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新加坡2020大选:李显扬加入陈清木的新加坡前进党

Jun 24, 2020 | 🚀 Fathership
周三上午,陈清木医生在中峇鲁巴刹市场与李先生共进早餐后宣布了这一消息。

陈清木医生说:“我很高兴能把这张党员卡送给李显扬。”他补充说,李显扬“已经加入了一段时间,但因疫情,一直无法正式欢迎这名新党员”。

陈清木医生没有证实李显龙是否会参加即将到来的大选。

当被问及他将如何为前进党做贡献时,李显龙表示,有“很多方式”可以做到。

当被问及是否会参选时,李显龙表示:“如果大家认为这是一个好主意,我们可以考虑一下。”

2019年7月,陈清木曾公开表态,欢迎李显扬入党,但前提是他必须遵照前进党的主张,而不是出于个人目的。

今年早些时候,李显扬在Facebook上发帖称,陈清木医生是“新加坡应该有的领导人”。他不止一次与陈清木医生一起出现在公众场合。

“我认识陈清木很多年了,他一直把人民的利益放在第一位,”李显扬在2019年1月24日的帖子中说。

李显扬及其妹妹李玮玲在是否应适时拆除已故总理李光耀在欧思礼路38号故居的问题上,与总理发生了公开争吵。

陈清医生在虚拟记者招待会上回答媒体的提问时表示,情况可能会改变,前进党的最终参选人选将于提名日公布。

S'pore firm develops first Omicron-specific testing kit

Dec 06, 2021 | 🚀 Fathership
Home-grown biotechnology firm BioAcumen Global has launched Singapore's first Omicron-specific Covid-19 polymerase chain reaction (PCR) kit.

This means that a person taking the test will receive one of three results: Covid-19 positive and Omicron positive; Covid-19 positive and Omicron negative; or Covid-19 and Omicron negative.

Currently, PCR kits here that are capable of detecting Omicron require an additional gene sequencing step to confirm the specific variant. This takes an additional day.

Some PCR kits, such as those currently in use by medical technology firm Acumen Diagnostics and biotech firm MiRXES, are able to detect both the Delta and the Omicron strains, but to confirm if a positive case has been infected by Omicron, gene sequencing is necessary.

Mr Jimmy Toh, director of BioAcumen Global, said: "We are looking at ways to cut down the steps and time needed to run this test. This is crucial, especially at the borders where accurate tests need to be done on-site. There is no time to wait on sequencing results to know if a positive sample is infected with Omicron."

Mass production of the kit has begun, and the BioAcumen Global team hopes this kit will provide much needed help locally and in the region for the surveillance and control of this new variant, Mr Toh said.