Student Laura Lee, 15, has been left alone to battle the H1N1 virus at home for almost two weeks.
Her parents moved out of their three-room flat in Ang Mo Kio to stay with relatives, leaving her to fend for herself. The reason: Fear.
So afraid are they of being infected that they won't even bring food to their only child. They stay in touch by calling her on the phone every day.
Reluctant to leave home because she doesn't want to risk infecting others, Laura has been surviving on only instant noodles and plain porridge.
Read the full story in the 6 Dec edition of The New Paper.