Singapore morning news for April 13

Singapore morning news for April 13

Singapore morning newsCoronavirus: Work pass holder banned from working in S’pore, 39 foreign workers fined for breaching rules
The worker from an essential firm continued to loiter at various places for an extended period of time after his meal, returning to his place of residence only the next day.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

COVID-19: 9 in 10 Singaporeans will receive S$600 payout on Apr 14
Nine in 10 Singaporeans will on Tuesday (Apr 14) receive the S$600 one-off cash payout announced as part of the Solidarity Budget earlier this month, the Ministry of Finance (MOF) said on Sunday.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

233 new cases; seven new coronavirus clusters found
Singapore reported 233 new cases of Covid-19 infection yesterday, as well as seven new clusters, said the Ministry of Health (MOH).
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Singapore reports 8th death linked to COVID-19, 191 new cases
Singapore reported 191 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday (Apr 11), taking the total number of cases to 2,299.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Coronavirus: Two more worker dormitories declared as isolation areas, bringing total to 7
Two more foreign worker dormitories have been placed under isolation, as Covid-19 cases among these sites continue to rise.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Five McDonald’s Singapore employees diagnosed with COVID-19, 4 outlets closed until further notice
Five McDonald’s employees have been diagnosed with COVID-19, said the fast food chain in a press release on Sunday (Apr 12).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Coronavirus: How the law may be applied in 4 scenarios
The new Covid-19 (Temporary Measures) Act offers relief for individuals and businesses unable to meet contractual obligations because of the coronavirus pandemic.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

All beaches in Singapore closed as part of tougher COVID-19 measures: Lawrence Wong
All beaches in Singapore will be closed as part of efforts to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in the country.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Coronavirus: $300 fine for flouting circuit breaker measures
From today, anyone flouting the circuit breaker measures will be fined $300 right away, said Minister for the Environment and Water Resources Masagos Zulkifli yesterday.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Coronavirus: Commuters too have to wear them soon
Commuters will soon have to wear masks on public transport, even after the circuit breaker period ends, Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan said in a Facebook post yesterday.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

No pay cuts at bank branches affected by brief closure
WITH selected branches suspending operations to meet stricter safe distancing requirements, banks have come out to assure affected staff that they will suffer no pay cuts, despite being redeployed.
— The Business Times

Coronavirus: Foreign workers to be temporarily housed in two floating facilities
Foreign workers will be temporarily housed in two floating accommodation facilities from this week in a bid to contain the coronavirus spread.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Coronavirus: No entry for shoppers without masks
Shoppers in supermarkets, convenience stores, pharmacies and malls must wear masks from today or they will be denied entry.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

A Singaporean nurse’s US stint was cut short by COVID-19 – these folks stepped up to help
Siti Zawiyah was on attachment with a New Jersey hospital when the outbreak and panic-buying happened, and her flight back home was cancelled.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

‘Circuit breaker’ will take time to yield results, says PM Lee, citing NZ experience
SINGAPORE’S “circuit breaker” measures can be effective in slowing down Covid-19 infections over time if taken seriously, as they did in other countries which adopted similarly stringent moves after a surge in new cases, said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Friday.
— The Business Times

COVID-19 measures: Safe distancing situation has ‘improved significantly’, but must still be taken seriously, says DPM Heng
The situation concerning elevated safe distancing measures in public places has improved significantly compared to the last few days, particularly in wet markets, said Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat on Sunday (Apr 12).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Coronavirus: 10 music videos, parodies on the outbreak to check out
First there were hand wash songs, and next came the parodies.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

All playfields under SLA to close with immediate effect
All playfields under the Singapore Land Authority (SLA) have been closed with immediate effect as part of the nationwide measures to curb the spread of Covid-19, the agency said on Sunday (April 12).
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Singapore churches hold online services to mark Easter Sunday
Churches across Singapore conducted Easter Sunday services online in view of stringent distancing measures in force islandwide to curb the coronavirus outbreak.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Circuit breaker classes: Yoga, tuition and gyms move online as Singapore gets used to operating in virtual worlds
Armed with a large iPad, a laptop and a large monitor screen, over 40 tuition teachers with Raymond’s Maths & Science Studio press on with their regular lessons amid the COVID-19 outbreak.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Coronavirus: Delivery riders, cabbies can eat at void decks, parks if they can’t head home
The update from MOH comes after taxi and private-hire car drivers, and food delivery riders told ST they did not know where to eat during their shifts.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Commentary: Singaporeans more adaptable than they give themselves credit for
The COVID-19 outbreak is changing how Singaporeans approach parenting, education and work, says June Yong.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

‘The hardest thing I’ve been through’: Hallucinations, fever, pneumonia – but finally victory for this COVID-19 patient
At one point of time, there were so many tubes and devices attached to the body of Bambang Sugeng Kajairi that he would joke with family members that he was Iron Man.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

2 people fined for not complying with COVID-19 safe distancing rules: NEA
Two people were fined S$300 on Saturday (Apr 11) for not complying with safe distancing rules at markets and hawker centres meant to curb the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, said the National Environment Agency (NEA).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Coronavirus: New law offers relief over affected events and payments
Mr Tan and his fiancee were to tie the knot at a hotel on April 5, but 10 days before the wedding, the Government announced stepped-up measures on mass gatherings to stem the spread of the coronavirus, forcing them to postpone the event.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Coronavirus: Awfully Chocolate owner relieved over protection for tenants
Since the coronavirus outbreak, Ms Lyn Lee has seen business across her Awfully Chocolate outlets and Sinpopo branches fall in revenue.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Singapore researchers pushing on with work to combat Covid-19
Singapore’s fight against the coronavirus is set to continue on the research front, even as laboratory work for other projects is discontinued during the circuit breaker month.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Maids must stay home on rest days under Covid-19 circuit breaker rules: MOM
Foreign domestic workers (FDWs) must stay home on their rest days, said the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) yesterday.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Stay home for Singapore web portal with resources for circuit breaker period launched
A web portal with resources for people staying at home during the COVID-19 circuit breaker period has been launched.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

COVID-19: More than 4,500 swab tests performed at polyclinics, GP clinics to date, says MOH
More than 4,500 COVID-19 swab tests have been performed by polyclinics and general practitioner (GP) clinics to date, said the Ministry of Health (MOH) on Saturday (Apr 11).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Nearly 700 Singapore citizens, residents evacuated from India
Nearly 700 Singapore residents have been evacuated from India, after many made long road journeys to reach the airports, Singapore’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) said on Saturday (Apr 11).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

40 fines, more than 3,100 warnings issued for safe distancing offences
A total of 40 fines and more than 3,100 stern warnings have been issued to members of the public for not complying with safe distancing measures.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Firms offer cash and aid in kind as staff tighten their belts
AS the Covid-19 epidemic takes a toll on households, companies are stepping up to help their staff tide over possible cash crunches.
— The Business Times

COVID-19: SMRT reviewing safe distancing on buses; notice on passenger limits was put up ‘prematurely’
SMRT is still in discussion with the Land Transport Authority (LTA) about specific measures to limit passengers on its buses, as part of stricter safe-distancing measures to curb the spread of COVID-19, the operator said on Friday (Apr 10).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

NGOs launch initiatives to help migrant workers amid COVID-19 outbreak
Ground-up initiatives have sprung up to help foreign workers who have been affected by Singapore’s circuit breaker measures that are aimed at curbing the spread of COVID-19.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Coronavirus: Missing his friends but not exams
Home is a little cosier than school, but undergraduate B. Thirukarthik said he misses school now, after several weeks away from it.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Coronavirus: Many things on his plate, but not just work
Senior Parliamentary Secretary for Health and Home Affairs Amrin Amin, 41, has many things on his plate – in more ways than one.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Coronavirus: Even busier with online tuition classes
Moving his tuition classes online has made his daily schedule busier than before, said Mr Kelvin Sim, founder of Thinkel Learning Lab.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Coronavirus: Why are seniors still going out?
A day after Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong made a special appeal to older Singaporeans to stay home during the coronavirus outbreak, many senior citizens were still out doing their weekend shopping at markets yesterday.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

British boy fighting rare cancer is discharged after coming to Singapore for experimental treatment
It was a moment of pure elation for the family of Oscar Saxelby-Lee – the six-year-old has finally been discharged from hospital after staying cancer-free for nearly three months.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Home-Fix founder and brother face bankruptcy petitions
BELEAGUERED hardware firm Home-Fix DIY founder Low Cheong Kee and his younger brother are facing bankruptcy applications from Nippon Paint (Singapore) Company over judgement debt of about half a million dollars.
— The Business Times

Police arrest and suspend licence of lorry driver driving against traffic on Tampines Expressway
A 28-year-old male driver has been arrested after videos of him riding against traffic along the Tampines Expressway made the rounds on social media.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Mediation can lead to stronger neighbourly ties: MinLaw
A single mother struggling to raise her two young children was unaware that the noise her children made was disturbing the family next door.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

 

 

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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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