Rise in mosquito breeding sites in October
The National Environment Agency or N-E-A says there has been a rise in mosquito breeding sites in October.
There was a 15 per cent increase in the number of cases of mosquito breeding in homes and an increase of 30 per cent in construction sites.
NEA said the upward trend may be related to the onset of the rainy season.
496 dengue cases were reported last week.
NEA said more than four million inspections in homes and over 9,000 inspections in construction sites were conducted up till the first week of October.
34 contractors have been charged in court.
20 contractors have been fined a total of 1.3 million dollars.
NEA also issued 18 Stop Work Orders at sites with multiple breeding habitats and poor housekeeping practices.
NEA said it will step up enforcement actions against errant contractors.
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