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Two individuals have died in Singapore after contracting the novel coronavirus — the primary fatalities within the city-state associated to the worldwide pandemic because the virus first emerged there weeks in the past.
The victims had been a 75-year-old girl and a 64-year-old man, in accordance with the Singapore Ministry of Health. They each died in an area hospital.
The girl, a Singapore citizen, contracted the virus on February 23. She had continual coronary heart illness and a historical past of hypertension.
The man, an Indonesian nationwide, additionally had a historical past of coronary heart illness. He was contaminated on March 14.
Gatherings canceled: Gatherings of 250 or extra individuals have been banned in Singapore till the tip of June to cease the virus from spreading, the Health Ministry introduced Friday.
For occasions with lower than 250 members, organizers are required to maintain individuals a minimum of 1 meter (3.Three ft) aside, in accordance with the report.
Restaurants and leisure venues can stay open, however a distance of a minimum of 1 meter have to be maintained between tables and between seats.
The authorities additionally urged employers to introduce measures to scale back shut bodily interactions between staff and facilitate telecommuting when potential.
It additionally positioned a heavy emphasis on private duty, saying:
Social duty is a vital think about slowing the transmission of the virus. We want all Singaporeans to play their half within the struggle towards COVID-19. Singaporeans ought to due to this fact uphold these secure distancing rules for their very own personal get-togethers, even when these are being carried out in smaller teams. This means lowering the frequency of such actions, and minimizing bodily contact with each other. Those who’re unwell, even with gentle flu-like signs, ought to see a health care provider and keep at house to stop spreading sickness to others. We should all do our half to guard ourselves, our household and mates, and the individuals round us.