Singapore warns new virus strains infecting more children, Shuts schools

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There is an atmosphere of panic in Singapore due to new Corona virus like India. The special thing is that this virus is more vulnerable to children. In view of the threat of the virus, the authorities have issued a warning. Schools in Singapore will remain closed since Wednesday due to the threat of the virus. The government is tightening the sanctions after a sharp surge in corona infection cases in the country. In the country, the cases of infection remained mild for several months, after which local infection is seen to be increasing.

Schools will be closed from Wednesday

According to the report, on Sunday, officials said that junior college, primary and secondary schools will be studying from home from Wednesday. The session in schools is to end on May 28.

38 new cases of infection found at local level

According to AFP report, on Sunday, officials said that 38 new cases of infection have been detected at the local level. This figure is the highest in the last eight months. Many children from a tuition center are involved in these 38 cases of infection. Health Minister Ong Ye Kung said in a press conference that it seems that the new strain of corona virus B1.617 is making children more ill. The health minister made the statement after speaking to Kenneth Mack, director of the country’s medical service.

New strain B.1.617 found in India for the first time

The new strain of corona virus B1.617 is found in India for the first time. At the press conference, Education Minister Chan Chun Sing said, ‘The new forms of the virus are more contagious and it seems that they are taking more children into their control. This is a matter of concern for all of us. However, the Education Minister said that no child infected with the new virus is seriously ill. Chan wrote in one of his Facebook posts, “We are working on a plan to apply teak to children below 12 years.”

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