Singapore morning news for April 1

Singapore morning news for April 1

Singapore morning news

Covid-19: LTA waives vehicle entry permit fee for M’sian motorists in S’pore as goodwill gesture
All Malaysia-registered car and motorcycle owners in Singapore who stayed on here due to Malaysia’s movement control order to curb Covid-19 will get a one-off Vehicle Entry Permit (VEP) fee waiver.
— Mothership

Coronavirus: 7 points to note beyond the headline numbers
Singapore announced another 47 new Covid-19 cases on Tuesday (March 31), but the briefing by the multi-ministry task force went beyond headline numbers.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

No ERP charges at most gantries from April 6 amid fewer cars on roads
THE majority of electronic road pricing (ERP) gantries in Singapore will be free of charge starting April 6, while the remaining locations will see rates significantly reduced.
— The Business Times

COVID-19: Firms that do not allow telecommuting where ‘reasonably practicable’ may be issued stop-work order, says Josephine Teo
Companies that do not allow telecommuting wherever possible may be issued a stop-work order, said Manpower Minister Josephine Teo on Tuesday (Mar 31).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Coronavirus: Individuals can apply to defer property loan, insurance premium payments; Singapore SMEs to get cash flow support
The package, rolled out by MAS and the financial sector, aims to ease their financial strain arising from the Covid-19 outbreak.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Electricity tariff in S’pore to fall 5.1% from April to June 2020
People in Singapore can look forward to one way of off-setting the increased costs of bills as a result of working from home the past several weeks due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
— Mothership

COVID-19: MINDEF defers all ‘non-operations-essential’ in-camp training, waives IPPT requirement for affected NSmen
All non-operations-essential in-camp training (ICT) will be deferred with immediate effect until Apr 30 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Ministry of Defence (MINDEF) announced on Tuesday (Mar 31).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

COVID-19: CHAS, MediSave to be extended to cover video consultations for 7 chronic conditions
From Apr 3, patients who qualify for the Community Health Assist Scheme (CHAS) and MediSave payments can go for their regular follow-ups of seven chronic conditions through video consultation.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Covid-19: S’pore will consider changing travel restrictions for some Chinese cities, if China situation stabilises
Singapore will consider easing travel restrictions for Chinese cities like Beijing and Shanghai.
— Mothership

Singapore’s prisons remain Covid-free due to precautionary measures
With closed, confined quarters and near-constant contact, prisons are a hotbed for the spread of contagious diseases such as the Covid-19, and the panic associated with it.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Legal provisions that clarify how to hold AGMs amid Covid-19 pandemic to be proposed
Companies that have questions on how to conduct face-to-face meetings without running foul of laws governing safe distancing measures may have their answers in a proposed legislative provisions to be introduced in Parliament next week.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Collective effort, openness to alternatives key to Singapore’s food supply resilience: Chan Chun Sing
Strengthening the resilience of Singapore’s food supply is about collective effort as a society, said Trade and Industry Minister Chan Chun Sing on Tuesday (March 31).
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

All three men to appeal dismissal of their challenges against Section 377A
The three men who mounted challenges against Section 377A, a law that criminalises sex between men, are disappointed by the High Court’s dismissal of their cases and will be taking to the highest court in the land to appeal against the decision.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Coronavirus: Police and SFA say whether eatery should close depends on its licence type
The authorities have clarified that whether an eatery is allowed to remain open during this period depends on its licence type, following some confusion among bar owners over whether the closure of nightclubs applies to them.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

SPF warns of email scam impersonating police commissioner
The Singapore Police Force (SPF) has warned the public about a fake email purportedly sent by the Commissioner of Police.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

14 NUS students infected with Covid-19, all imported cases
The students were transported directly from the airport to their homes or hotels to serve their 14-day stay-home notices (SHNs) upon their arrival in Singapore.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Myanmar reports first COVID-19 death; man had 4-day layover in Singapore
A Myanmar national who had a four-day layover in Singapore on his way home from Australia has died from COVID-19, Myanmar Ministry of Health and Sports spokesperson Dr Khin Khin Gyi said on Tuesday (Mar 31).

‘No magic solution’: Lawrence Wong on why Singapore is not locked down amid COVID-19 outbreak
There is no “magic solution” to the COVID-19 outbreak in Singapore, and a series of brakes are needed to handle the situation, said National Development Minister Lawrence Wong on Tuesday (Mar 31).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

COVID-19: Rise in Singapore’s locally transmitted and unlinked cases, Health Minister stresses importance of safe distancing
The number of locally transmitted and unlinked cases of COVID-19 in Singapore is increasing, said Health Minister Gan Kim Yong on Tuesday (Mar 31), as he stressed the importance of taking safe distancing measures seriously.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Singapore’s 3rd Covid-19 death: Man’s family touched that SGH doctor gave hourly updates almost every day
The man died from complications owing to Covid-19 on Sunday afternoon. He is the third person to succumb to the virus in Singapore.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

City Gas to lower gas tariffs by 0.7% from April to June 2020
Gas tariffs for households will decrease by 0.7 per cent or 0.12 cents per kilowatt hour (kWh) from Apr 1 to Jun 30 this year, City Gas said on Tuesday (Mar 31).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Coronavirus: Demand for online grocery shopping surges, transport firms exploring options to help with deliveries
Financial adviser Jane Neoh, 32, has been trying to buy groceries online almost every day for the last few weeks without success.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Landlords and tenants need to see each other as long-term partners, share both pain and benefits: Chan Chun Sing
Landlords and tenants must see each other as long-term partners, who share both the pain and the benefits, in good times and bad, said Minister for Trade and Industry Chan Chun Sing on Tuesday (Mar 31).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Temporary job placements, training opportunities for members of sports community affected by COVID-19
Sport Singapore (SportSG) introduced a round of measures aimed at helping members of the sports community here whose livelihoods have been affected by the COVID-19 outbreak, including temporary job placements and training opportunities.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Covid-19: Hero’s bar & Dover Court International School clusters are linked
The clusters have their origins traced to an imported case from the United States.
— Mothership

Coronavirus: Task force calls for extra vigilance to protect elderly family members
Besides adhering to safe distancing measures, family members should also ensure that they wash their hands with soap, a practice which has been proven to be an effective measure against infection.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Coronavirus: Tuition and enrichment centres go online, offering discounts and more resources to students
Tuition and enrichment operators have quickly moved classes online, following the authorities’ decision to suspend all centre-based classes from last Friday (March 27).
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

COVID-19: Wife of critically ill Bangladeshi man in Singapore gives birth to baby boy
The wife of a Bangladeshi worker, who tested positive for COVID-19 in Singapore, has given birth to a baby boy in Bangladesh, the Migrant Workers’ Centre (MWC) said on Tuesday (Mar 31).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Care centre for private-hire, taxi drivers affected by coronavirus outbreak launched at Downtown East
A pop-up care centre for private-hire and taxi drivers impacted by the coronavirus outbreak has been launched at Downtown East by the National Private Hire Vehicles Association (NPHVA) and National Taxi Association (NTA).
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Coronavirus: MOE provides tips for parents on supporting children’s once-weekly home-based learning
Students will have about four to five hours of learning on the day of home-based learning, out of which two hours can be used to access digital devices.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Events postponed, restaurants ‘near empty’: F&B industry on the chopping block as COVID-19 measures bite
The World Gourmet Summit, known for its myriad of dining events featuring culinary stars from around the world, will be postponed for the first time since it started 24 years ago.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Husband of woman killed by falling tree in Botanic Gardens sues NParks
The husband of a woman who was killed by a falling tree in the Singapore Botanic Gardens three years ago is suing the National Parks Board for damages.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

2 beauty parlours told to stop unfair consumer practice by competition watchdog
Wishing Well Beauty Centre and Ruby Beauty have breached consumer protection laws by misleading customers into paying for beauty services they did not agree to.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Here are 19 restaurants that are offering dishes with Impossible meat for Earth Month in April 2020
Most restaurants offer delivery or take-away options if you don’t want to dine-in.
— Mothership

Man accused of engaging in conspiracy with teen girlfriend to kill his father walks out a free man
A 22-year-old man accused of a conspiracy to kill his own father was cleared of the charge on Tuesday (March 31).
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Man admits molesting, sexually assaulting 12-year-old boy who was at public pool for swimming lesson
A 61-year-old man molested a 12-year-old boy before his swimming lesson at a public swimming complex and sexually assaulted him in the washroom after the lesson was over.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Cabby dies after taxi catches fire in Seletar West
The driver was found unresponsive and pronounced dead at the scene by an SCDF paramedic.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Teenager stole from at least 10 taxi drivers while they were distracted, gets probation
A teenager who distracted multiple taxi drivers before stealing their cash or wallets, at times looping in accomplices for his scheme, was sentenced to 21 months’ probation on Monday (Mar 30).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)



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This week’s Singapore morning news feature photo focuses on COVID-19 in Asean.


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Justhine De Guzman Uy completed a Bachelor of Arts Major in Mass Communication at New Era University, Quezon City, the Philippines in 2016

After graduation she worked at the Philippine Broadcasting Service performing transcription and business news writing, before moving to Eagle Broadcasting Corporation where she worked as a news editor, translator and production assistant.

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