Tag Archives: COVID 19

Circuit breaker Day 05

Our hospital like others were not designed to handle major pandemic like COVID 19. This will be posed for a design change after this pandemic end. In Singapore, we made use of every gross floor area (GFA) that we have in the building. Can we really have the extra empty space available for pandemic during peace time? It might be possible now that we undergoes this pandemic.

We were more prepare after SARS with more public hospitals and better facilities. But we were still overwhelm as the infection rate is faster than the design capacity. Facilities Management (FM) move very fast to provide innovative ideas to meet the requirements. We have build rapport with our regular vendors over the past years and they are ready to assist us to provide feasible solutions accordingly to our requirements.

During the public holidays and weekends, we continue to offer our support from home as required. If needed, we will also go back to the hospital site. Commitment and team work are very important during emergency crisis like this.

The streets and neighbourhood were more quiet as more people listen to the government advisory to curb the spread.

Empty Street
Kampung Admiralty

Please stay at home and wear a mask when you need to go out.

Circuit Breaker Day 04

We need everyone to adhere to the advisory of trying to stay indoor as much as possible. You may still go out to perform the essential tasks. Only 1 person from the family should be going out to buy food or purchase stuffs at the supermarket. 

Everyone need to play their part if they want the circuit breaker to be lifted on 04 May 2020. At this point of time, it is still difficult to tell as the cases are still spiking.

The government had make the unprecedented move to allow foreign workers to stay in army camp. They had put aside the camp security to resolve the immediate health concern for these workers whom are part of the essential service providers in Singapore.

The rest of the Singapore Residents need to play their part. Healthcare staffs are already working beyond their working hours to ensure we keep the COVID 19 within control. It is our national duty to keep SINGAPORE safe no matter what job position we hold in the hospital. We do not think about the credit but to solve the immediate issue that is disrupting the livelihood.

I like to remind everyone to be socially responsible and play your roles in this epidemic embracing SINGAPORE and the rest of the world.

CIRCUIT Breaker Day 03

We have enter the third day and overwhelm by 287 cases. There is a need to relook at our dormitory design and stop packing so many people within a room. The government must play an active role to reduce the levy and costing so that business owner can provide better living conditions for their workers.

It was another busy day at the hospital as we need to manage the operations and ensure everything run as per normal. There is a concern as spare part lead time are taking longer due to the lock down of various countries.

We treat ourselves to McDonald after half day of hard work. The crowd was thin as I arrive before lunch time to purchase the food. I am wondering when I can come back with my lunch kaki to sit down for a meal.

Yishun Safra McDonald

[Sent by Gov.sg – 9 Apr]

COVID-19: Advisory on Exercise during Circuit Breaker period

💪 Stay healthy and continue exercising to keep up your immunity

🤸‍♀ But only exercise alone or with household members
Do not exercise with others, not even family in other households

Exercise in open-air stadiums or public parks, but keep at least 1 metre apart from others 🏃‍♀↔️🏃

💻 Or stay active at home thru online exercise classes

🚫 All sports and recreation facilities will be closed (eg. public or private condo gyms, pools, courts)
🏟 15 open-air ActiveSG stadiums remain open

🚫 All group sports and physical exercise, such as group training and one-on-one coaching, must cease

Check out how crowded a park is: https://safedistparks.nparks.gov.sg/

More: go.gov.sg/circuitbreaker-active

ICU Refresher course for covid 19

Ground-up initiative to rapidly train healthcare workers with minimal ICU experience to assist ICU-trained teams in this COVID19 pandemic situation. This should not replace formal training.

Project Equip is a Critical Care Refresher Course developed by SGH Department of Respiratory and Critical Medicine with support from the Departments of Renal Medicine and Anaesthesiology.

Extract from SGH on LinkedIn

It is great for healthcare Engineers to know what are colleagues are going through in the ICU.

Circuit breaker day 01

Today is the start of the Singapore Circuit Breaker to fight the Covid-19. For the first time in my life, I am seeing all eating outlets accepting takeaway only. This is unprecedented and hope that this epidemic do not come back again.

Secondary school students took their last lesson at schools before it close until 04 May 2020. The students will begin their home based learning tomorrow.

It had also disrupted and affect the livelihood of a lot of Singaporean’s. Non-essential companies need to close and employees need to take their own leave. There are also worst case where they are laid off as their bosses are unable to sustain the business.

The government had to draw on their reserve in order to ensure their livelihood are protected during these rough times. This will allow them to keep their jobs and business can sustain during the Covid 19.

Singapore covid 19 circuit breaker

I WILL NEVER forget….. 3rd April, 2020. This had impacted so many Singapore residents life’s as the epidemic went out of control.

At 4pm on 3rd April 2020, the Prime Minister announced closure of most workplaces, home-based learning to begin (all schools closed) and Singaporeans to stay at home as much as possible and avoid socialising with anyone outside of their family. This is call a circuit breaker.

For about a month and a half we have been taking children’s temperatures at school when they arrive and then again before lunch. We also restricted any gatherings at school to less than 40 people meaning staff meetings were split and lunchtimes were split for children. Any children with a temperature, cough or who were unwell at all were sent home immediately.

People are required to stay 1m away from others when out. Shops have tape on the ground to indicate distance when queuing.
Limited number of people allowed inside some stores.

CANCELLED!

  • Concerts
  • tours
  • festivals
  • entertainment events
  • Weddings
  • family celebrations
  • holiday gatherings
  • even funerals

Mosque are closed. We will have begin our Ramadan without a mosque.
No masses, churches are closed.

Panic buying has set in a couple of times. It can be hard to get toilet paper, disinfecting supplies, paper towels, canned food, pasta, hand sanitizer.

No delivery slots available for online groceries.
Daily Whatsapp update on new cases, clusters, recoveries and deaths.
People returning to Singapore put in hotels to self isolate for 14 days.
People wearing masks and gloves outside.

Worldwide…
There are over 1,000,000 cases of Covid-19 and over 54,000 deaths so far! This is in just 3 months.
Borders are closed
People can not travel
Airlines are going bust
‘Social distancing’ had become a new term
Entire sports seasons cancelled.
Olympics postponed to 2021.
Shortage of ventilators for the critically ill in many parts of the world. Refrigerated trucks for the dead outside hospitals in the USA, Italy, Spain, China, and more.
Manufacturers, distilleries and other businesses switch their lines to help make visors, masks, hand sanitizer and PPE.
Fights in supermarkets over toilet paper.

This is the Novel Coronavirus (Covid-19) Pandemic, WHO declared March 11th, 2020.

Be thankful. Be grateful.
Be kind to each other – love one another – support everyone. ♥️

Coronavirus fact

The Coronavirus is spreading and affecting people lives worldwide. People are panicking and snapping up surgical face mask in the retail stores. Let’s look at the Coronavirus fact and how it might infect you.

Coronavirus Fact

We should stay calm and adhere to the local authority advisory in your country of residence.