5 x 5: 41 cases of Zika confirmed and other headlines

By August 28, 20165 x 5, Current

TL;DR – Everything you need to know, summarised for you daily at 5pm

1) 41 cases of locally-transmitted Zika confirmed in Aljunied Crescent and Sims Drive


The Ministry of Health (MOH) has confirmed 41 cases of locally-transmitted Zika, all of whom were residents or workers in the Aljunied Crescent and Sims Drive area. None of the cases are known to have travelled to Zika-affected areas recently, suggesting local transmission.

Testing for the virus only began yesterday (Aug 27), after a doctor working in the area reported an unusual increase in viral fever.

The somewhat good news is, 34 cases have fully recovered.

2) Indian man carries dead wife’s body for 12km


An impoverished man in India carried his wife’s body for 12km after the hospital where she died allegedly failed to provide an ambulance to carry the body back to their village, reported the BBC.

3) This apocalyptic park

4) The Cutest Fitness Trackers ever from Kate Spade


This Fall, Kate Spade is launching a line of adorable fitness trackers as part of the wearable tech collection.

5) This weekend’s food for thought


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