Friday, May 01, 2009
As of 30 April 09, there are no human cases of Mexican swine flu in Singapore. There have been 22 cases in total referred for further medical assessment. Of the 22 cases, 19 cases have been tested negative for Influenza A. 2 tested positive for usual circulating seasonal strains of Influenza A and 1 is pending laboratory investigations. (Reference: Ministry of Health)
In addition, we have received advise from Management as part of precautionary measurement , there will be no visitations and/or external visits till further notice as part of precautionary measurement.
We will provide updates via email. We seek to have your understanding and co-operation.
Please contact Rimei for further information.
In the meantime, while we are at Home during the service break, we can brainstorm on issues and/or ideas as to how to re-connect with SILRA residents once we resumed our services. In addition, you may wish to keep your blog entries coming in for publication. Keep the ideas flowing.
Joy Gathering Volunteer Group
Please be informed that as of 30th April 09, there are no human cases of swine flu in Singapore. (Reference: Ministry of Health).
However, it will be good for us as volunteers to be responsible, vigilant and prepared in the current situation. As of now, we have yet to receive management information on the cessation of volunteer and/or visitation status. Once we received any information, we will keep you all updated on visitation status via email.
Please advise to us whether you will be visiting SILRA this coming Saturday, 2nd May. This will facilitate us to contact you should there be any cessation of volunteer service in abruptness.
Alternatively, please kindly contact Rimei for latest updates prior to your visitation to SILRA.
1. Prior to Service:
2. During Service:
ALL VOLUNTEERS are to take note with which resident you are interacting with and location (Information required in form)
3. After Service:
We would strongly advise you not to visit and come into contact with any of SILRA's residents if your answers to the following questions were “Yes”.
1. Do you have high fever (>38°C) or other symptoms such as cough,sore throat or runny nose within the last 21 days?
2. Have you travelled to swine influenza affected areas within the last 7 days?
3. Have you travelled to swine influenza affected areas within the last 14 days?
In the meantime, we recommend that ALL VOLUNTEERS to:-
* consume your Vitamin C regularly;
* Drink more water;
* observe higher level personal hygiene;
* in event that you develop symptoms, please wear surgical mask and seek medical consultation.
* FYI: Cases will be referred to the CDC for a thorough assessment. A dedicated ambulance service (tel 993) has been activated to convey such patients to CDC.
Let us continue to be responsible, vigilant and prepared.