The good news resulting from COVID-19 circuit breaker

Something good resulted from the circuit breaker program – huge drop of flu, common cold, diarrhoea and conjunctivitis cases!

Usually there were around 2,500 to 3,000 people visiting the polyclinics every month for these ailments. Now it is fewer than 700 by the start of May!  What a significant drop!

This is really a good news.  This implies that if we continue to practise good hygiene, regular hand-washing with soap and water, do not go out when we are sick, take social distancing measures, the chances of us falling ill due to influenza, and many other respiratory infections can greatly be reduced! 

(Data published in The Straits Times dated May 13, 2020.)

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