Singapore morning news for April 27

Singapore morning news for April 27

Singapore morning news

Singapore factory output rebounds 16.5% in March due to surge in pharmaceuticals
SINGAPORE’S factory output for March rebounded with a 16.5 per cent year-on-year jump on the back of a surge in biomedical manufacturing amid the novel coronavirus pandemic, said the Economic Development Board (EDB) on Friday.
— The Business Times

Singapore to propose law to enable virtual marriage solemnisations amid Covid-19 outbreak
This means that the couple would not have to be present at the Registry of Marriages or the Registry of Muslim Marriages, nor need to be in the physical presence of a marriage solemniser and witnesses.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

931 new COVID-19 infection cases confirmed; Brings total tally to 13,624
As of Sunday (26 April 2020), 12pm, Ministry of Health (MOH) has preliminarily confirmed an additional 931 cases of COVID-19 infection in Singapore.
— The Online Citizen

Tax obligations for returning Singaporeans and foreigners
For Singaporeans or Singapore permanent residents returning from working abroad: Employment income for the period from the arrival in Singapore to Sept 30 will not be taxable.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Two foreign workers killed in early-morning collision with sedan
Two foreign workers were killed in an accident involving a car and the motorcycle they were on in the early hours of Saturday (April 25) morning.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

The rise of non-consensual porn in Singapore, and the battle to stem its spread
Violated by image-based sexual abuse, some of these women are finding ways to do more than just damage control.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

URA: S’pore retail, office rents dropped in Q1 amid pandemic
According to the data released by the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) on Friday (24 April), both retail and office rents and prices in Singapore declined in Q1 of the year as businesses are battered by the COVID-19 pandemic.
— The Online Citizen

PM Lee’s May Day speech to be aired on TV, social media
PRIME Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s annual May Day Rally will not be held in person this year, amid a prolonged “circuit breaker” to control the spread of the deadly novel coronavirus.
— The Business Times

SIA extends flight cancellations to June amid COVID-19 travel restrictions
Singapore Airlines (SIA) announced on Friday (Apr 24) that it has extended its flight cancellations to June amid global travel restrictions due to COVID-19.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Singapore flag may be displayed now until September as ‘demonstration of unity, solidarity’ during COVID-19 outbreak: MCCY
The national flag may be displayed with immediate effect until Sep 30, when the period marking National Day celebrations ends, said the Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth (MCCY) on Saturday (Apr 25).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

MOH suspends officer who was arrested over leak of COVID-19 case numbers
The Ministry of Health (MOH) has suspended an officer accused of leaking COVID-19 case numbers and accessing information without authorisation, the ministry said on Friday (Apr 24).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Singapore falls heavily on COVID-19 pandemic due to three flaws, says M’sia Sinchew Daily’s Tay Tian Yan
There are three flaws in the measures taken by Singapore government when dealing with the COVID-19 crisis, including government’s overconfidence, a lack of crisis awareness and the citizens’ overdependence on government, says Tay Tian Yan, the deputy executive editor-in-chief of Malaysia’s Sinchew Daily.
— The Online Citizen

What happened to the enforcement of the Foreign Employee Dormitories Act? Wasn’t the dorms supposed to have quarantine plans?
Between 19 to 23 April, the Ministry of Health (MOH) has reported 4,914 new positive cases of COVID-19 amongst migrant workers living in dormitories.
— The Online Citizen

Coronavirus: Dip in local cases a good sign but too early to say Singapore has turned the corner, say experts
Nine community cases, excluding migrant workers, were confirmed on Saturday, marking the first time numbers have dropped to the single digits this month.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Razer’s face mask manufacturing line begins production, able to produce 5 million masks a month
Singapore gaming company Razer announced on Friday (Apr 24) that its fully automated mask manufacturing line was now operational and has begun production.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Hundred of tonnes of PPE and medical supplies sent from Singapore to UK and US to assist with COVID-19 efforts
No country has been worse hit by the COVID-19 pandemic than the United States which has recorded over 890,000 cases so far and 50,372 deaths, according to the latest updates based on the New York Times database.
— The Online Citizen

COVID-19: 7 Singapore residents repatriated from Fiji
Seven Singapore residents arrived in Singapore on Saturday afternoon (Apr 25) after they were repatriated from the city of Nadi in Fiji.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Changing face of funerals amid Covid-19 circuit breaker rules
As the elderly woman grieved for her husband, she muttered under her breath: Why don’t we have fu qi (good fortune)? Why does my husband have to die at the wrong time?
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Dorm operator who locked migrant workers in room given ‘stern warning’ by MOM; police investigating
A dormitory operator which locked 20 migrant workers in their room after a close contact of theirs tested positive for COVID-19 has been given a stern warning, said the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) on Friday (Apr 24).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

COVID-19: 85 Singapore citizens, residents repatriated from Saudi Arabia
Eighty-five Singapore citizens and residents arrived in Singapore on Friday morning (Apr 24) after they were repatriated from Saudi Arabia.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Earliest three dormitories isolated with more than 3k COVID-19 cases now, had measles outbreaks in dorm 9-10 months ago
It was reported that the S11 Dormitory @ Punggol (2 Seletar North Link) run by S11 group now has the most number of confirmed COVID-19 cases among foreign workers staying in dormitories.
— The Online Citizen

Rentokil: Battling mosquitoes and pests amid dengue outbreak and COVID-19 situation in Singapore
In a press release earlier today (24 April), Rentokil, Singapore’s leading pest management specialist, shared how certain measures can be taken to further guard against unwanted “guests” in the house, which can be crucial steps to prevent the spread of Dengue by the Aedes mosquito as well as control the proliferation of pest such as ants and cockroaches, which may be elevated during this period.
— The Online Citizen

COVID-19 cluster Northpoint City to remain open, will roll out disinfecting robots to fight spread of virus
Shopping mall Northpoint City will remain open and roll out a series of measures to combat the spread of the coronavirus, including using UV-disinfecting autonomous mobile robots, a spokesperson for the mall said on Sunday (Apr 26).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

OCBC Bank to hold virtual AGM on May 18, investors must pre-register by May 15
OCBC Bank’s annual general meeting (AGM) will be held virtually on May 18, the lender told shareholders in an announcement on Sunday morning (April 26).
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Walking around engaging citizens when you have asked them to stay home is not leadership, it is arrogance
Peoples’ Action Party (PAP) Member of Parliament (MP) Chia Shi-Lu was criticised by some a few weeks ago for allegedly going on a walkabout amid the COVID-19 outbreak when social distancing and unessential trips out were discouraged.
— The Online Citizen

COVID-19: Behind the scenes at the Changi Exhibition Centre community isolation facility
It is known as home to the biennial Singapore Airshow, but the sprawling Changi Exhibition Centre (CEC), has been repurposed into a community isolation facility to house recovering COVID-19 patients and early patients displaying mild symptoms of the disease.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Muis rebuts allegations of corruption in its halal certification process
The Islamic Religious Council of Singapore (Muis) has rebutted allegations by a foreign news site that its halal certification process is corrupt, saying that it places utmost priority in ensuring the integrity of its system.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

COVID-19: Construction projects could be delayed months, as contractors fear manpower crunch when clearing backlog
The COVID-19 “circuit breaker” measures could delay construction projects by months, contractors said, predicting a manpower crunch when they eventually try to clear the backlog.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

To beat ‘sneaky’ coronavirus, test more and lift circuit breaker gradually when time is right: Experts
Five weeks from now, if the number of daily COVID-19 cases in the community falls to single digits and the situation in the foreign worker dormitories improves, “circuit breaker” measures in Singapore may ease gradually, experts said.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Businesses affected due to Covid-19, but bosses step up to help foreign workers
Sales at Liang Food Caterer have plunged by around 80 per cent in recent weeks but general manager Foo Zhi Yang is still lending a hand to the community by dishing up meals for migrant workers.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Coronavirus: Singapore sings beloved national tune Home to thank front-line, migrant workers
Thousands of people joined an islandwide singalong to belt out the well-loved tune Home last night in an effort to thank front-line and migrant workers.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

More terminally ill patients staying at home or in hospice, partly due to hospital bed crunch, fear of Covid-19 infection
More people are spending their last days at home or in hospices instead of hospitals, in part because of the bed crunch and fear of coronavirus infection, say two hospices.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Recovered patients may not be immune to Covid-19: WHO
In Singapore, overall infection figures need to fall consistently for a few days before one can safely say that it is on a surer footing in containing the situation, says infectious diseases expert Dr Leong Hoe Nam.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Circulating WhatsApp message lists events that suggest how PAP fails Singapore and its migrant workers
With 618 new COVID-19 cases reported on 25 April, which then brought the total to 12,693 cases in Singapore, Singapore citizens could not help but to further question the government’s decision on handling the issue revolving migrant workers here.
— The Online Citizen

Mortgage customers up in arms over CIMB’s floor rate hike
CIMB Singapore has raised the ire of customers with its move to raise the floor of certain mortgages pegged to the one-month Singapore interbank offered rate (Sibor) – with that floor rate now higher than the prevailing market rate.
— The Business Times

More than 400 people turned away on first day of enforced restricted entry at 4 wet markets: NEA
More than 400 people were turned away from the four wet markets in Singapore that have instituted restricted entry to curb the spread of COVID-19, the National Environment Agency (NEA) said on Friday (Apr 24).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Chinese national says “incomprehensible” and “unbelievable” when seeing shops and restaurants are still operating as usual amid “Circuit Breaker”
A male Chinese national expressed his worry over the attitude of Singaporeans who seems taking lightly the threat of COVID-19 while advising Singapore to learn from China to implement stricter measures against COVID-19.
— The Online Citizen

Most court cases adjourned in line with COVID-19 circuit breaker extension, usual June recess to be skipped
In line with the extension of Singapore’s COVID-19 circuit breaker period to Jun 1, the courts will be adjourning most of their cases until early June.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

SAF Navy continue to deploy medical personnel at S11 Dormitory @ Punggol
The Singapore Navy has been deploying its medical personnel to provide urgent frontline medical care to migrant workers living at S11 Dormitory @ Punggol – the largest COVID-19 cluster to date.
— The Online Citizen

Enough for 30,000 free meals – donations stun NTU undergrads cooking beehoon for the needy
Since their story was published, Lee Ray Sheng and team have been overwhelmed by generous offers of help in cash, kind and service, which have allowed them to expand their operations.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Briton deported and barred from re-entering Singapore after making false travel declaration
A British national, who is married to a Singapore permanent resident, has been deported after he falsely declared his travel history at the Family Justice Courts.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Home-based businesses must abide by circuit breaker measures or face S$1,000 fine
Home-based businesses, including those in the food and beverage line, must meet certain criteria in order to continue operating during the “circuit breaker” period or face a S$1,000 fine.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

COVID-19: Support staff at Singapore hospitals work quietly behind the scenes as cases increase
Somewhere within a sprawling hospital complex, a troop of personnel are hard at work.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Circuit breaker tough on special needs children, but parents find creative ways to cope
They do not adapt to being stuck at home as well as their typically developing peers.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

SIA responds to Sias queries on S$15b cash call
THE worsening environment for aviation amid the Covid-19 pandemic has made it very difficult for airlines to tap debt capital markets, Singapore Airlines (SIA) has said, in explanation of the need for its proposed S$15 billion debt and equity capital raising.
— The Business Times

Ong Ye Kung: AUs to provide free CET modules for final year students graduating this year
Considering how the COVID-19 pandemic will impact the global economy, many people are in the process of losing their jobs and closing their businesses.
— The Online Citizen

22-year-old charged with breaching quarantine half an hour before it ended
A 22-year-old man was charged on Friday (Apr 24) with breaching his quarantine order half an hour before his isolation period ended.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Suspect arrested in attempted armed robbery along Changi Road
A suspect has been arrested in an attempted armed robbery along Changi Road, the Singapore Police Force said on Sunday (Apr 26).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Two drivers caught carpooling; vehicles seized
Two drivers who allegedly provided carpooling services during the circuit breaker period have had their vehicles seized, the Land Transport Authority (LTA) said yesterday.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Coronavirus: Couple use time at home to make YouTube videos to engage son and educate others
Between trying their best to stay positive while cooped up at home and missing their friends, Dr Mani Chugh and Dr Gaurav Chugh found time to give their only child his digital debut.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

‘Thank you’ posters for delivery riders amid Covid-19 circuit breaker
With the circuit breaker measures, those who deliver food to residences have taken on an outsized importance – and Mr Pann Lim and his colleagues have put their design skills to work to make sure this group of essential workers know they are appreciated.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Woman filmed shouting, spitting at KFC employee in NEX outlet arrested
A woman who was filmed shouting and spitting at a KFC employee at NEX shopping centre has been arrested.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Rising above adversity to become a maths whizz and top student
With a grade point average (GPA) of 3.9 out of 4, Singapore Polytechnic (SP) graduate Amrita Kaur Ishwar Singh is on her way to reading accountancy in university.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

 

 

Feature photo Singapore Ministry of Manpower
This week’s Singapore morning news feature photo focuses on World Day for Safety and Health at Work, April 28.

 

Find our previous morning news feature photos in the AEC News Today Morning News Feature Photos gallery where you will find a pictorial display of daily life throughout the Asean Economic Community (AEC).

 

 

About Singapore morning news.

Singapore morning news roundup is the most comprehensive hand-curated selection of Singapore English language news headlines published. Each weekday we scour hundreds of local and international news sites and websites to find the most recent Singapore English language news today.

We filter our the dull, the boring, the repetitive, and the click-bait and package all of the Singapore daily news that you need to know to start your day into an easy to read, time saving format of Singapore news headlines and first paragraphs before 8.15am Singapore time.

We clearly identify the source of all the Singapore news headlines, whether it is behind a paywall, a media release, or whether the news site uses annoying pop-up advertising or auto-play video, in case those things annoy you too. If a website uses particularly invasive pop-up adverts, we’ll tell you.

This enables you to make an informed choice of whether you want to learn more by clicking directly through to the original Singapore news article, or keep on reading the remaining Singapore daily news headlines.

Click here to get your Singapore English language news today by email before 9am Singapore time daily. Remember to watch out for the confirmation email from us to confirm your subscription. Check your trash folder if you do not see it.

For more immediate updates download the AEC News Today Mobile App from the Apple or Google stores, or follow us on Twitter.

 

#Independentmedia

Governance, not government; policies not politics.

 

The following two tabs change content below.

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.

Support independent media by sharing using these tools. Do not steal our content

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.