What is COVID-19?
COVID-19 is an infectious disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Transmission of the virus occurs primarily through the respiratory droplets of infected people.
What are the symptoms of COVID-19?
COVID-19 affects different people in different ways. While some people may not experience any symptoms at all, others may experience Acute Respiratory Infection (ARI) symptoms such as fever, cough, runny nose, sore throat, loss of taste or smell.
What should I do if I have COVID-19?
Medically vulnerable persons (i.e. seniors and those with chronic medical conditions) that have ARI symptoms, as well as persons with severe, prolonged or worsening ARI symptoms, should see a doctor. The updated advisory for persons who are at increased risk of severe COVID-19 can be found at this link.
Persons with mild ARI symptoms should stay at home until symptoms resolve.
If there is a need to go out while symptomatic, or if asymptomatic but tested positive for COVID-19, we should exercise social responsibility – minimise social interactions, wear a mask, avoid crowded places, do not visit vulnerable settings such as hospitals and nursing h
omes, and do not have contact with vulnerable persons, such as the elderly.
How do I protect myself against COVID-19?
Vaccination remains our first line of defence against COVID-19. Our high vaccination rates have been pivotal to enable us to weather successive waves of COVID-19 infections, build up our societal resilience, protect our healthcare system, and arrive at the endemic COVID-19 norm today.
Do I need to wear a mask?
While no longer required under the temporary COVID-19 regulations, the MOH will retain the practice of mask-wearing for visitors, staff and patients in healthcare and residential care settings, where there is interaction with patients and in indoor patient-facing areas.
You are encouraged to wear a mask outside your home especially if you are elderly or immuno-compromised, in crowded places, when visiting or interacting with vulnerable persons, or while you are unwell with symptoms of COVID-19 or other respiratory infections.
This annual event is hosted by the Society for Gynaecological Minimally Invasive Surgery Singapore (SGMIS) in conjunction with College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, Singapore and KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital. This Congress will be held from the 25th to 28th October 2023.Read More