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