Tuesday, June 30, 2009

H1N1 cases rise to 701 in Singapore

Posted: 30 June 2009 1951 hrs SINGAPORE: Singapore has confirmed 72 new H1N1 flu cases, bringing the tally to 701 so far. The Health Ministry says most cases are mild and to date, 281 patients have fully recovered and the rest are recuperating. Singaporeans should carry on with their usual activities whilst observing good personal hygiene at all times. If unwell, they should see a doctor, stay away from work, school or crowded places, and rest at home. Investigations are on-going for the 72 new cases. Of the 64 cases investigated on Tuesday, there were 42 local cases and 22 imported ones. Of the latest cases investigated, the largest number of new cases were linked to the Republic Polytechnic, bringing the total number of cases there to 77. Over 1,900 second- and third-year students have signed an online petition calling on the polytechnic to suspend classes, not just for first-year students but for them as well. The polytechnic said it understands the students' concerns and has also received feedback from them through internal channels although it has not received any petition formally. The school added that it is monitoring the situation closely and is prepared to take additional measures if required to safeguard the well-being of staff and students. Another three new H1N1 cases were found linked to an orientation camp at the National University of Singapore, bringing the number of cases in that cluster to seven. Clementi Camp had two new cases raising the total there to 55, while there was one new case each from the Raffles Institution Boarding School, Butter Factory, Maju Camp and Pulau Tekong Camp clusters. Wah liew.... 701 liao... Soon it will hit 1000! Stay healthy, people!

Monday, June 29, 2009

Help for Little Charmaine - Ex footballers helping hand !

I posted this before and our ex footballers also helped out! Ex-football heroes play in charity match to raise money for sick girl By Satish Cheney, Channel NewsAsia | Posted: 28 June 2009 2322 hrs Charmaine at Day 3 after operation SINGAPORE: They were heroes during the glory days of the Malaysia Cup in the 1990s. But for four-year-old Charmaine Lim, they are more than just that. Malaysia Cup legends including Rafi Ali, Fandi Ahmad, Abbas Saad, Malek Awab came together on Sunday to host a charity game to save the life of Charmaine, who is suffering from a deadly form of cancer. The cause to save her life also moved the MediaCorp All-Stars to play against the former 'Dream Team' to raise money - through ticket sales - for Charmaine's medical fund. The former Dream Team beat the MediaCorp All-Stars team 11-5 in the match. Charmaine has been diagnosed with stage four Neuroblastoma, a debilitating cancer that occurs in children and has been given a 10% chance of survival by her doctors in Singapore. But hope exists for the spirited little girl. A new trial drug called 3F8, available in the United States, has been known to dramatically increase survival rates by up to five times. The trial drug is being administered at the Memorial Sloane-Kettering Cancer Centre in New York, considered the world's premiere centre for treating children with Neuroblastoma. With this treatment, Charmaine could have a 50% chance to live. But it comes with a hefty S$500,000 price tag - not a small sum for Charmaine's mum who is a single mother with two children. The footballer legends and the MediaCorp All Stars managed to raise S$30,000 in ticket sales and S$10,000 via donation boxes. Former national footballer Rafi Ali, who came up with the idea of the charity football match, said: "Tell Charmaine she's not fighting the monster alone because we're all here fighting with her." Others have stepped forward to help as well. The staff and management of ladies' spa Subtle Senses came forward as volunteers to collect donations at the charity event. The company also donated S$5,000. Other organisations that have come forward to help include Coca-Cola and Bengawan Solo. For more info on how you can help, please visit this website: http://ourfeistyprincess.com/ - CNA/ir Help out however you can ! Thank you ! =)

Sunday, June 28, 2009

So excited! I watched Transformer today!! It was a great show!!~ Thank you to Wei Kang, and of cos his girlfriend, because she cant make it and i become the "part time girlfriend" Oops! =P So happy! By the way i got some stuff, selling off at http://hwshoppingspree.blogspot.com/ at $1 !!~ Please take a look~ *Link is also at my blog*

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Friday, June 26, 2009

Pop icon Michael Jackson dead at 50

Posted: 26 June 2009 1142 hr LOS ANGELES : Michael Jackson died after suffering a cardiac arrest, officials confirmed, sending shockwaves around the entertainment world as stunned stars and fans mourned the loss of the tortured music icon known as the "King of Pop." Los Angeles County Coroner's office spokesman Lieutenant Fred Corral told CNN that Jackson, 50, was pronounced dead at 2:26 pm (2126 GMT) local time, roughly two hours after paramedics were first called to the star's home. "I can tell you at this time that we were notified by West Los Angeles Police Department detectives that Mr Jackson was transported... to the hospital, and upon admitting, he was unresponsive and was pronounced dead at approximately 2:26 this afternoon," Corral told CNN. Corral said an autopsy would "most likely" be carried out on Friday but would not speculate on the exact cause of death. "Everything is still ongoing. We will be responding to the hospital to move Mr Jackson to our facility where he will be examined to determine the cause of death," Corral said. "As far as I'm aware, we were notified by LAPD detectives that Mr Jackson was brought in by paramedics to the hospital in full cardiac arrest and then he was later pronounced dead. National and local television networks showed hundreds of media and onlookers gathered at UCLA Medical Center, while CNN showed police motorcycle riders surrounding Jackson's rented mansion as crowds of tourists and fans gathered, snapping photographs of the property's wrought iron gates. Lana Brown, a 49-year-old tourist from Dallas, broke down in tears as she digested the news. "Right today I can't believe we might have lost the best entertainer this world has ever seen," she told AFP. CNN reported that several of Jackson's siblings had gathered at the hospital. Jackson's death came as the singer prepared to make a keenly anticipated concert comeback in London, his first series of shows in more than a decade and the first since his 2005 acquittal on child molestation charges. However those concerts -- billed as the "final curtain" -- were thrown into doubt after Jackson pushed back the opening dates last month. Organizers of the concerts at the time stressed the delay was not linked to Jackson's health. When asked about Jackson's physical condition, Randy Phillips of concert backers AEG Live said: "I would trade my body for his tomorrow. He's in fantastic shape." While Jackson reigned as the "King of Pop" in the 1980s, his once-stellar career was overshadowed by his colorful public behavior, his startling physical transformation and multiple allegations of child abuse. Jackson lived as a virtual recluse following his 2005 acquittal on charges including child molestation and plotting to kidnap his young accuser. Despite his acquittal, the trial was a body blow from which the pop music superstar struggled to recover. Four years later, Jackson was still worshipped by fans for revolutionizing music, dance and music videos at the peak of his success. The attention however paid to him in recent years was less flattering, focusing on apparent cosmetic surgery -- which he denies -- his baby dangling antics and a decade of swirling child abuse allegations. Born on August 29, 1958, Jackson made his show business debut with four of his older brothers in the Jackson Five pop group, and went on to lead the stage clan with a piping soprano and dazzling dance moves. By 1969, the group had signed a contract with Motown Records, becoming one of the last great acts to emerge from the legendary label. The Jacksons produced seven platinum singles for Motown, selling over a million, and three multi-platinum albums, selling more than two million. They moved to CBS's Epic Records in 1976. Despite the early success, Jackson was to recall those years as unhappy and lonely ones. Eventually the family act broke up, as Jackson went solo. In 1979, Quincy Jones produced Jackson's first solo album for Epic, "Off the Wall," a huge disco-oriented success that sold 10 million copies. They teamed up again in 1982 for what would be Jackson's breakthrough album as a composer and co-producer, "Thriller," which became the top-selling album of all time, with sales exceeding 41 million. Jones reacted with shock after being informed of Jackson's death Thursday. "I'm absolutely devastated at this news," he said. "I just don't have the words. Divinity brought our souls together and allowed us to do what we could do through the '80s," Jones said. "To this day that music is played in every corner of the world, and the reason is because he had it all -- talent, grace, and professionalism. I've lost my little brother today and part of my soul has gone with him." - AFP This morning when my brother told me about a unconfirmed report that he's dead, i thought he was joking! As the time passes, and Channel News Asia starts reporting that its true.... Although not a die hard fan.. but i can still feel the sadness... =( R. I. P. Michael Jackson Farewell, King of Pop!
One test finish... Praying can pass, good enough! =D Its getting closer and closer to exams (Aug). The pressure is piling up.... But still i shall relax a bit for now. Introduce a nice song Title : 寶貝 by 張懸 我的寶貝 寶貝 給你一點甜甜,讓你今夜都好眠 我的小鬼 小鬼 逗逗你的眉眼,讓你喜歡這世界 嘩啦啦啦啦啦我的寶貝,倦的時候有個人陪 唉呀呀呀呀呀我的寶貝,要你知道你最美 我的寶貝 寶貝 給你一點甜甜,讓你今夜很好眠 我的小鬼 小鬼 捏捏你的小臉,讓你喜歡整個明天 嘩啦啦啦啦啦 我的寶貝 倦的時候有個人陪 唉呀呀呀呀呀 我的寶貝 要你知道你最美 嘩啦啦啦啦啦 我的寶貝 孤單時有人把你想念 唉呀呀呀呀呀 我的寶貝 要你知道你最美 Its bringing grandma to NUH, and Project on sat... Am still waiting for someone to see if she wants to go watch Transformer 2 with me... Hmmm... hmmm....

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

The wonders of make up..

Got this from an email.. Wooo.... Woo woo..... Woo Woo Woo~ *Faint* Haha! Smile, people... Life is already very tough! Back to my notes... Got a test tomorrow, im still blogging... =x

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Fate, where are you now ?

More singles leaving it to chance to find their other half By Melanie Yip, 938 LIVE | Posted: 23 June 2009 2135 hrs SINGAPORE: More singles in Singapore are leaving it to fate to help find their other half, according to a recent survey conducted by local dating agency Lunch Actually. While singles in Singapore cited more traditional methods of relying on peers or having family and relatives keep a lookout for that special someone, more have decided not to rush into things, and leaving it to chance. In a survey conducted by the agency in 2005, only eight per cent said they left it to fate to decide who they will meet. This group has grown since. Now, 14 per cent of singles surveyed said they do not mind leaving it to fate to find that someone who shares the same values and interests. Lunch Actually's co-founder, Violet Lim, attributes this mindset change to media influence. She said: "(This is due to) the movies that we watch, the books that we read. So we feel that it is only right that we meet someone by chance, as opposed to taking a more proactive approach to meeting someone. "And because so many people are hoping to meet someone by chance, the probability of that happening is very low. So as a result, why many are still single is because they have not met anyone that they want to be involved with." The same survey also found that single men and women in Singapore have different dating expectations. For example, almost 60 per cent of women say they are open to dating younger men. Half of the male respondents say they are not against dating older women. In terms of assessing their partners on educational qualification, about 40 per cent of female respondents say they will not date men with lower educational levels, while more than 70 per cent of men say they are fine dating women with higher qualifications. Men are also more receptive to dating women who earn more than them. Three-quarters of the women polled say they will not date men who are shorter than them. - 938 LIVE/yb My usual story when i tell my friends... " I was at school, then i suddenly bump into a girl, her book drop onto the ground.. i helped her to picked it up... She also bend down to pick up.... Then while coming up, we banged into each other head... *our eyes matched each other* and then..... [ Fate ] comes in.. " I need a new storyline....... LoL By the way, there are more and more people getting infected by H1N1... My advice is : Keep yourself clean, wash your body, wash your hand too ! This song is so useful now.... haha !

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Was at home, studying for next Thurs test and doing project.. and every time about 3 plus to 4pm, the setting sun will shine into my room.. Close the curtain, i sweat like hell... Open the curtain, the sun set will shine onto my face.... So i took break ! =P 3 more days !

Science Centre Trip 20 June 09

It was a fun and educational day. Was with 2 friends, to Science Centre for the Da Vinci exhibition. After going there,all i can say, he is a super genius! Sorry, camera and usage of phone was restricted in the exhibition.(so no pictures) If you really want to know, please get ready 15 bucks to go in. = ) Anyway, the science centre is always a place i love to visit ! Many things to learn, and try out~ A drum that beats, to your heart beat.. The amazing phone that allows me to talk to pretty girl.. The 2 pretty ladies who took photo with me... =P And of course, my motivation till end of year 2009........................ Haha ! Rest of the pictures are on my facebook. I am going to sleep, tml got to wake u early to do projects.... Work hard, Hong Wei !!

Friday, June 19, 2009

Haze may return to Singapore By Desmond Wong, Channel NewsAsia | Posted: 19 June 2009 1711 hrs SINGAPORE: Drier conditions as a result of possible El Nino effects later this year could see the haze returning to Singapore. The best way for Singapore to mitigate this danger is to work with its partners in Indonesia, said Environment and Water Resources Minister Yaacob Ibrahim. He said: "This year, for example, we're a bit worried, because there are indications...you could see El Nino coming back. El Nino conditions are drier than usual, and that is a cause for concern for us because the haze situation could worsen." Singapore has been working with Indonesia's Jambi province to reduce slash-and-burn activities by farmers there. The minister also said that the sharing of information and co-operation across governments is critical to avoid disrupting events like the Formula One (F1) race as the dry season heats up. Dr Yaacob said: "The dry season is starting now - July, August, September. If you look back at 1997 and 2006...September, October...was really the peak. I do not know if that will happen, but if it does, it will affect our (hosting of) F1. So there are many things we should be concerned about and we have informed the Indonesians that they have to do something about it." The minister was speaking at the opening of the Sea to Space building, home of the Centre for Remote Imaging, Sensing and Processing or CRISP. The National Environment Agency (NEA) is on its guard against the increase of forest fires in Indonesia, and CRISP will be lending the abilities of its new GeoEye ground station to help NEA monitor hot spots. - CNA/ir This explains my sore throat.. LoL.. Today is company off day, so we got an off day, and we had a little gathering.. a nice lunch with colleagues, and ex colleagues. Let's meet up again soon! Tomorrow, science centre! =P

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Just my luck.. Bejeweled is down!! cannot play.. =( Let me introduce a nice song to my readers.. Lucky - Jason Mraz featuring Colbie Caillat We Sing, We Dance, We Steal Things Do you hear me, I'm talking to you Across the water across the deep blue ocean Under the open sky oh my, baby I'm trying Boy I hear you in my dreams I feel your whisper across the sea I keep you with me in my heart You make it easier when life gets hard I'm lucky I'm in love with my best friend Lucky to have been where I have been Lucky to be coming home again Oooohhhhoohhhhohhooohhooohhooohoooh They don't know how long it takes Waiting for a love like this Every time we say goodbye I wish we had one more kiss I'll wait for you I promise you, I will I'm lucky I'm in love with my best friend Lucky to have been where I have been Lucky to be coming home again I'm lucky we're in love in every way Lucky to have stayed where we have stayed Lucky to be coming home someday And so I'm sailing through the sea To an island where we'll meet You'll hear the music, feel the air I'll put a flower in your hair Though the breezes through trees Move so pretty you're all I see As the world keeps spinning round You hold me right here right now I'm lucky I'm in love with my best friend Lucky to have been where I have been Lucky to be coming home again I'm lucky we're in love in every way Lucky to have stayed where we have stayed Lucky to be coming home someday Ooohh ooooh oooh oooh ooh ooh ooh ooh Ooooh ooooh oooh oooh ooh ooh ooh ooh **** **** My friend is saying this shall be his 'march-in song'. Haha! another wedding dinner ~ Let me know if this song is nice? Am so tired this few days, tomorrow got class.. One more working day to go ! Friday is company off day, therefore its Hong Wei's off day too! =P Off to "handsome sleep"... Good night, all!

Monday, June 15, 2009

My dear brother, Vincent Tan wedding ! It was also a gathering for classmate, and schoolmates.. I know my table was fun... LoL The ''thank you'' gift... I also want to get married... Muahahahahha....

Sunday, June 14, 2009

I saw this in twitter... I saw this in HardwareZone Forum.... It's so sad to see a 4 year old suffering like that... Help, if you can. If not, spread the news ! http://ourfeistyprincess.com Feisty Char needs bullets to fight! 加油! Little Charmaine !~

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Great Soh Hong Wei Shopping at Jurong Point.... ALONE..

Thank you to the "A sisters".. Apple and April.. Thank you for giving me this offer! = D Photobucket Meet up with another "A" friend for breakfast today.. *My dear friends cum colleague, able to guess the person?* PRIZE : one cup of 20cents KOPI from vending machine! LoL After the breakfast, i went over to Jurong Point.. shopping!! but........ A.L.O.N.E Dvds from TS Photobucket Food ! ! Photobucket Photobucket Personal Photobucket Photobucket Plus some other "personal" things, not to be disclosed over the web... LoL

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Thank you to Sieh Hiin, i heard this song before, but never know the title... let's dance to TGIF !! *yo ah yo* Supper with friend tomorrow night, Breakfast with another friend on Sat, and classmate's wedding dinner on Sunday night.. Hong Wei's fully booked! LoL

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Last Tues, i was not able to finish my purchase at Tiong Bahru Plaza kopitiam, using their kopi tiam card.... Auntie : " hey boss, your card not enough money lehhh... " Me : " alamak ! because i 钱不够用 laaa~ " -____- " Usually July is means ''increment'' but this time around......sigh... =( This does not look good.. Economists expect Singapore economy to shrink 6.5% this year Source : http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/singaporelocalnews/view/435017/1/.html By Asha Popatlal, Channel NewsAsia | Posted: 10 June 2009 1306 hrs

SINGAPORE - Economists polled by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) now expect the domestic economy to shrink 6.5 per cent this year. This is worse than the 4.9 per cent contraction predicted in the previous survey in March. But the headline number is still at the more optimistic end of the government's forecast of a 6 to 9 per cent contraction. The 19 economists and analysts who took part in the latest quarterly survey also expect a jobless rate of 4.2 per cent by the end of the year, according to the survey released on Wednesday. This is slightly better than the 4.4 per cent unemployment rate forecast in March. Job cycles usually lag 2 to 3 quarters behind the economic cycle but economists are optimistic that the job situation will improve by year end. Economists said the worst may well be over for the Singapore economy, after the economy shrank 10.1 per cent on year in the first quarter. And the low base effect may well see the numbers improving from here on. "By the end of this year, we could see year-on-year gains in GDP. I think there is a chance that when we get the final 2009 data, it will be better than minus 6," said Robert Prior-Wandesforde, senior Asian economist at HSBC. The survey said the construction industry is set to grow about 16 per cent this year, compared with last year. But the median forecast is for manufacturing to decline 14 per cent on year and for financial services to shrink 4.1 per cent. "Some of the key data we should keep an eye on is exports and industrial production numbers. These two numbers will have very strong implications on the manufacturing sector," commented Irvin Seah, economist at DBS Bank. "I think the big turnaround from here will be in the industrial sector, the manufacturing sectors of the economy which will be lifted by an improvement in trade. We have seen the bottom of the industrial cycle and that in turn means we have seen the bottom of the economic cycle. So industry will begin to recover and then finally, services after that," said Prior-Wandesforde. The survey of 19 economists also reinforced recent views that the economic recovery is expected to gain traction from the second half of this year. According to preliminary predictions, GDP will grow 4.2 per cent in 2010, higher than the 3.3 per cent prognosis made in the March survey. DBS thinks the better numbers could result in consumer inflation rising to 1.5 per cent next year. The survey also expects the consumer price index for 2009 to fall 0.5 per cent, compared with expectations for a 0.2 per cent rise reported in the March survey. On the Singapore dollar, the economists expect the US dollar to fetch S$1.466 at the end of the year, compared with S$1.560 forecast in the previous survey. - CNA/ir/ls

Monday, June 8, 2009

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Went to Bugis area, Guan Yin Temple.. It was really crowded, and with a pasar malam going on there.... Full of people... The legend and why we celebrate "Dumpling Festival". Dinner was settled at Raffles City. Looks like Dian Xiao Er and Din Tai Fung, however food was nice, especially the "Duck"... Guess the late night programme ? oops ! =)

Friday, June 5, 2009

This is still the mystery of the week.. where did the plane go to ?? Source : http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world/view/434048/1/.html

Air France crash mystery deepens Posted: 05 June 2009 1648 hrs

FERNANDO DE NORONHA, Brazil : The mystery surrounding the crash of an Air France plane off the coast of Brazil deepened after Brazilian officials said items they had pulled from the sea were not in fact debris from the downed Airbus. The search by ships for wreckage from Air France flight AF 477, which came down early Monday as it was flying from Rio de Janeiro to Paris with 228 people on board, continued in a zone where confirmed items from the plane had been spotted earlier in the week. "Up to now, no material from the plane has been recovered," Brigadier Ramon Cardoso, director of Brazilian air traffic control, told reporters in the northeastern city of Recife late Thursday. That contradicted a statement Cardoso made earlier Thursday when he said a pallet and two buoys plucked from the Atlantic by navy crews were the first pieces of the Air France crash. In fact, Cardoso admitted later, they were nothing more than sea "trash," probably from a ship, as was a big oil patch originally described as a fuel slick from the French jet. Several Brazilian navy vessels are looking for debris from the plane, including a seat and a big chunk of what appeared to be fuselage, sighted by air force aircraft on Tuesday and Wednesday. Defense Minister Nelson Jobim has said there was "no doubt" that the debris spotted from the air came from flight AF 477, and that they marked the area close to where the plane hit the ocean. The French government, which is in charge of the probe into the crash, has sent investigators to Brazil to inspect any debris that could be recovered from the zone, around 1,000 kilometers (600 miles) off-shore, and take them back to France. Speculation over what caused the accident has ranged from a massive, lightning-packed storm in the area at the time, to turbulence, to pilot error or a combination of factors. No mayday call was received from the plane, just a series of data transmissions signaling it had lost power and then had either broken up or gone into a fatal dive. Memorial services were held Wednesday in Paris and Thursday in Rio for those on board the plane, though no bodies have been spotted at sea. Many relatives of the passengers attended, but others declined, refusing to give up hope that somehow, despite the evidence, their loved ones had survived. Brazil's air force late Thursday invited the Brazilian relatives to its center of operations in the northeastern city of Recife to observer developments. Some of the relatives have said they wanted to go to Fernando de Noronha, a Brazilian archipelago 400 kilometers (250 miles) into the Atlantic that is serving as a forward base for the search and initial collection point for any debris or bodies that might be recovered. "There is no need to go to Fernando de Noronha because all the same information is available in Recife," a spokesman for the air force-run air control center said. The city has prepared a morgue and debris inspection area for anything found. Jobim said Wednesday that "if necessary, the air force may possibly organize an overflight of the search zone" for the families. - AFP/vm

Tomorrow weekends, i plan to go out have a walk.. (since i finished my 2 tests..) LoL ! =)

Beware of fake DBS website

Got this from an email.. Be careful !! http://www.dbs.com.sg/sg/personal/ibanking/additionalinfo/security/phishing/Pages/default.aspx

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Lack of rest with tests in between... So tired de la~ =( Anyway, the number increased again.... Source : http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/singaporelocalnews/view/433646/1/.html

Singapore's H1N1 flu cases rise to 11 By Pearl Forss, Channel NewsAsia | Posted: 03 June 2009 2202 hrs

SINGAPORE: The Ministry of Health (MOH) confirmed another three Influenza A (H1N1) cases on Wednesday, bringing the total number of people infected in Singapore to 11. The 9th patient is a 19-year-old Singaporean student returning from the US for the summer holidays. She arrived on 28 May from New York via Tokyo on All Nippon Airways NH901 at 2340 hours on 28 May. The MOH says no one else needed to be quarantined as the case developed more than 24 hours after disembarkation, hence she was assessed to be non-infectious during the flight. The 10th and 11th patients were on the same flight as the 7th confirmed case, a 30-year-old Australian male tourist who was seated at row 54 on Singapore Airlines SQ25 which arrived in Singapore from New York via Frankfurt at 0618 hours on 1 June. The 10th patient is a 33-year-old Singaporean woman who took a taxi to Tan Tock Seng Hospital after developing symptoms. She was in New York from 23-30 May and was seated at row 19 on SQ25. She was admitted to Communicable Disease Centre 2 (CDC2) at Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH) before midnight on 2 June. The 11th patient is an 18-year-old American woman. She was seated at row 57 on SQ25. She developed symptoms in the afternoon of 2 June, took a taxi with her relative to seek medical attention at Raffles Hospital's Emergency Department in the evening and was sent to CDC, TTSH via a 993 ambulance. She was admitted to CDC2 in the early hours of 3 June. Contact tracing has been initiated for the 10th and 11th confirmed cases. Passengers seated within rows 17 to 21 and 57 to 59 on SQ25 on 1 June who have not been contacted by MOH yet should call the MOH hotline at 1800-333 9999. The MOH is expanding the list of "affected areas" to include Melbourne and the State of Victoria in Australia, Kobe and Osaka in Japan, and Chile, besides USA, Canada and Mexico. Affected areas are those with clear evidence of widespread community transmission. The number of cases in the State of Victoria, particularly in its capital, Melbourne, has been rising rapidly, with the number of cases doubling to reach almost 400 over the last two days. For Japan, more than 90 per cent of its cases are found in the two cities of Kobe and Osaka. For Chile, the government has announced that H1N1 is entrenched in the community and mitigation measures have replaced containment efforts. Indications are that there is widespread infection throughout the Chile, although a large majority of cases are found in the capital city, Santiago. MOH advises the public to avoid non-essential travel to these affected areas. So far, all the 11 cases in Singapore are imported and have a travel history. There is currently no evidence of community spread. - CNA/ir

**** **** This is kinda scary. . . . .
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