Singapore is fighting against a high number of Dengue cases this year. Coronavirus is already on the rise. The pandemic does not seem to go away anytime soon. A second wave is on the rise. In the middle of such a rampant virus, the people of Singapore are also struggling with Dengue.
Dengue is mosquito-borne viral contamination causing serious influenza-like ailment. The symptoms include nausea, vomiting, headache, fever, and body ache. Severe dengue can also cause internal bleeding, shock, and even death.
According to the National Environment Agency, there have been more than 22,000 cases of Dengue this year in Singapore. Sixteen thousand cases were reported last year. The quantity of dengue cases has been exceeding 1000 cases every week consecutively.
The agency declared that since May, a spike in the number of dengue cases has been noticed.
Singapore had imposed a semi-lockdown called the circuit breaker. People were asked to work from home. It might have been a strategy to overcome the pandemic, but proved to be fatal as dengue cases started to rise since then.
The agency said that since most people remained at home, it caused the mosquitoes to find more human hosts than usual. Construction sites have shut down. Labor workers are stuck inside their homes. There are no ways to ensure that everyone is cautious as the situation has turned worse due to the pandemic. Dengue is usually at its peak from May till October in Singapore.
The health ministry reported that twenty people have died from Dengue so far this year.
A month ago, the government of Singapore started to impose a heavier fine on people who had any mosquito reproducing sites in their homes. People with repeated or multiple offenses could face a fine of up to 5000 Dollars. The earlier fine was a mere 200 Dollars.