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Singapore Set Up A Series Of Field Hospitals After Recording Nearly 14,000 Ncov Infections


The Singapore Ministry of Health yesterday said that the number of Covid-19 cases in the country had reached 13,624 people as soon as 931 new cases were recorded. Currently, Singapore is the country with the highest prevalence of nCoV in Asia, despite only 5.7 million people. 

According to official statistics, the main cause of Singapore's SARS-CoV-2 outbreak could stem from dormitories for more than 300,000 migrant workers, mainly from South Asia. 

In the face of the emergency situation and currently the largest outbreak in Southeast Asia, a series of field hospitals have been urgently established by the national government. More than 10,000 of the patients, accounting for 80% of the total number of cases, were placed in isolation facilities for people with mild symptoms, mainly taking advantage of the convention centers. 

One of the completed temporary treatment areas is the Changi Exhibition Center - the site of the Singapore Air Show - the major aviation show of Asia. It is estimated that this field hospital can treat up to 4,000 patients, who are recovering or showing signs of a mild infection. 

Yesterday, the first patients, mainly immigrants from Bangladesh and India were taken to this field hospital for treatment. Each room can accommodate from 8 to 10 people, equipped with iron beds, drawers and fans. Blood pressure monitors and other medical devices are also provided to serve the medical examination process 3 times a day for patients. Meals will be delivered to their homes via intelligent robots as well as online services to minimize exposure.

Officials say a four-legged robot dog manufactured by Boston Dynamics is being tested at the field hospital, whose mission is to bring medication or temperature measurements to patients. The inside area of ​​the exhibition is expected to accommodate 2,700 patients, while the renovated outdoor area will have an additional 1,700 beds. 

The Tanjong Pagar Port has also been set up with white huts, with the number of foreign workers serving up to 15,000. Although local media reported such a case, the specific usage process of this area was not disclosed by the government. 

Currently, the number of infections is still increasing and at a high level, Singapore has recorded only 12 deaths from SARS-CoV-2 and currently has 24 people under active treatment. 


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