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As world panics over the coronavirus, can Singapore come together?

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A resident walks past posters informing residents of the mask collection points and timings at Toa Payoh Central Zone 4 RC on February 1, 2020.

Each Singapore household will receive four surgical face masks, National Development Minister Lawrence Wong said on Thursday (Jan 30), amid worries over the Wuhan coronavirus and long queues for masks at retailers across the island.The masks – a pack of four sealed in a bag – will be made available progressively at 89 Community Centres (CCs) and 654 Residents' Committee (RC) centres.
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SINGAPORE - Even as the economic fallout from the coronavirus epidemic deepens, a severe toll could be exacted on individuals and society. And while the Government will roll out measures to help those in need, Singaporeans must play their part.

In Parliament on Monday (Feb 3), members lauded those who went the extra mile - from National Centre for Infectious Diseases director of nursing Margaret Soon, who cancelled a family trip during the festive period, to residents supplying volunteers with food and drink, and a former grassroots leader - a double amputee - who volunteered to distribute masks.

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