About the Distribution
The National Environment Agency (NEA) and Temasek Foundation are providing mosquito repellents to all students in preschools, primary, and secondary schools in Singapore starting today. This mosquito repellent distribution complements NEA’s ongoing efforts to protect the community from getting infected with dengue. Mr Baey Yam Keng, Senior Parliamentary Secretary for Sustainability and the Environment, kicked-off the distribution at Pei Tong Primary School this morning where he handed out mosquito repellents to students and urged students, parents, and caretakers to take urgent collective action in the fight against dengue.
Given the surge in dengue cases and high mosquito population, there is a need to deny more hosts for the day-biting Aedes mosquitoes to transmit the dengue virus. A 30ml bottle of DEET-based mosquito repellent and an accompanying educational pamphlet will be made available in August to students in preschools (under the Ministry of Education (MOE) and those managed by the Early Childhood Development Agency (ECDA)), government-funded Early Intervention centres, primary and secondary schools, as well as students enrolled in programmes of equivalent levels in other educational institutions which have opted to receive the repellents. ComCare beneficiaries can collect the mosquito repellents from their nearest Social Service Office as well.
More information can be found here