Singapore also has the 4th highest no. of active cases in Asia and the 2nd highest no. of cases per million people.
Because of guidelines that alcohol-based sanitizers can be used as a hygienic measure against the virus, some have wrongly concluded that drinking high-proof alcohol could kill the disease.
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.
President Trump has threatened Iraq with sanctions and a bill for billions of dollars if American troops are forced to withdraw from the nation