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Closure of Ion Orchard for cleaning

Ion Orchard will be closed for four days for cleaning and disinfecting works. A few workers were found to be infected. [LINK]

I do not agree with this measure. It is an over reaction. The workers can be isolated. The spread of the virus should be small. The infection is also likely to be mild.

We have to consider the impact on the business in the mall. Many small businesses will be badly affected. They will suffer more losses.

Already, these businesses are struggling. This additional restriction will cause them further losses, and could be fatal.

Will the infection spread, if the mall is not closed? It may, but the impact is likely to be small.

Why cause so much economic damage, just to be extremely safe?

We need to weigh the risk and benefits. We should not take restriction measures just to be “super safe” when they do not really help much to deal with the spread of the virus.

 

Tan Kin Lian

 

 

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16 Responses to “Closure of Ion Orchard for cleaning”

  • We base on believing:

    Even if its cleaned totally,
    The re-opening introduce contaminants again.

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  • MarBowling:

    Tan Golden Chain,

    You THINK that World Class Minister Ong YK has the balls and guts to CLOSE Ion Orchard! This drastic move must have been ORDERED by his Big Boss. Folks cum VOTERS whose business have suffered severely because of his Holee action will REMEMBER his Holee DEED in the next GE. They will do the Needful: show the PAPigs and this Seo Gan Ong the Middle Finger! He still THINKS he has PeeM material! Holee Joke.

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  • Singaporeans R Free Riders:

    My goodness, now TKL is a sanitary officer… wow..

    Since you love China way, why not you fcuk back to China.

    Good riddance to you.

    GE2024.PAP.Guarantee.Win.HuatAgain
    Majullah $PAP$ $PAP$ Huat$

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  • 治标不治本:

    Don’t ban all flights from high risk countries leave a gap for infections enter Singapore.

    Ai ai sad sad. No guts

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  • Klim:

    Like that keep chasing a shadow better go jump!

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  • Klim:

    For heaven sake,just put the lady navy officer in charge of the handling of covid spread! she got guts! Really.

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  • Why U Siding Business Owners?:

    TKL, you have the same brain with the PAP. All about GDP.

    Let the Business Owners go bust. They take care of foreigners giving them jobs because its cheaper. Locals you die your business.

    Where is their Corporate Responsibility of taking care of own people ? All of them can go get farked. I have stopped buying things from Singapore business.

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  • mike:

    Dear @ TKL

    Heard leaking from fuel rods inside a reactor in Taishan.

    Is CCP going to cover up or a pending melt down to a nuclear disaster KIV which is approx 135km to HK.

    https://www.arabnews.com/node/1877021/world

    Hey 50c, please fake news this!

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  • Danary wolf:

    Bad news for ccp = good news for this individual?

    mike:
    Dear @ TKL

    Heard leaking from fuel rods inside a reactor in Taishan.

    Is CCP going to cover up or a pending melt down to a nuclear disaster KIV which is approx 135km to HK.

    https://www.arabnews.com/node/1877021/world

    Hey 50c, please fake news this!

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  • garment loves to hear:

    //I do not agree with this measure. It is an over reaction.//

    how leh ?? why such a reaction from garment people ?? maybe they know something more (with all data and information) than the rest of us ?? the reason why such precaution and reaction lar ???

    //We have to consider the impact on the business in the mall. Many small businesses will be badly affected. They will suffer more losses.//

    aiyoh ?? convid998 wants people, businesses & industries to suffer and feel the pain lar ?? you think garment likes to over-react meh ? when businesses and employment suffer, people will kpkb and you think garment loves to hear the kpkb meh ???

    look at all the other countries, why many garments in the world are having here and there lockdowns on and off ?? they also know businesses suffer and jobs can be lost, but why they (even advanced nations) still do it also lar (lockdowns & restrictions) ??

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  • mike:

    You also 50c?

    Cannot tahan bad news?

    Danary wolf: Bad news for ccp = good news for this individual?

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  • More Questions:

    Who pays for the cleaning of the mall? The owner or the tax-payers? Hopefully, it is not the tax-payers since it is strictly a commercial and private enterprise.

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  • Soccerbetting2:

    Reported on Straits Times :Quote-”Covid-19 cluster at Bukit Merah View food centre grows to 39 cases

    Fourteen more people were added to the Bukit Merah View food centre cluster on June 16, bringing the total number of cases in the cluster to 39.ST PHOTO: TIMOTHY DAVID
    Tay Hong Yi
    PUBLISHED5 HOURS AGO…
    SINGAPORE – There were 14 more people added to the Bukit Merah View food centre cluster on Wednesday night (June 16), most of whom are foodstall workers there or their household contacts, said the Ministry of Health (MOH).

    This brings the total number of cases in the cluster to 39.

    The 14 new cases in the cluster form the bulk of the 16 linked cases that were announced on Wednesday.

    There were also three unlinked cases and five imported cases confirmed on Tuesday, for a total of 24 new cases.

    Linked cases in the cluster include a 12-year-old Singaporean who is a student at CHIJ St Theresa’s Convent who was last in school on May 18. She is a family member and household contact of a hawker at Telok Blangah Drive food centre who tested positive on Monday.

    She was tested for Covid-19 the same day during quarantine and developed a fever, cough and runny nose. Her test result came back positive for Covid-19 infection on Tuesday. Her serology test result is negative, indicating that the infection is likely to be a recent one.

    The ministry had said on Tuesday that Bukit Merah View Market and Food Centre will be closed until June 26 for deep cleaning, and to break the chain of transmission.

    Telok Blangah Drive food centre has also been closed for deep cleaning and disinfection from Wednesday till Friday.

    A hawker there who tested positive for the virus on Monday was discovered to be a family member and household contact of three cases linked to the Bukit Merah View food centre cluster on Wednesday. All three have already been in quarantine since Monday.

    The 24 confirmed cases as at Wednesday take Singapore’s total to 62,339, said the ministry.

    The 16 linked cases consist of 10 cases that have already been placed on quarantine and six that were detected through surveillance.

    The three unlinked cases include an 85-year-old female Singaporean who is a retiree. She developed a fever on Saturday, but did not seek medical treatment until Tuesday, when she went to a general practitioner. There, she was administered both an antigen rapid test (ART) and a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test.

    She was immediately isolated when her ART result came back positive the same day. Her PCR test result also came back positive for Covid-19 infection on Tuesday. Her serology test result is pending….”Unquote.

    Response : You all never ask both Amy Khor Lean Suan and Lily Neo those woman MP to come out to demostrate how to clean and disinfect hawker centre ,else cleaners don’t know how to do cleaning the right way !Lily Neo is a doctor perfectly trained to clean and disinfect and shouldn’t just ckean hawker centre during election time,right ?

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  • Happy days:

    So after 14 days or so coldvid will find another cluster again it seems?

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  • #08-193 Huang Ba Dan Always:

    Not surprised, ION got heavy traffic.

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  • @M I K E:

    You telling half truth again. Too scared of the other half, is it?
    There is a French operator of that nuclear site. The French operator reports to the US government.

    Let’s repeat that.

    A French operator who reports to the US government is running the China nuclear site.

    Something damn fishy going on …

    mike:
    Dear @ TKL

    Heard leaking from fuel rods inside a reactor in Taishan.

    Is CCP going to cover up or a pending melt down to a nuclear disaster KIV which is approx 135km to HK.

    https://www.arabnews.com/node/1877021/world

    Hey 50c, please fake news this!

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