19
March
2020
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17:50
Europe/Amsterdam

Without tough steps, S’pore might have 5,000 cases by now

Assoc Prof Alexander Cook, Vice-Dean (Research) at the NUS Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health noted that COVID-19 cases would have soared if Singapore had not initiated measures such as contact tracing and quarantines. He added that for COVID-19 to reach its peak when there is no vaccine available means that half the population, or about 2.9 million people would have been infected.