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Nation 24 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

Johor tracks down 125 lorry drivers who visited SARS-affected market in Singapore

The health authorities have ordered the quarantine of 125 lorry drivers who visited a wholesale market infected by the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome virus in Singapore.

Nation 24 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

Chua rapped for criticising Chinese papers

HEALTH Minister Datuk Chua Jui Meng was taken to task by I>Sin Chew Daily/Ifor alleging that four Chinese newspapers have been #8220;blowing the issue out of proportion#8221; in their reports on Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS).

AseanPlus News 23 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

Greens snapped up despite higher prices

FINDING vegetables at supermarkets across Singapore on Monday was a case of now you don#8217;t see them, now you do.

Nation 23 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

Malaysian greens for other marts in Singapore

Vegetable exporters sighed with relief yesterday as Singapore allowed produce to be sent to two other wholesale markets following the closure of the Pasir Panjang market since Saturday.

Nation 23 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

Farmers face huge losses as market closes

THE decision by Singapore to close the Pasir Panjang wholesale market without notice has caused Malaysian farmers to suffer huge losses, reported I>China Press./I>

Nation 23 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

No local SARS transmission

Malaysia is safe from local transmission of the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome. There have been no cases so far of patients down with probable or suspected SARS from local contacts, said Health Minister Datuk Chua Jui Meng.

AseanPlus News 22 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

Wholesale mart closure sparks a rush

SINGAPOREANS emptied supermarkets of green leafy vegetables on Sunday after the surprise shutdown of the Pasir Panjang wholesale market on Saturday left some wet markets without any greens.

AseanPlus News 22 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

SARS fund to help cover lost income

THE Courage Fund will provide financial help to self-employed people and those whose incomes are hit because of SARS.

Nation 22 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

Singapore bans greens for affected market

The republic has temporarily stopped vegetable consignments from Malaysia after a wholesaler at the Pasir Panjang Vegetable Wholesale Market (PPWC) was recently diagnosed with Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS).

Nation 22 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

More than 2,400 quarantined in Singapore

More than 2,400 people who could have been exposed to the deadly SARS virus at a Singapore market have been put under a 10-day quarantine, the government said yesterday amid fears the disease could be spreading beyond hospitals.