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SAFRA Jurong COVID19 cases - Selfish organizers

Post by abbby » Mon, 09 Mar 2020 10:11 am

I can't help but to think about this case about the 200 pax in the Chinese singing event and the 400 pax event which were held concurrently. In the reports, in mentioned that the organizer decided to go ahead with the event knowing the ongoing COVID-19.

I felt their plan to proceed with the event was a really selfish move which merely benefited none other than themselves. Why would a person with basic common sense want to hold such a large event at such a time like this? And put everyone at risk?

And I understood there were quite many elderly people at the event... ](*,) ](*,)

And now, look at their cluster.
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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 09 Mar 2020 12:14 pm

abbby, I understand your frustration. I'm a long time member of our Resident's Committee. We have contemplated cancelling a few but at the moment jury is still out. However, since this thing started, anybody coming to any of our functions or even our RC member's meetings, we take temperatures and plaster stickers on us just to ensure all are checked and attendees particulars are noted on a sheet of paper for contact tracing purposes. We also have a large dispenser of Santizer on the table for all to clean their hands. Also all are told not to show up for meeting with coughs, etc, etc. None of us wear masks as it isn't necessary if you are well. Anybody who organizes any type of gathering, be it dinner or other type of function, if it's a social function people will mingle and invade each other 'space' as it were. If the organizers do not take temperatures and note the name, date, temperature, contact number and time, they are doing a disservice to all attendees. If you go to a function/gathering and nobody is doing this, my advice is turn around an leave under the current circumstances. Otherwise, instead of reading the statistics every morning, you might be one of them.

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Post by PNGMK » Mon, 09 Mar 2020 4:23 pm

I've been responsible for cancelling a number of events and lobbying for the cancellation of events. The number one selfish concern (looking at you Seapex) is MONEY. They will lose their deposits boo hoo.... so they go ahead with calculated risk forgetting that their ethics statement usually has something in there about "do no harm". Selfish indeed and with some luck we will see the directors and board members of these groups charged with dereliction of duty soon enough.
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Post by abbby » Mon, 09 Mar 2020 8:42 pm

@sundaymorningstaple: It was a private Hokkien dialect singing session, I read online that singers would receive red packets for singing. And the organisers were 2 singing teachers. So I guess there was a monetary value for them. Hence, they went ahead with the event.

@PNGMK: Yes, I do feel this SAFRA event the organisers could have paid out deposits and booking fees and also sent out invitations, so the easiest way around was to go ahead. Kudos to you for lobbying event cancellations. Sounds like a shame, but it is the only way of being very socially responsible to the community at large.
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