29 Aug '16, 9am

Responses of residents living at Sims Drive more alarming than news of the Zika outbreak. #zika #outbreak #singapore

Singapore has recorded 41 new cases of Zika infections ever since the first individual was diagnosed some weeks ago. The papers say that the 47 year-old Malaysian woman who contracted the dissease did not make any overseas trips, which can only mean that she was infected locally by a mosquito in Singapore. If that wasn’t already very frightening, wait till you read the responses of the woman’s neighbours. An employee of the drinks stall at Y2000 Eating House, who wanted to be known only as Mdm Chen, told Channel NewsAsia she was not worried about being infected as she would only meet the Malaysian woman at the end of her daytime shift. When informed that transmission takes place via mosquito bites, the 68-year-old remained unconcerned, repeating in Mandarin that “nothing will happen”. Others told CNA news reporters that they wouldn’t be home most of the time during the day...

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