Health Minister Ong Ye Kung said on Monday that Singapore’s Ministry of Health (MOH) has not yet recommended a vaccine against monkeypox.
Ong said that the World Health Organization (WHO) has declared a public health emergency over monkeypox, but WHO’s assessment of the risk of monkeypox is at a moderate level, reported Xinhua news agency.
“The Government is Closely Monitoring the Situation,” the Minister Said
The MOH on Sunday confirmed two more cases of monkeypox infection in Singapore.
The first is a 46-year-old male Estonian national, who entered Singapore from London on 21 July.
He Tested Positive For Monkeypox on 24 July
The second is a local case, involving a 26-year-old male Singaporean. He tested positive for monkeypox on 24 July.
The condition of both the cases is stable. They have not been linked to any monkeypox cases previously announced by the MOH.
According to Ong, four imported and four local cases of monkeypox have been detected in Singapore. The cases were immediately isolated. There was no evidence of the infection spreading to other people in their community.