Introduction: Stronger: The Battle Against COVID-19 (01:01)
This film investigates Singapore's response to the outbreak of the novel coronavirus.
Lines of Defense (04:00)
In January 2020, experts in Singapore confirm the first case of the Wuhan novel coronavirus. Hospitals conduct screening measures and testing; 900 Public Health Preparedness Clinics are activated.
National Center for Infectious Diseases (04:22)
Hospital staff transfer patients who test positive for COVID-19 to the NCID; doctors treat patients in negative pressure rooms. A team from the Ministry of Health works to contain the spread of the virus.
Preventing Transmission and Panic (06:24)
Those returning from high COVID-19 case areas must quarantine for 14 days. By March 2020, none of Singapore's confirmed cases are community spread. The Multi-Ministry Taskforce provides daily updates, the Smart Nation initiative delivers products, and Prime Minister Loong cautions against fear.
DORSCON Orange (06:54)
On February 7, 2020, the Multi-Ministry Taskforce raises the risk assessment and anti-infection measures increase; frontline staff also receive training. Singapore businesses reduce face-to-face meetings and non-essential travel.
Economic Impact (04:41)
Tourism and aviation are the most directly affected by COVID-19; Finance Minister Hen Swee Keat introduces two financial packages. Restaurant staff practice good health and hygiene practices.
COVID-19 Education (03:39)
Children engage in good sanitation practices and learn about coronavirus at school; staff distribute home learning kits for pupils not in attendance.
Student Education (02:50)
Children in Singapore learn about COVID-19, protection measures, responsibility, and resilience; some express feelings of fear. Schools have contingency plans for closures.
Senior Community Education (03:49)
Eugene and Ski Lee create coronavirus self-protection messages in various dialects. Operation Hands On distributes masks and sanitizers door-to-door; they share the Lee's messages.
Community Support (04:49)
Grab offers a new service for healthcare professionals; drivers take extra effort to sanitize vehicles. Scientists at Acumen Research Laboratories develop COVID-19 test kits.
Credits: Stronger: The Battle Against COVID-19 (00:32)
Credits: Stronger: The Battle Against COVID-19
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