Singapore morning news for February 10

Singapore morning news for February 10

Singapore morning news

Coronavirus: 6 patients in critical condition, an increase of 2 from Feb. 8
In an update on Feb. 9, the Ministry of Health (MOH) announced another three confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus (nCoV) in Singapore, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 43.
— Mothership

All workers with travel history to China must seek approval before entering Singapore: MOM
All work pass holders with travel history to mainland China within the last 14 days will have to obtain approval from Singapore’s Ministry of Manpower (MOM) before they enter Singapore.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Leggo’s Basil and Sundried Tomato Pesto recalled due to undeclared peanut allergens
Leggo’s Basil Pesto and Sundried Tomato Pesto have been recalled due to the potential presence of an undeclared peanut allergen.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

5 Singaporeans on quarantined cruise ship off Japan
Five Singaporeans are on the cruise ship that is currently quarantined in Yokohama, Japan.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Singapore raises risk alert for novel coronavirus to Orange
SINGAPORE authorities on Friday evening raised their risk assessment of the novel coronavirus from Yellow to Orange, the second highest level.
— The Business Times

MFA: 174 S’poreans return from Wuhan on Feb. 9, 2020 via Scoot flight
This is the second Scoot evacuation flight that brought back Singaporeans from Wuhan.
— Mothership

Pirates attack two ships within an hour in Singapore Strait on Sunday morning
Two ships in the Singapore Strait were attacked by pirates within the span of an hour in the wee hours of Sunday (Feb 9) morning.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

DBS cuts Singapore’s 2020 growth forecast to 0.9%
DBS Group Research has downgraded its growth forecast for Singapore’s 2020 real gross domestic product (GDP) to 0.9 per cent, from 1.4 per cent previously.
— The Business Times

Singapore to reduce toll charges at Woodlands and Tuas checkpoints from March 2
Toll charges for cars, buses and taxis at Woodlands and Tuas checkpoints will be reduced with effect from March 2 this year.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

MOM suspends work pass privilege of six employers and bans four workers permanently for breaching leave of absence requirement
Ministry of Manpower announced on Sunday that it has suspended the workpass privileges of six employers and revoked the work pass for four workers after they have found to have breached the leave of absence (LOA) requirements in place due to the coronavirus situation.
— The Online Citizen

More than 50% of Singapore households have picked up their masks, collection exercise extended
The deadline for mask collection at community centres or clubs (CC) will be extended to the end of February, said the People’s Association (PA) on Sunday (Feb 9).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

MAS asks financial institutions to adopt extra measures for DORSCON Orange
The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has advised financial institutions in Singapore to adopt additional measures and precautions, following the raising of the Disease Outbreak Response System Condition (DORSCON) level to Orange.
— Mothership

More admitted to drug rehab centre in 2019, driven by changes in law aimed at reducing relapse
The number of drug rehabilitation centre (DRC) admissions saw a sharp spike in 2019 following changes to the legislation, annual statistics released by the Singapore Prison Service (SPS) showed on Friday (Feb 7).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

MOH can’t confirm how S’porean caught Wuhan virus; Related virus can survive for hours outside body
The Ministry of Health (MOH) reported a new case yesterday (6 Feb) that a 41 year-old Singaporean, who has no recent travel history to China, was infected with the deadly Wuhan virus in Singapore.
— The Online Citizen

Coronavirus: Singapore firms worry production, shipment delays hit manufacturers
Singapore manufacturers are concerned that delays in production, shipment and delivery due to shuttered factories and quarantined workers arising from the worsening coronavirus outbreak will prompt their customers to switch suppliers.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

What we know about the 3 local transmission clusters of coronavirus
The authorities have named three clusters of locally transmitted coronavirus cases in Singapore, including a possible cluster associated with The Life Church and Missions Singapore.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Coronavirus: Made-in-Singapore diagnostics test implemented in hospitals here
A made-in-Singapore diagnostic test kit that detects the presence of the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) with high accuracy has been rolled out at some public hospitals here.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Coronavirus: Singapore to review strategy if cases climb
Singapore will have to reconsider its strategy if the number of coronavirus cases continues to grow, said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong yesterday.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Singaporeans who want to return from Hubei should contact MFA, embassy
Singaporeans in Wuhan and other cities in Hubei Province who would like to return home should contact the Singapore Embassy in Beijing or the Singapore Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Coronavirus: Panic buying reported in Johor Baru but Singapore crowds there “normal”, say shoppers
Social media posts and memes of Singaporeans charging across the Causeway to sweep supermarket shelves in Johor Bahru have been making the rounds.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

British Foreign Secretary arrives in Singapore seeking closer Asia-Pacific ties
British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab arrives for a one-day meeting in Singapore today (Feb 10) as part of a four-nation tour through the Asia-Pacific region, one which also included talks with key actors such as Japan and Australia.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Church linked to possible coronavirus cluster engaged cleaning company to disinfect premises, will suspend meetings
A church linked to a possible coronavirus cluster in Singapore said on Sunday (Feb 9) that it has engaged a professional cleaning company to disinfect its entire premises and will suspend meetings for at least two weeks.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Chan Chun Sing: S’poreans who hoard supplies or ‘behave inappropriately’ undermine our international reputation
He explained Singapore’s four-pronged stockpile strategy, which ensures that Singaporeans have enough food for prolonged contingencies.
— Mothership

Dr Tan Cheng Bock urges public to “stay calm”, “take care” and “be considerate”
Progress Singapore Party’s Secretary-General, Dr Tan Cheng Bock in a Facebook post on Sunday, urged the public to “stay calm”, “take care” and “be considerate” now that the ‘Disease Outbreak Response System Condition’ level in Singapore has been raised to “Orange” on Friday.
— The Online Citizen

FairPrice imposes purchase limits for paper products, rice and instant noodles amid coronavirus outbreak
Shoppers at all NTUC FairPrice outlets will only be allowed to buy four packs of paper products, two bags of rice and four bundle packs of instant noodles per customer from Sunday (Feb 9).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

NUS to implement e-learning for some classes amid coronavirus outbreak
E-learning will be implemented for classes with more than 50 students at the National University of Singapore (NUS) from Monday (Feb 10).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Commentary: Working from home because of the coronavirus? Don’t expect it to be paradise
The office gives you a better chance of picking up new ideas — and more, says the Financial Times’ Pilita Clark.

Maids, employers get coronavirus advisory amid reports of foreign domestic workers denied rest days
Foreign domestic workers (FDW) and employers were advised to discuss alternative arrangements for rest days and to consider precautionary measures in light of the coronavirus outbreak.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Coronavirus: Cabbies and private hire drivers ramp up precautionary measures
Ever since the first coronavirus case was reported here on Jan 23, cabby Alan Tay, 55, makes sure he disinfects his taxi before and after the end of every shift.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

PM Lee urges Singapore to take courage amid coronavirus outbreak, see through stressful time together
Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Saturday (Feb 8) urged Singapore to take courage amid an ongoing novel coronavirus outbreak and see through this stressful time together.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Commentary: That low-carbon future for Singapore isn’t so far-fetched
There are multiple scenarios of a low-carbon transition for Singapore which does not preclude the petrochemical and refining industry altogether, say Magzhan Sovetbek and Melissa Low of the Energy Studies Institute at NUS.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

New store lets needy families pick groceries they require
A store in Mountbatten estate which opened yesterday lets the needy choose the groceries they require, helping them regain agency and dignity.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

SDP launches policy paper on climate change
The Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) yesterday launched its policy paper on climate change, with party chairman Paul Tambyah saying it would be an issue raised in the upcoming general election, which must be held by April next year.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

People in Singapore support use of clean energy, want ‘more ambitious climate action’: NCCS study
People in Singapore strongly support the use of clean energy to power homes, vehicles and industries, and want more ambitious climate action, the National Climate Change Secretariat (NCCS) has found.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

‘I thought I had the common cold’: Singapore’s second coronavirus patient on her experience
A woman from Wuhan who tested positive for the novel coronavirus in Singapore said she initially thought she had the common cold.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Precautionary measures stepped up at Victoria Junior College after teacher tests positive for novel coronavirus
Precautionary measures have been stepped up to help minimise the potential spread of the novel coronavirus at Victoria Junior College, after a teacher at the school was one of three newly infected patients in Singapore.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

29th coronavirus case visited Seletar clinic before being sent to hospital
The 41-year-old man identified on Thursday (Feb 6) as Singapore’s 29th confirmed case of novel coronavirus had visited the Seletar clinic of Phoenix Medical Group twice before his infection was confirmed.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

CNA debunks fake tweet announcing school closure due to coronavirus outbreak
A fake screengrab of a CNA tweet was circulated widely on social media on Friday (Feb 7) saying that all schools including polytechnics and universities are to close next Monday due to the ongoing novel coronavirus outbreak.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Singapore to work closely with China to battle coronavirus threat: DPM Heng
Singapore will continue to work closely with China and the international community to fight the novel coronavirus, Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat said on Friday (Feb 7).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Public transport satisfaction remained high in 2019, bus waiting times score ‘significant improvement’
Satisfaction with public transport remained high in 2019, with a significant improvement in bus waiting times, the Public Transport Council (PTC) said on Friday (Feb 7).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Companies to add S$17.3b in value, 21,700 in jobs from Enterprise Singapore help in 2019
SINGAPORE companies could create S$17.3 billion in value added, with the support they got in 2019 from government agency Enterprise Singapore (ESG) – or 69 per cent more than the value added in 2018.
— The Business Times

Singapore Airshow hit by virus fears as 70 exhibitors pull out
More than 70 exhibitors including US aerospace giant Lockheed Martin have pulled out of the Singapore Airshow over concerns about the coronavirus outbreak, but organisers insisted Sunday that Asia’s biggest aviation event would still go ahead.
— The Online Citizen

A side-by-side comparison of how Hong Kong & S’pore have handled the coronavirus outbreak so far
Singapore’s novel coronavirus (nCoV) situation has been assessed to be DORSCON orange, said the Ministry of Health (MOH) on Friday, Feb. 7.
— Mothership

Half of all new two-room flexi flats bought by seniors, 40-year lease most popular: HDB
Slightly more than half of all new two-room flats were bought by seniors aged 55 and above since the two-room Flexi Scheme was introduced in 2015.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Coronavirus: Even private remarks that hurt racial feelings are uncalled for, says Masagos
Making remarks which hurt the religious or racial feelings of any community is uncalled for even if done privately, Minister-in-charge of Muslim Affairs Masagos Zulkifli said yesterday.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

It Changed My Life: From building bungalows to building a start-up
George Lim looks like your average friendly uncle, togged out in a well-worn cotton shirt, comfortable chinos and loafers.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Coronavirus: Discharged patient thanks medical team’s ‘hearts of gold’
For some years now, Ms Jiang, 53, who wants to be known only by her surname, had been hearing about how clean Singapore is and how friendly the people here are.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Last CNY at Geylang enclave as leases run out for residents
Come year end, the 60-year leases on all 191 houses on the street will expire, marking the first time in Singapore that residential properties will be returned to the State.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Lockheed Martin pulls out of Singapore Airshow over coronavirus concerns
US weapons maker Lockheed Martin said on Friday (Feb 7) it will not participate in next week’s Singapore Airshow over coronavirus concerns.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Netizens slam Stefanie Sun, By2 after a post on hoarding medical supplies in Singapore for China; Sun not involved in purchase of supplies
Singapore girl group By2 and singer Stefanie Sun are receiving backlash from netizens in response to a post on Weibo about stocking up on medical supplies in Singapore for China amid the Wuhan coronavirus outbreaks.
— The Online Citizen

Man who murdered woman, tried to have sex with her corpse gets life imprisonment
A man who killed a woman he desired and tried to have sex with her corpse was found guilty of murder on Friday (Feb 7).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

‘I never thought it would happen to me’: Teenage girl who was groomed online at 13
It began innocently with comments such as: “You can always tell me anything if it helps ok.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Extraordinary kindness – employer even helped maid to bathe after surgery
The Association of Employment Agencies has lauded Madam Lim Sok Geok, 63, naming her Employer of the Year for her extraordinary kindness to her Filipino helper Edencia Gamueda Antalan.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Expelled Yale-NUS student gets jail for filming shower videos of housemates, taking upskirt photos
A former Yale-NUS College student was sentenced to 27 weeks’ jail on Friday (Feb 7) for taking shower videos of his housemates and upskirt photos on campus.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Doctor charged with molesting woman at Mount Elizabeth Hospital, wants to claim trial
A doctor was charged on Friday (Feb 7) with four counts of molesting a woman at Mount Elizabeth Hospital.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Man jailed 24 years for sexually abusing stepdaughter from age 8, victim cries in court at his apology
A man was sentenced to 24 years’ jail on Friday (Feb 7) for sexually abusing his stepdaughter over six years since she was eight – crimes that came to light only when the victim suffered a mental breakdown.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)


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