Nurses set up a mosquito tent over a hospital bed, as part of a precautionary protocol for patients who are infected by Zika, at Farrer Park Hospital in Singapore. Photo: Reuters

How strong is Singapore’s safety net against the Zika virus?

City state’s swift action has been praised, but tropical weather, population density and question marks over construction practices raise fears of a long fight ahead

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Nurses set up a mosquito tent over a hospital bed, as part of a precautionary protocol for patients who are infected by Zika, at Farrer Park Hospital in Singapore. Photo: Reuters
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Bhavan Jaipragas

Bhavan Jaipragas

Bhavan is Asia Correspondent for the SCMP, covering breaking news, politics, diplomacy, trade and Southeast Asian macroeconomic trends. His work for the Post's Asia desk also focuses on the region's multifaceted interactions with the United States and China. A Singapore native, Bhavan previously worked for Agence France-Presse.