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. ST PHOTO: KELVIN CHNG
New: Gift this subscriber-only story to your friends and family

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.

Already a subscriber? 

Read the full story and more at $9.90/month

Get exclusive reports and insights with more than 500 subscriber-only articles every month

Unlock these benefits

  • All subscriber-only content on ST app and straitstimes.com

  • Easy access any time via ST app on 1 mobile device

  • E-paper with 2-week archive so you won't miss out on content that matters to you

Join ST's Telegram channel and get the latest breaking news delivered to you.