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Global inter-connectivity means Mers will come to Singapore in time: PM Lee

There's no need to panic if systems are prepared to cope with it, he says, after visiting TTSH facilities

PM Lee at Tan Tock Seng Hospital to see how the hospital has prepared itself for a Mers outbreak. With him are Dr Brenda Ang (in red), a senior consultant in the hospital's Department of Infectious Diseases and nurses Felicia Tang and Sujithra P Nair, garbed to handle patients with Ebola and Mers respectively.


IT is "a matter of time" before Singapore has its first Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (Mers) case, given the country's inter-connectivity and the fact that the virus has already reached neighbours Malaysia and the Philippines.

Making this point during a visit to Tan