All public hospitals also restricted the number of visitors, even barring them completely at one stage. The central government will likely pursue a proactive fiscal policy in the days ahead.
In response to the deficiencies highlighted by SARS, the Chinese government established a case reporting structure, strengthened its emergency response system, dismissed key officials who mismanaged the crisis during its initial months, and provided funding for the prevention and control of SARS.
Hong Kong is heavily dependent on the mainland in its economic development. Rather than investing in airport screening measures to detect rare infectious diseases, investments should be used to strengthen screening and infection control capacities at points of entry into the healthcare system.
This will prolong the SARS impact on the restaurant and entertainment sectors. However, other participants argued that without a vaccine or cure for SARS, the isolation of patients and their contacts—including their caregivers—represented the most effective method of containing the epidemic.
Activated its Emergency Operations Center to provide round-the-clock coordination and response. Only this time instead of losing lives to a terrorist attack, Singapore seems to be losing its engines of growth in a battle of economic wills.
Judging from the latest impact on the central and local economies, if the epidemic is effectively brought under control before the end of June, only economic growth in the second quarter will be affected.
Various provinces and cities also issued circulars urging people to drop their travel plans and take strict quarantine measures against visitors from SARS-infected areas.
Business on international routes will remain sluggish for some time and will see a slow recovery. Other symptoms may include headache, an overall feeling of discomfort, and body aches. Hong Kong-funded services in the mainland also feel the pinch.
Hence, it is difficult to gauge the extent of the epidemic at this stage. The picture for outbound travels is even more pathetic. However, SARS is already affecting the following areas: Insurance companies will find themselves duty-bound to settle such claims.MayVol.
35 No. 5 SARS in Singapore: Key Lessons from an Epidemic—Chorh-Chuan Tan 1 Deputy President and Provost, National University of Singapore, Singapore Address for Reprints: Prof Tan Chorh Chuan, Office of the Provost, National University of Singapore, University Hall, Level 5, 10 Kent Ridge Crescent.
THE IMPACT OF SARS ON THE Singapore ECONOMY and Action taken in Response By Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation INTRODUCTION SARS outbreak during the period.
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1 Within months after its emergence in Guangdong Province in mainland China, it had affected more than patients and caused deaths in 26 countries on five continents.
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SARS Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) can cause symptoms ranging from mild illness to severe pneumonia. Healthcare Providers should notify the Division of Public Health when there is a suspected case of SARS or for any unusual respiratory Illness.Download