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The WEATHER on MONDAY (24 Feb 2003): Generally fair, except for showers with thunder in the late afternoon over western and northern Singapore.  WEATHER OUTLOOK:  TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY: Occasionally windy conditions with afternoon showers expected.     WATER TIDES (this month)  High tide   3.52am  2.7m   5.26pm   2.2m  SUN Sunrise  7.16am    Sunset  7.21pm   MOON  Moonrise  1.07am   Moonset  1.29pm    PSI: 42 (good)   TEMPERATURE: 24-33 degrees Celsius (The weather is updated daily before 8am Singapore time) For more information, call Meteorological Service Singapore Tel: (65) 6542 7788.

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Monday with the Editor: New killer virus causes atypical pneumonia

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There have been reports that a new contagious killer virus, with flu-like symptoms, is spreading to other parts of the world from Hanoi, Hong Kong and Guangdong.

Here in Singapore, 20 people have come down with the mystery disease, named acute respiratory syndrome. These include family, close friends or medical staff who were in contact with three patients who had returned home from Hong Kong recently. There have been no deaths related to the disease here so far.

The Ministry of Health (MOH) has said that in addition to the three cases reported on 13 Mar 2003, another six have been admitted to hospital for pneumonia. Of these, two are hospital staff who had attended to the patients. Their conditions are stable. MOH's on-going investigations suggest a viral origin. But, no causative organism has been identified. The transmission of the infection among the cases in Singapore appears to be due to close contact with the patients who had travelled to Hong Kong.

MOH is in touch with the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the health authorities in Hong Kong to closely monitor the situation in Hong Kong and Hanoi. On 13 Mar 2003, WHO started a worldwide surveillance of cases of atypical pneumonia.

The Ministry advises you to seek immediate medical attention if you develop fever, muscle ache and flu-like symptoms (cough, sore throat, shortness of breath or breathing difficulty) and have travelled to Hong Kong, Hanoi or Guangdong province in China, within 2 weeks of onset of the symptoms.

If you are a close contact of such persons and you develop similar symptoms, you should seek immediate medical attention as well.
As a precautionary measure, the Ministry advises you to avoid travel to Hong Kong, Hanoi and Guangdong province in China for the time being, unless absolutely necessary.

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17 March 2003

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Last year, 167 parents filed beyond parental control complaints - a 44 per cent increase on the previous year - and the problem coincides with rising juvenile crime. Statistics released by the police last week show that the number of youngsters 15 years old and under arrested in 2002 shot up by 55 per cent, compared to 2001. In 2002, 45 youngsters were sent to institutions, such as the Toa Payoh Girls' Home and the Singapore Boys' Home. (1)

Only nine shop units out of the 34 shop units in the Ten Mile Junction shoppping centre are occupied. Its landlord, the Singapore Land Authority (SLA) is planning to reposition the centre, which opened in 1999, as a one-stop learning centre. (4)

In 2002, the Central Narcotics Bureau's (CNB) haul of 13,000 Ecstasy pills was just a little over half the 24,000 pills seized in 2001. In the five years between 1996 and 2001, the number of known Ecstasy abusers here plunged from 661 to 151. (H3)

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