Emergency Video System to Let Callers Livestream Incidents to Operators
The Emergency Video System allows callers to livestream an incident to help operators in triaging and enable frontliners to prepare and make informed decisions.
by: The Beat Asia
May 20, 2022
In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, Singapore is battling another enemy — dengue. About 8,000 dengue cases were reported in just four and a half months, beyond the total of 5,582 dengue cases in 2021.
“The number of dengue cases reported this year has climbed to over 8,000 already — way above the 5,582 cases for the whole of last year! This is worrying as we have yet to enter the traditional dengue peak season of June to October,” Desmond Tan, Minister of State for Sustainability and the Environment, said on an Instagram post.
The National Environment Agency (NEA) said the number of reported dengue cases every week has been rising. Last week alone, there were 1,323 reported cases.
“As of 17 May 2022, there are 300 active dengue clusters, with 68 dengue clusters with red colour alert (i.e., cluster with 10 or more cases). Dengue virus serotype 3 (DENV-3) has been detected in 57 of the 68 dengue clusters with red colour alert.”
Subscribe to The Beat's newsletter to receive compelling, curated content straight to your inbox! You can also create an account with us for free to start bookmarking articles for later reading.