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新加坡2020年大选:红点同心党旨在推动住房和就业政策的改变

Jun 29, 2020 | 🚀 Fathership
新加坡最年轻的政党红点同心党(Red Dot United)计划,如果其成员当选,将推动住房,医疗和就业等领域的政策变革。

在昨天公布的一份12页的宪章中,红点同心党表明,政府需要在这些领域改变政策,以改善新加坡人的生活,减少他们每天面临的焦虑和压力。

这个由前进步党成员拉维·菲利蒙(Ravi Philemon)和李娟创立的拥有12名党员的政党,已经向公众推出了5名候选人,他们将在裕廊集选区参选。该党主席李娟昨日在视频会议平台Zoom举行的一次电话会议上表示,红点同心党希望政府政策更加灵活,并减少人民对执政党的依赖。

她说:“新加坡人想要的是把所有的控制权交给他们,这样他们就可以按照自己的意愿继续经营他们想要的新加坡。”

红点同心党在其宪章中说,它还将在气候变化和人口增长等领域倡导有助于新加坡为未来做好准备的政策。

它同时还补充到,它还有必要仔细审核像《防止网络假信息和网络操纵法案》这样的法律,因为它的制度保障被故意模糊,且赋予了人民行动党“巨大的权力”。

除了拉维先生和李女士,红点同心党的另外三位裕廊集选区候选人分别是戏剧导演Alec Tok Kim Yam,企业家兼作家Liyana Dhamirah以及法律工程师Nicholas Tang。

周六,五名红点同心党党员在金文泰进行了家庭走访。

昨天,他们在裕廊西的一个市场分发了大约500份传单。

这两个地区都位于裕廊集选区。在2015年的选举中,裕廊集选区是人民行动党获得支持率最高的选区。它们在该选区一共获得了79.28%的选票,并成功击败了国人为先党。

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.