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NEA to roll out new dengue alert system

SINGAPORE — The National Environment Agency (NEA) will be rolling out a three-colour code community alert system displayed on banners to provide timely information of the dengue situation at cluster areas.

NEA to roll out new dengue alert system

NEA officers do a Dengue check at Tampines MRT station. The NEA pays particular attention to investigating areas where members of public congregate e.g. schools, places of worship, bus interchanges and MRT stations, playgrounds, markets, hawker centres, town centres, sports complexes and community centres, commercial premises and shophouses; and where there could be potentially large breeding habitats – construction sites and drains.

SINGAPORE — The National Environment Agency (NEA) will be rolling out a three-colour code community alert system displayed on banners to provide timely information of the dengue situation at cluster areas.

Using traffic light colours of green, yellow (less than 10 dengue cases) and red (more than 10 cases) to indicate the seriousness of the situation, the colours will signal corresponding preventive measures to take.

These include doing the five-step Mozzie Wipeout exercise, which includes applying repellent and spraying insecticide in dark corners at home.

The campaign, which will be rolled on Sunday, is part of the government’s effort to engage and encourage the community to do their part in containing the transmission of dengue.

Some 492 dengue cases were reported in the week ending April 13, surpassing the previous record set in 2005. WOO SIAN BOON

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