Follow These Tips To Stay SAFE From The Coronavirus For Pregnant Women, Babies and Kids in Singapore

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10 February 2020

The Wuhan coronavirus is now an international emergency, and Singapore is one of the countries most affected.

Since the alarm was raised early this year, the Wuhan coronavirus (2019-nCOV) has sickened almost 8,000 people worldwide, the majority of whom are in Mainland China.

As of 9 February 2020 at 12 pm, there are 43 confirmed cases in Singapore, according to figures released by the Ministry of Health.

The pneumonia-like disease has also claimed more than 565  lives in China, heightening fear and anxiety. Most of the victims were older adults and had pre-existing conditions.

But how worried should parents of babies and young tots, and pregnant mums be about the Wuhan coronavirus? What should mums-to-be and their families do to protect themselves?

Dr Ooi Pei Ling, a paediatrician at SBCC Baby and Child Clinic (Rivervale) shares more.

This article first appeared on Young Parents, February 2020

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