Covid-19 beyond containment, but Singapore's efforts will slow the spread: Harvard don

Temperature screening stations at NUH Medical Centre on Feb 24, 2020. Singapore now has 90 coronavirus cases.
Temperature screening stations at NUH Medical Centre on Feb 24, 2020. Singapore now has 90 coronavirus cases.ST PHOTO: KELVIN CHNG

SINGAPORE - The coronavirus outbreak has gone beyond the point of containment, said a Harvard don.

"I think the virus is already spreading rapidly and actively in many places," said Professor Marc Lipsitch, director of the Centre for Communicable Disease Dynamics at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

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