Singapore Lifts SARS Quarantine Orders

Singapore has sounded the all-clear after its latest SARS scare , lifting mandatory home quarantine orders on 75 people who came into contact with a visitor from Taiwan who had the deadly flu-like virus.

The health ministry in the city-state, the only other country to report a case since the outbreak was pronounced over in July, said six people who fell ill did not have SARS.

In Taiwan, initial findings showed that the military scientist diagnosed with SARS was likely to have contracted the virus on December 6, a day before he left for Singapore, as he tried to disinfect a trash bag in his lab.

Singapore's health ministry said 75 people who came into contact with the scientist during his four-day visit to the city had been released from 10 days home quarantine.(CRI)

People's Daily Online ---