The unthinkable “second circuit breaker” words have been spoken by Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong. PM Loong’s statement today, has made everyone stop and question if perhaps people were beginning to get a little too complacent.
“If we have to do another lockdown like last year’s circuit breaker, it would be a major setback for our people and for our economic recovery,” said Loong.
Globally, various countries are facing waves and city shutdowns. Cases passing 18 million, India’s pandemic situation is at a critical point, where hospitals and clinics under severe strain, completely flooded with COVID-19 patients, leaving even the better-off scrambling for help.
In Singapore places of worship like the Muhammadiyah Association’s mosque, has stepped up their property and facilities cleaning practices by leasing OTSAW’s autonomous UV-C LED disinfection robot, the O-RX, to keep their large community safe, with a two-step approach including the OTSAW robot, not taking any risk when it comes to the community.
These last 3 weeks we’ve seen a surge in leasing requests for OTSAW‘s O-RX autonomous disinfection robot to keep places like the mosques, as well as offices and shopping centres that with have a high volume of people passing through. Many have already stepped their game up in preparation for moments like these.
The O-RX came about as YTL Starhill Global REIT engaged OTSAW to help solve their disinfection obstacles, that included labour shortage, contactless safety and environmental concerns. OTSAW responded to the challenge by creating the O-RX, the world’s first autonomous, disinfection robot to utilise only UV-C LED light for sanitising and protecting against viruses and bacteria.
It was this project that recently saw OTSAW’s win the Robotics Award for “Commercial Real Estate Trust” from Singapore Business Review Awards Technology Excellence Awards 2021.
With new clusters suddenly making a worrying appearance around Singapore, with the major one centering around Tan Tock Seng Hospital where 76 members of staff are on a leave of absence, transferring 61 patients, including the confirmed patients to the National Centre for Infectious Diseases (NCID).
The government released a list of public places visited by COVID-19 cases in Tan Tock Seng Hospital cluster that will close for 2 days.
An overhaul of our indoor ventilation systems is needed to prevent the recirculation and spreading of virus-laden air.
UV-C Fittings within public spaces such as elevators, bathrooms and aircon ducts provides better assurance for the general public, disinfecting both air and surfaces for a more comprehensive coverage. We have a second chance, what would you do better?
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