Singapore morning news for April 14

Singapore morning news for April 14

Singapore morning newsMOM issues new guidelines, warns of virus risk outside purpose-built dorms
FOREIGN workers who live outside purpose-built dormitory facilities are also vulnerable to the deadly novel coronavirus that has claimed eight lives in Singapore, a new advisory from the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) has warned.
— The Business Times

New cases of virus reach high of 386 in Singapore
Singapore recorded a single-day high of 386 new coronavirus cases yesterday, with foreign workers in dormitories accounting for a significant proportion of them.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

24 work pass holders barred from working in Singapore for flouting COVID-19 circuit breaker measures
A total of 24 work pass holders have had their permits revoked and permanently barred from working in Singapore for breaking COVID-19 circuit breaker rules, said the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) on Monday (Apr 13).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Govt will ‘come down hard’ on those who abuse Covid-19 Temporary Relief Fund: Shanmugam
SINGAPORE’S Home Affairs Minister K Shanmugam has warned that the government will “come down hard” on people who abuse the Covid-19 Temporary Relief Fund.
— The Business Times

Singapore property investment sales take coronavirus hit with 37% Q1 drop: Report
Property investment sales in Singapore fell 37 per cent to $3.02 billion in the first quarter of this year from the previous three months as the coronavirus outbreak took its toll on investor sentiment, a report from Cushman & Wakefield on Monday (April 13) showed.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Coronavirus: More will die in S’pore if people keep flouting circuit breaker measures, says NCID
Dr Shawn Vasoo said people are not taking the pandemic seriously enough and appealed to them to be more socially responsible.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

3 establishments including Putien, Jollibee fined for breaching COVID-19 safe distancing measures
Thirty businesses were told to cease operations and three establishments – including Putien and Jollibee – were fined following enforcement checks over the long weekend.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Abuse of vulnerable folk like the elderly and those with disabilities almost doubles in 3 years
The number of seniors and persons with disabilities who were abused, often by their children, has almost doubled in the past three years.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Singapore schools to resume use of Zoom for home-based learning with additional safeguards in place
MOE has allowed schools to progressively resume the use of video-conferencing platform Zoom after having introduced three additional layers of defence.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Nearly a million trees’ worth of greenhouse gases offset by solar power from home-grown Sunseap in 2019
Home-grown firm Sunseap has said that the solar power it generated in 2019 made a huge impact on the environment – equal to planting nearly a million tree seedlings over ten years.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Coronavirus: MOM stepping up inspections in in factory-converted dorms
The Ministry of Manpower (MOM) has stepped up inspections at factory-converted dormitories (FCDs) to ensure that living conditions are acceptable, in light of the spread of the coronavirus through the foreign worker community here.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Temperature checks, reusable masks for inmates
Singapore’s prison inmates, numbering about 11,000, have each been issued with a reusable mask as part of the country’s precautionary moves to curb the spread of the coronavirus.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Singaporeans chip in to help others
Some Singaporeans are stepping up to help those in need and affected by the circuit breaker measures.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Life at the Singapore Expo: A COVID-19 patient shares his experience in a community isolation facility
The conditions are functional, the rooms are basic, but COVID-19 patient Matthew’s resolve is stronger than ever – he hopes to return home to his family as soon as possible.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Coronavirus: Jurong West E-Bridge Pre-school closed after pupil tests positive
Yet another pre-school has been temporarily closed after a pupil tested positive for the coronavirus.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Coronavirus: No police road blocks to enforce elevated safe distancing measures
Text and WhatsApp messages being circulated recently claiming the police had stopped motorists at road blocks and fined them for not complying with the enhanced safe distancing measures are false, said the police.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

ATMs get self-disinfecting coating as people begin to withdraw their $600 Solidarity payment from Tuesday
Come Tuesday (April 14), many ATMs across Singapore will be covered with an anti-microbial coating as banks seek to assure Singaporeans that it is safe to withdraw from the machines their one-off payment of $600 from the Solidarity Budget.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Elderly woman dies alone in Malaysia, family in Singapore struggles with funeral arrangements amid COVID-19 restrictions
A family with roots in both Singapore and Malaysia found itself at a loss, after an adopted grandaunt died alone in her Johor Bahru home over the weekend.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

More than $54,000 raised for low-income children and youth through Covid-19 song campaign
The money from more than 260 donors will be channelled to the beneficiaries of The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund and The Business Times Budding Artists Fund.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Uber veteran Tiger Fang raises $43.9m pitching his logistics start-up will battle coronavirus
A former Uber Technologies executive has raised $31 million (S$43.9 million) for his Indonesian logistics start-up with an unusual pitch that it will help organizations battle the coronavirus in the country.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

11 recovered COVID-19 patients in Singapore to donate blood for plasma therapy treatment
Eleven people who have recovered from COVID-19 have been recruited to donate blood for a novel treatment of the coronavirus, said a director at Singapore’s National Centre for Infectious Diseases (NCID).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Man jailed for cursing at doctor, making threat in police lock-up
A man made a ruckus at a hospital, cursing at the doctor and refusing to leave, before making a threat while in police lock-up months later.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

School meal subsidies extended to needy students who don’t return to school during home-based learning period
Primary and Secondary school students on the Ministry of Education’s (MOE) financial assistance scheme will now receive meal subsidies regardless of whether they return to school during the full home-based learning period.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Family members of Pioneer Generation may buy discounted groceries at FairPrice on their behalf during COVID-19 circuit breaker
Close relatives of members of the Pioneer Generation (PG) may purchase discounted groceries on their behalf during this circuit breaker period, said NTUC FairPrice on Monday (Apr 13).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Mental health practitioners disappointed by ‘non-essential’ status of psychological treatment under Covid-19 circuit breaker measures
Private mental health practitioners were left disappointed by the removal of psychological treatment from the essential services exempted from workplace closures, which took effect last Tuesday (April 7).
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Police warn of scammers claiming Chinese officials seized COVID-19 ‘contraband medicine’
Police on Monday (Apr 13) issued an advisory alerting the public to a scam in which callers pretending to be Ministry of Health (MOH) staff would claim that Chinese officials had seized COVID-19 contraband medicine registered under the victims’ names.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Necessary for Singapore to fast-track COVID-19 laws amid unprecedented situation: Lawyers
In the past month, Singapore has fast-tracked a slew of regulations and laws aimed at limiting the number of COVID-19 cases, which crossed the 2,000 figure on Friday (Apr 10).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Singapore-listed Biolidics to distribute Covid-19 rapid test kits in US
Singapore-based cancer diagnostics company Biolidics on Monday (April 13) said it has notified and received acknowledgement from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the intended distribution of its Covid-19 rapid test kits in the US.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

More than 200 fines to be issued to members of the public for flouting safe distancing measures
More than 200 fines will be issued to members of the public for flouting elevated safe distancing measures on Sunday (Apr 12), the Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources said in a press release.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Police investigate man who reportedly slapped petrol station employee who asked him to wear a face mask
The police are investigating a man who reportedly slapped a service attendant at a petrol station located along Jervois Road after she advised him to wear a face mask.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Two arrested for e-commerce scams involving Nintendo Switch consoles on Carousell
Two male youths were arrested this week for a series of e-commerce scams involving Nintendo Switch consoles on Carousell, said the police on Monday (Apr 13).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Man arrested for rash act and possession of 18 airsoft guns
A 47-year-old man was arrested last Thursday (April 9), after 18 airsoft guns – replica toy weapons that shoot non-metallic projectiles – were found in his possession.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

MMA shows shelved after new Singapore COVID-19 clampdown
Two mixed martial arts (MMA) events planned behind closed doors in Singapore this month have been postponed after the city-state tightened restrictions to fight the coronavirus, organisers said Monday.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

SAP promotes Eileen Chua to Singapore MD to lead expansion here
German enterprise software giant SAP on Monday (April 13) announced the appointment of Eileen Chua as managing director for Singapore.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Woman accused of maid abuse allegedly told victim to eat hair from toilet floor
Singaporean Tan Hui Mei, 34, faces three assault charges and two counts of harassing the Indonesian woman.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

International school ex-teacher jailed over 2 accidents where one victim suffered spinal fracture
A former teacher, who had taught at a British international school in Malaysia, was sentenced on Monday (April 13) to 10 weeks’ jail and a fine of $1,600 over two traffic incidents in Singapore.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)



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