SINGAPORE - There has been a surge in dengue cases around the Balestier Road and Kim Keat Road area, said Minister of Parliament for Whampoa Heng Chee How in a Facebook post on Friday.
According to the National Environment Agency (NEA), there are 58 reported cases in the area as of Dec 27. The location with the highest reported cases, at 21, is Balestier Road.
Below is MP Heng Chee How's Facebook post:
There has been a surge in dengue cases around the Balestier Road/Kim Keat Road area.
The grassroots in Whampoa and our partners NEA and the Town Council take this threat to residents' health seriously.
We met last evening to examine the data and to jointly identify particular vulnerabilities to focus on in our ongoing outreach to warn residents of the risk, and operations to search and destroy the breeding sites.
This effort requires everyone to pitch in: premise owners, landlords, tenants, stallholders, shopkeepers, the whole community together with the agencies. Let's keep up this fight for everyone's good.