From a role model student to the last in class, Singapore today surpassed Japan to be the top coronavirus destination in Asia. The Ministry of Health reported 931 new cases, bringing the total to 13,624.
Government-hired trolls yesterday had but a brief respite when only 618 new cases were reported, and all of them are back posting prayers and well-wishes.
The Singapore government also announced the fourth temporary hospital at Changi Exhibition Centre, that it claimed will provide another 2,500 beds. This is after the state media reported the third temporary hospital at Tanjong Pagar Terminal, that is said to provide 15,000 beds.
In a state media CNA interview with Singapore’s “expert” Dale Fisher, the NUH director/WHO chair for coronavirus taskforce said isolation facilities are now at a choking point. The government is trying to offload as many hospital beds as possible, and the current capacity is only for 5,000 patients. Makeshift hospitals are now being set up in Tuas, Tanjong Pagar Terminal and Changi Exhibition Hall to accommodate 20,000 patients.
State media TodayOnline also reproted that Singapore is currently facing a severe hospital bed crunch, with terminally-ill patients now being given home hospice care instead of at the hospitals.