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Increased fines for those caught with mosquitoes breeding

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The National Environment Agency (NEA) reported yesterday that there will be heavier penalties for households caught have mosquito breeding areas in their compounds.

Dengue cases have soared this year to a high of 12,542 cases as of yesterday making it the highest number for the same period of the year since 2013, the largest outbreak year in Singapore history.

We have covered the dengue fever outbreak before and you can read more about dengue fever here

NEA Noted also that there has been a significant increase in mosquito breeding found in homes, from July 15, the $200 fine would be increased to $300 for households found with mosquitoes breeding in more than one place and repeat offenders will be subject to higher penalties or sent to court.

With the easing of the COVID-19 lockdown, we should all do our part to help fight this war against dengue fever which is a painful experience which none of us should go through.

As of last friday, 254 active dengue clusters have been reported with five largest located in Woodleigh Close, Leicaster Road, Aljunied Road, Tampines Avenue 7, Chu Lin Road.

If we can make a physical change to our habits and wear a mask for COVID-19, lets make a change to do the mozzie wipeout to improve the environment which we live in.


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