As countries scramble to contain the Coronavirus, health experts have warned that the United States remains woefully unprepared for an outbreak.
Previously, Indonesia’s claim of being virus-free had raised several eyebrows as doubts persisted over the country’s effectiveness in monitoring and testing suspected cases.
“How can they expect normal citizens to contribute to eliminating the potential risk of person-to-person spread if hospitals are waiting to charge us $3,270 for a simple blood test and a nasal swab?”
Deputy Health Minister, Iraj Harirchi, on Monday (Feb 24) denied covering up the scale of the outbreak. He appeared in physical discomfort as he spoke to reporters.
‘it’s easier to dam a river than it is to silence the voice of the people’
The votes were overwhelmingly in favor of “YES” which garnered over 3,000 votes versus 282 “NO” votes.
The increase in tourist numbers from mainland China is reflective of the increase in China’s outbound tourist numbers of 45.6% between 2013 and 2017, to 143 million
The petition was started by Anatasha Abdullah on Jan. 26, the day when Singapore’s Ministry of Health (MOH) confirmed the fourth case of Wuhan virus.
Singapore is classified by EIU as a ‘flawed democracy’, albeit barely; a score below 6 places a country in the ‘hybrid regime’ category.