How Singapore is stemming the spread of the coronavirus

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong visiting the National Centre for Infectious Diseases on Friday.
Singapore Armed Forces servicemen packing face masks at Safti Military Institute on Friday in preparation for their distribution to households islandwide. PHOTO: REUTERS
Singapore Armed Forces servicemen packing face masks at Safti Military Institute on Friday in preparation for their distribution to households islandwide.
The flight crew of the chartered Scoot jet which flew to Wuhan to evacuate Singaporeans arriving at Changi Airport on Jan 30. PHOTO: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE
The flight crew of the chartered Scoot jet which flew to Wuhan to evacuate Singaporeans arriving at Changi Airport on Jan 30.
Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong visiting the National Centre for Infectious Diseases on Friday. ST PHOTO: JASON QUAH

A whole-of-government approach has seen decisive measures rolled out to stem the spread of the Wuhan coronavirus in Singapore

At 7am on the cold, wintry morning of Jan 30, a Singapore Scoot flight left Wuhan city in China.

On board the Boeing 787 to Singapore were 92 Singaporeans, the crew, and several Ministry of Foreign Affairs consular officers.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on February 02, 2020, with the headline 'Singapore well prepared to fight the Wuhan virus'. Print Edition | Subscribe