Minister for Finance, Mr Tharman Shanmugaratnam, will deliver the Singapore Budget 2010 Speech in Parliament on 22 February 2010 at 3.30pm (GMT+8).
The Ministry of Health (MOH) has secured supplies from GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) for one million doses of its Influenza A (H1N1) vaccine. This is part of our phased and diversified approach in securing a sufficient quantity of the vaccine for our population. The GSK vaccines are expected for delivery by the end of this year. [Read more…]
The World Health Organisation has raised the pandemic alert phase for the outbreak of Mexican swine flu from Phase 4 to Phase 5, signaling that a pandemic is imminent. Even though there are no human cases of Mexican swine flu in Singapore as of 30 April 09, the Ministry of Health (MOH) has upgraded Singapore’s alert level from Yellow to Orange. This indicates that there is a real possibility that such cases may surface in Singapore and we must be prepared on all fronts to delay their spread to Singapore for as long as possible.
Members of the public are advised to postpone or avoid non-essential travel to Mexico. In the event that travel to Mexico is unavoidable, the public is advised to take precautionary measures such as avoiding crowded areas and maintaining high standards of personal hygiene at all times. [Read more…]