Over a 3rd of households have obtained ART kits below third nationwide distribution train, Latest Singapore News
Over a 3rd of households in Singapore have obtained a set of 10 antigen speedy take a look at (ART) kits of their letterboxes, below the third nationwide distribution train which kicked off on July 18.
As of July 31, round 600,000 households have obtained their ART kits, mentioned the Ministry of Health (MOH), in a reply to queries from The Straits Times.
The remaining a million households ought to get their kits by mid-September, the ministry added.
The public can verify the supply standing of the ART kits through the use of the SingPost cellular app, which could be downloaded from the Apple Store or Google Play.
After verifying that their handle is appropriate, they’ll obtain alerts when the kits have been deposited into their mailboxes.
MOH, in a Facebook publish final month, had mentioned it may take just a few weeks for some households to obtain their kits as a result of quantity concerned.
The transfer to offer out the kits comes amid the present wave of Covid-19 infections.
Health Minister Ong Ye Kung, in asserting the beginning of the distribution train on July 18, mentioned self-testing “has become a familiar part of our lives now”.
He additionally urged these with acute respiratory signs resembling runny nostril, sore throat or fever to check themselves each day as a constructive consequence could solely develop some days after signs have begun.
“Being socially responsible is key for us to weather this current wave,” he added.
So far, the Government has given out near 25 million ART kits to households through two earlier nationwide distributions – one from August to September final 12 months and one other from October to December in 2020.
Each family obtained a complete of 16 kits in these two distributions.