Home Briefs: 911 screened for hepatitis C, no new cases

911 screened for hep C, no new cases

Another four patients have been screened for hepatitis C, with no new cases found.

As of 1pm yesterday, a total of 911 patients have been screened, said the Singapore General Hospital (SGH). The patients screened had stayed at Wards 64A and 67 of SGH between January and September this year.

So far, 860 patients tested negative and 3 positive, as announced earlier. There are 48 test results pending. As for staff, 316 have been screened and all the results were negative.

6 weeks' jail for women who hit taxi driver

Two women who assaulted a taxi driver were each sentenced to six weeks' jail yesterday.

Stall assistant Li Li, 40, had punched cabby Shah Kamariza Raja Abdul Razak on the face and body multiple times, while beautician Fan Xiling, 34, kicked the 36-year-old's thigh in Toa Payoh North on March 14 this year.

Fan had refused to pay the taxi fare of $15 after the cabby told her she could not smoke in his taxi. The two women later attacked him.

New Zealand air force chief visits Singapore

The Chief of the Royal New Zealand Air Force, Air Vice-Marshal (AVM) Michael Yardley, called on Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen at the Ministry of Defence yesterday morning as part of his introductory visit to Singapore. AVM Yardley also called on the Chief of Defence Force Major-General Perry Lim and Chief of Air Force Maj-Gen Hoo Cher Mou.

Mindef said AVM Yardley's visit underscores the close and long-standing defence relations between Singapore and New Zealand.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 13, 2015, with the headline 'Home Briefs: 911 screened for hep C, no new cases'. Print Edition | Subscribe