SAF making thousands of calls a day to contact trace, check stay-home compliance as COVID-19 fight hits ‘critical juncture’

SAF making thousands of calls a day to contact trace, check stay-home compliance as COVID-19 fight hits ‘critical juncture’

SINGAPORE: The Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) is making between 1,000 to 2,000 calls a day to help contact trace and check compliance with stay-home notices as the Government ramps up measures to tackle COVID-19. The daily operation, which started on Jan 28 with calls to travellers from Hubei province, involves more than 1,300 servicemen and non-uniformed personnel. […]
US records 700 coronavirus deaths in a single day for first time

US records 700 coronavirus deaths in a single day for first time

WASHINGTON: The US government raced to build hundreds of makeshift hospitals to ease the strain on overwhelmed healthcare systems as the United States marked 700 deaths in a single day from COVID-19 for the first time on Tuesday (Mar 31). That is the equivalent of a...
US coronavirus death toll rises past 3,000 on deadliest day

US coronavirus death toll rises past 3,000 on deadliest day

NEW YORK: The US death toll from the coronavirus pandemic climbed past 3,000 on Monday (Mar 30), the deadliest day yet in the country’s mounting crisis, while New York cheered the arrival of a gleaming 1,000-bed US Navy hospital ship as a sign of hope in the...