Summary

林鼎的人民之声党将着眼于5个选区,且可能与新加坡民主联盟在白沙–榜鹅集选区进行三方角逐

Jun 25, 2020 | 🚀 Fathership
在新加坡2020大选即将开始之前,人民之声党的领导人林鼎已经宣布他的政党将参与竞选。

林在6月25日的Facebook帖子中说,人民之声党将在五个选区派出12名候选人参选。

惹兰勿刹集选区。白沙-榜鹅集选区。先驱单选区。蒙巴登单选区。榜鹅西单选区。Lim表示,在“与我们的反对派朋友进行了大量讨论和建设性对话”之后,才敲定了参与本届大选的计划。

他提到与人民之声党进行了讨论和对话的政党包括新加坡前进党与红点同心党。

他在帖文中写道:“没有哪个政党比人民之声更注重反对党的团结,我们希望这种团结精神能让所有反对党在7月11日取得历史性的胜利!”

这表明,在白沙–榜鹅集选区可能会出现三方角力,因为新加坡民主联盟此前曾宣布,它只会参与白沙–榜鹅集选区的竞选。在回答Mothership的提问时,新加坡民主联盟主席林尤发表示,该党“只是通过媒体才知道这些消息的”。

“关于上述事情,他并没有礼节性的打电话告知我们”。

我们已经联系了林鼎对此事发表评论,如果他对此事进行了回应,我们将会在第一时间告知大家。

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.