1. Shangri-La Dialogue
  2. Sick-Building Syndrome (SBS)

Shangri-La Dialogue

Recently, Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore has been canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Shangri-La Dialogue - Wikipedia

Key Points

It is a "Track One" inter-governmental security forum.
Organized at: Shangri-La Hotel (Singapore) since 2002.
Organized by: International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) which is attended by defense ministers and military chiefs of 28 Asia-Pacific countries.
Objective: Building confidence and fostering practical security cooperation within the Asia-pacific region.

Sick-Building Syndrome (SBS)

Recently, during a scientific study, it had been found that “sick-building syndrome” is spreading novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

Sick-Building Syndrome (SBS)

SBS is that the situation during which building occupants experience acute health and luxury effects that appear to be linked to time spent during a building (particular room or zone), but no specific illness or cause are often identified.
In contrast, the term "building-related illness" (BRI) is employed when symptoms of diagnosable illness are identified and may be attributed on to airborne building contaminants.
Reasons: Closed, un-ventilated indoor spaces, droplets, and aerosols become quickly concentrated and greatly increase the danger of transmission to people within the area.

Measures to be taken: Proper ventilation through mechanical or natural methods.
Recently, the govt has made an advisory on stopping the spread of COVID-19 in indoor spaces.

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