By Nigel Li 李澤霖On Feb. 7, Singapore’s government raised the city-state’s Disease Outbreak Response System Condition (DORSCON) level from “yellow” to “orange.”As COVID-19 spreads through the Singaporean populace, the government has heightened measures according to the raised DORSCON level. However, when the alert level was first raised, Singaporeans responded by flocking to the supermarkets, emptying the shelves of toilet paper, rice, canned foods and other staples. The Singaporeans’ response highlights some ways that people think that are concerning. When the virus was only beginning to raise alarm bells, the government announced that it would distribute masks to households (four per family). Interestingly, when a DBS bank employee was discovered to have contracted the virus, the whole floor of the office building was evacuated.
Source: Taipei Times February 18, 2020 16:07 UTC