Many local COVID-19 cases due to 'socially irresponsible' behaviour of a few: Health Minister
By Ian Cheng
By Ang Hwee Min
10 Mar 2020 07:04PM
(Updated: 10 Mar 2020 07:14PM)

SINGAPORE: Many locally transmitted COVID-19 cases in Singapore "were the result of the socially irresponsible actions of a few individuals" who continued to attend events and activities despite being unwell, said Health Minister Gan Kim Yong on Tuesday (Mar 10).

To curb the spread of the coronavirus in Singapore, members of the public should avoid social contact and see a doctor early if unwell, Mr Gan said at a press conference.

About 35 out of the 160 confirmed cases in Singapore so far did not minimise social contact although they had already developed fever or respiratory symptoms, or had not consulted a doctor early when unwell...