In a desperate attempt to inflate the discharged figures and reopen the economy, Singapore’s ruling party dictatorship came out with a fake study claiming that COVID-19 patients are no longer infectious after 11 days:
“After 11 days of getting sick, Covid-19 patients no longer pose a risk of spreading the disease – which means they can be safely discharged. After 11 days of getting sick, Covid-19 patients no longer pose a risk of spreading the disease – which means they can be safely discharged.”
Professor Leo Yee Sin, executive director of the NCID, said the study is robust and it is safe to generalise to the entire patient population:
“Scientifically, I’m very confident that there is enough evidence that the person is no longer infectious after 11 days.”
No international medical authority or foreign government accept Singapore’s “11 day” ruling. The World Health Organisation did not commission the Singapore research.
The Singapore Ministry of Health said they are going to consider the “new evidence” and discharge more COVID-19 patients, even for those coughing or with severe conditions:
“Should MOH accept the evidence from the paper and adopt a time-based discharge, more than 80 per cent of patients could go home after 11 days of illness. The rest might need longer clinical care because of more severe illness. But they, too, would no longer be infectious after 11 days and no longer require isolation.”
The Singapore Ministry of Health however had made several blunders during the coronavirus outbreak. In February, the ministry said there is no need to wear a face mask. It is then forced to reverse its position in April after infection hits 1,000.
There are now over 30,000 cases in Singapore, with daily infection around 600 making it the largest active cluster country in Asia.