1 . The Ministry of Health (MOH) and National Environment Agency (NEA) have been informed of a case of Zika virus infection. The patient is a 47-year-old female Malaysian who resides at Block 102 Aljunied Crescent and works in Singapore. As she had not travelled to Zika-affected areas recently, she was likely to have been infected in Singapore.
The Singapore Government will contribute US$100,000 as seed money to kickstart the Singapore Red Cross appeal for donations for Thailand, Cambodia and other countries in the region affected by recent floods.
President S R Nathan wrote to Haitian President René Préval today to convey his sympathies to the victims of the devastating earthquake that struck Haiti on Tuesday. (Text of President's letter is appended below.)
In support of the international community's humanitarian relief efforts for Haiti, the Singapore Government will make a contribution of US$50,000 through the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).
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39 members of the 42-member SCDF Lionheart Contingent has returned to Singapore today, 8 October 09 (Thursday) at 2.45pm in 2 RSAF C-130 aircrafts.
A 3-man SCDF medical team, comprising a Doctor and two Paramedics, were deployed to assist the SAF Medical Team at its medical facility in Rumah Sakit Umum Daerah Pariaman (Pariaman Hospital) since yesterday, 7 October 09. They will return to Singapore together with the SAF Medical Team upon the completion of their medical mission.
SCDF Lionheart Contingent Commences Search and Rescue Operations at Two Locations
1. The SCDF Operation Lionheart Contingent arrived at Minangkabau International Airport, 23km northwest of Padang, at 2130 hrs (Local Time) on 2 October 2009. The 42-member strong rescue contingent set up base camp in Padang, where they were briefed on the latest situation.
2. Following ground assessment done at several locations yesterday, the SCDF teams were deployed this morning, to carry out search and rescue operations at two locations.
At 0200hrs (Local Time) today, the local authorities announced the end of the rescue phase and that international assistance for search and rescue operations will no longer be required. The local Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) responders will continue with the recovery work. The SCDF contingent is standing by at the base camp, preparing for the contingent's departure and also for any ad hoc deployment. The contingent is planning for return to Singapore over the next few days.
COL N Subhas
Director, Public Affairs Department
Singapore Civil Defence Force
MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS PRESS STATEMENT
President S R Nathan and Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong wrote to Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono today to convey their sympathies to the victims of the devastating earthquake that struck Padang and West Sumatra yesterday evening.
The Singapore Government will provide US$50,000 worth of emergency relief supplies, including temporary shelters, blankets and medicines, to Indonesia.
MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS PRESS STATEMENT
The Singapore Government will contribute another US$50,000 as seed money to kickstart the Singapore Red Cross (SRC) joint appeal drive for donations for those countries in the region affected by Typhoon Ketsana, including Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos.
This is in addition to the US$20,000 contributed by the Singapore Government on 29 September 2009 to the SRC to kickstart its appeal for donations for those affected by the typhoon in the Philippines, and the US$30,000 worth of humanitarian relief supplies that have been despatched to the …
Singapore has confirmed six more cases of Influenza A (H1N1-2009), bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 27. To date, two more patients (8th and 16th cases) have been discharged, bringing the total number of discharged patients to 15. The remaining 12 patients (15th, 17th - 27th cases) are still in the hospital and their conditions remain stable.
The 22nd and 23rd Confirmed Cases
2. The 22nd case, a 6-year-old Australian male, and the 23rd case, a 7-year-old Australian female, are siblings in a family of five.
Singapore has confirmed three more cases of Influenza A (H1N1-2009), bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 21. To date, another patient (7th case) has been discharged, bringing the total number of discharged patients to 13. The remaining 8 patients (8th, 15th - 21st cases) are still in the hospital and their conditions remain stable.
The 19th Confirmed Case
2. The 19th case is a 21-year-old female Singapore Permanent Resident who is studying in Melbourne. She returned to Singapore from Melbourne on Singapore Airlines SQ238 on 9 June at 1615 hours. She was seated at row 46.
Singapore has confirmed two more cases of Influenza A (H1N1-2009), bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 17. These are imported cases with travel history to affected areas. The two patients have relatively mild symptoms and are in stable condition.
The 16th Confirmed Case
2. The 16th case is a 40-year-old male foreigner from India who is working in Singapore. He went to Melbourne on 31 May on a business trip and returned to Singapore on Singapore Airlines SQ238 at 1605hrs on 6 June. He was seated at row 45. On 7 Jun morning, he developed symptoms.
Singapore has confirmed its 10th and 11th cases of Influenza A (H1N1-2009). Both patients were on the same flight - Singapore Airlines SQ25 from New York via Frankfurt on 1 Jun - as the 7th confirmed case, a 30-year-old Australian male tourist who was seated at Row 54. The flight arrived in Singapore at 0618 hours on 1 June.
The 10th confirmed case
The patient is a 33-year-old Singaporean female who was in New York from 23 - 30 May. She was seated at row 19 on SQ25. She went home by taxi from the airport and developed symptoms later in the same morning.
- Singapore has confirmed its 9th case
of Influenza A (H1N1-2009). The patient is a 19-year-old Singaporean female
studying in USA who returned for the summer holidays. She arrived in Singapore
from New York via Tokyo on All Nippon Airways NH901 at 2340 hours on 28
May. She developed symptoms in the morning of 1 June, and a 993 ambulance
was called to send her to the Communicable Disease Centre at TTSH. She
was admitted to CDC in the afternoon of 1 June. Laboratory results confirmed
her infection at 2100 hours on 2 June.
- Singapore has confirmed its first case
of Influenza A (H1N1-2009). The patient is currently being treated at the
Communicable Disease Centre at Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH) and is in
2. The patient is a 22 year-old Singaporean female who was in New York from May 14- 24. She arrived back in Singapore from New York on SQ25 (Seated at Row 55) on 26 May at 06.30hrs. She began to develop a cough while onboard. She passed the thermal scanner uneventfully as she did not have fever then.
MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS PRESS STATEMENT
SINGAPORE'S CONTRIBUTIONS TO YEMEN IN RESPONSE TO AN APPEAL FOR INTERNATIONAL AID
Singapore will be contributing US$20,000 worth of emergency relief supplies to the Government of Yemen in response to the latter's call for international aid after the devastation caused by the recent flooding in Yemen's Hadramaut region.
- The Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) is
donating US$80,000 worth of humanitarian assistance and disaster relief
(HADR) package to Chengdu, China to support the People's Liberation Army's
2. Two full-loads of C-130 aircraft transported about 10 tonnes of HADR package, consisting of blankets, groundsheets, tents and medical supplies. The C-130s left Paya Lebar Air Base this morning at 0900 hours and are expected to arrive in China at 1600 hours.
The first batch of our Disaster Assistance and Rescue Team (DART) returned to Singapore via two Singapore Armed Forces C-130 military planes today after successfully completing their search-and-rescue mission at Sichuan. The remaining rescuers will return tomorrow. The DART contingent arrived in Sichuan on 16 May 2008 and had worked in Shifang City, one of the most affected regions in the quake.
Following the massive earthquake which struck Eastern Sichuan on 12 May 2008, Singapore, at China's request, will be deploying an overseas rescue contingent to Chengdu to assist the local authorities in their search and rescue efforts. The 55-member Disaster Assistance & Rescue Team (DART) contingent will be led by LTC Francis Ng How Juah, Commander of the 4th Civil Defence Division. The contingent will leave for Chengdu today.
MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS
Singapore's Ambassador to Myanmar Robert Chua today handed over to Myanmar authorities the first tranche of a S$100,000 humanitarian assistance package contributed by the Khoo Teck Puat Foundation. This will be followed by subsequent tranches over the next few days.
The earthquake and aftershocks in Sichuan and other parts of southwest China have caused extensive damage, injury and loss of lives. In response to an appeal for foreign aid, the Singapore Government will make a humanitarian contribution of US$200,000 to the PRC Government.