Singapore morning news for February 12

Singapore morning news for February 12

Singapore morning news

2 new coronavirus cases in Singapore, including second Bangladeshi worker and RWS casino employee
Singapore reported two more confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus on Tuesday (Feb 11), said the Ministry of Health (MOH) in a daily update.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Singapore ranked most liveable city for Asian expats for 15th year
Singapore has been ranked the most liveable city for expatriates from other Asian markets for the 15th year running.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Dengue outbreak possible with rise of DenV-3, a virus type not dominant in more than 30 years
The weekly cases had been rising steadily since mid-December, peaking at 404 cases in mid-January.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

SFA directs recall of some Tee Yih Jia spring rolls and samosas due to possible milk allergen
The Singapore Food Agency (SFA) has directed a recall of several spring roll and samosa products produced by local manufacturer Tee Yih Jia Food Manufacturing due to the potential presence of an undeclared milk allergen in them.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Singapore tourism to take ‘significant hit’ in 2020 due to coronavirus, up to 30% fewer visitors expected
The tourism sector will take a “significant hit”, with visitor arrivals estimated to fall by 25 per cent to 30 per cent this year due to the novel coronavirus outbreak, said the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) on Tuesday (Feb 11).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Singapore’s visitor arrivals down by about 20,000 a day amid coronavirus outbreak
This estimation is steeper than the 19 per cent decline in 2003, when Singapore endured the Sars outbreak.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Number of travellers and cargoes cleared in 2019 highest in 5 years: ICA
The number of travellers and cargoes cleared by the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) in 2019 was the highest in five years, the authority said on Tuesday (Feb 11).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

S’pore coronavirus patient who attended Grand Hyatt meeting discharged just 4 days after confirmation of infection
Two more coronavirus patients have been discharged, the Ministry of Health (MOH) announced on Feb. 11, 2020.
— Mothership

PM Lee praised by foreign media for helping to allay fears amid coronavirus outbreak
Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s response in the wake of a nationwide panic buying that ensued on Friday, Feb. 7, was commended by foreign media and public health experts.
— Mothership

Coronavirus: SAF monitoring temperatures of soldiers, staggering meal times in camps as part of new measures
Cleaning and disinfection schedules for SAF-chartered buses and ferries have been stepped up.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

One of the world’s largest floating solar farm to be completed by 2021 at Tengeh Reservoir
It will be as big as 45 football fields and can generate enough electricity to power 16,000 four-room HDB flats.
— Mothership

Commentary: The biggest work-from-home exercise may have just begun. How ready is Singapore?
Many Singapore workers already say they work from home at least once a week so the implementation of flexible work arrangements as part of business continuity plans should be seamless, says Adrian Tan.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Singapore Airshow gives a first glimpse of what to expect from the F-35B ahead of RSAF assessment
Like a scene from an Avengers movie, the F-35B fighter jet drifted to the middle of centre stage at the Singapore Airshow, its spinning lift fan and downwards rear nozzle drowning out the accompanying music.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Ten years on, Singapore’s Asia Genesis hedge fund plans comeback
LOCAL hedge fund manager Chua Soon Hock is back in business after a 10-year hiatus.
— The Business Times

London judge rejects StanChart robber’s bid to stop extradition to Singapore
Canadian David James Roach is accused of robbing Standard Chartered Bank’s Holland Village branch of $30,450 on July 7, 2016.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Certis Cisco officer infected with coronavirus not deployed at main Chingay parade, says People’s Association
The Certis Cisco officer who was deployed at Chingay this year and who was later found to be infected by the novel coronavirus on Monday (Feb 10) was not deployed at the main parade, the People’s Association (PA) said in response to CNA queries on Tuesday.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Equity and debt fundraising up 49% in January to $50.4 billion: SGX
Total equity and debt fundraising shot up 49 per cent from December to hit $50.4 billion in January, the Singapore Exchange (SGX) noted on Tuesday (Feb 11).
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

What will the younger generation learn from our response to the coronavirus outbreak?
The coronavirus outbreak has left many Singaporeans on edge, both over health concerns and over its disruption to our lives.
— The Pride

Resilience is key during crisis like coronavirus outbreak, says President Halimah
While the 11 finalists for The Straits Times Singaporean of the Year award hail from different fields, they display many valuable traits worth emulating like resilience, said President Halimah Yacob.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

NTU to log student attendance via QR codes to facilitate contact tracing for coronavirus outbreak if needed
Students from the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) will have to log their attendance for lessons and co-curricular activities from Wednesday (Feb 12), to facilitate contact tracing if needed, in light of the novel coronavirus outbreak.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Symptoms of novel coronavirus mild, similar to all respiratory viruses in early stage: Expert
Among 45 people who have been infected by the novel coronavirus here as of Monday (Feb 10), at least eight of them visited a doctor twice or thrice before testing positive for the virus at a hospital.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

‘Painstaking’ contact tracing work by SPF led to discovery of possible cluster at Paya Lebar church: Shanmugam
The Singapore Police Force (SPF) is assisting the Health Ministry (MOH) with the very important task of contact tracing and had helped uncover a possible coronavirus cluster at a Paya Lebar church, said Minister for Law and Home Affairs K Shanmugam on Tuesday (Feb 11).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

No plans to cancel SAF in-camp training amid coronavirus concerns: Heng Chee How
There are no plans to cancel Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) in-camp training amid concerns about the coronavirus outbreak, Senior Minister of State for Defence Heng Chee How said on Tuesday (Feb 11).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

HDB launches 3,095 flats in Toa Payoh, Sembawang in first exercise of 2020
The Housing and Development Board (HDB) has launched 3,095 flats for sale under the February 2020 Build-To-Order (BTO) exercise, it said in a news release on Tuesday (Feb 11).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

PA denies infected Certis Cisco officer had close contact with Chingay performers or audience
The organiser of Chingay 2020, People’s Association (PA) has denied that the confirmed infected Certis Cisco officer of coronavirus who was on duty at Chingay had close interaction with the event performers or audience.
— The Online Citizen

Vehicle fire cases drop in 2019 after spike the previous year
SCDF said there were 195 such fires in 2019, a dip of 11.8 per cent from 221 in 2018.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

NTUC FairPrice to work with police on taking action against culprits of “how to spread Wuhan” prank video
NTUC FairPrice on Mon (10 Feb) said that it will be working with the police to decide “the necessary actions” to be taken regarding a “prank” video referring to the novel coronavirus outbreak, which was filmed in one of its outlets.
— The Online Citizen

Coronavirus: Schools to foot bill for costs incurred by operators for suspended camps
Schools which suspended camps and other similar programmes due to the coronavirus outbreak will have to pay outdoor camp operators costs that have been incurred.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

MP Cheng Li Hui: NEA advises me to wear mask to protect residents and volunteers
It was reported that Tampines GRC MP Cheng Li Hui wore a mask while visiting her residents at Tampines East on Saturday (8 Feb).
— The Online Citizen

Marina Bay Financial Centre ramps up precautions after infected employee with 2019-nCoV pay short visit to building
An employee from Marina Bay Financial Centre (MBFC) Tower 1 has been confirmed to be infected with 2019 novel coronavirus (nCoV) as informed by the building manager on Sunday (9 February).
— The Online Citizen

IT Show, two other Singapore events in March postponed due to coronavirus outbreak
In light of uncertainties from the novel coronavirus outbreak, the organiser of Singapore’s IT Show, Food & Beverage Fair and BuildTech Asia/Cargonow has postponed the three events until further notice.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

NEA calls tender for virtual reality solutions to enhance training for officers
The National Environment Agency (NEA) has called a tender for virtual reality (VR) solutions to enhance training sessions for its enforcement officers in areas such as dengue inspections and enforcement of offences such as smoking and littering.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

‘Not enough manpower to get food to people in need’: Food charities hit as coronavirus measures ramped up
Groups that help feed families in need have seen most volunteers drop out. And they worry about the impact of panic-buying on the flow of food donations.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Couple who ran Boat Quay nightclubs gets jail, fine in Singapore’s first labour trafficking sentencing
A married couple who ran two nightclubs at Boat Quay became the first to be sentenced under the Prevention of Human Trafficking Act that came into force in Singapore in 2015.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

More travellers entering Singapore through automated immigration clearance at Woodlands, Tuas: ICA
More travellers are gaining entry to Singapore using automated lanes at immigration land checkpoints, with 55 per cent doing so in 2019, as compared with 49 per cent in 2017.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Retailer 3 Stars asked to explain high prices for masks following public complaints: MTI
A letter of demand has been sent to retailer 3 Stars after complaints from the public of masks being sold at high prices at its outlets.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Coronavirus: S’poreans step up to make hand sanitiser for the community amid outbreak
When Teck Ghee Parkview resident Lini Chew, 36, learnt about the panic-buying driven by the coronavirus outbreak, she felt she had to do something.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Meth menace, Singapore street names among ST’s 6 winners at global design contest
From the dangerous drug trade in South-east Asia to Singapore’s multicultural street names, interactive projects have brought The Straits Times’ users on many an immersive journey.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

E-scooter rider fined for assaulting pedestrian who hurled an obscene word at him
A part-time food delivery rider was at work on his e-scooter when his bag hit a pedestrian, causing the man to hurl an obscene word at him.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Ong Ye Kung troubled by stories of Victoria JC students in uniform being ‘shunned’ and denied service in public
The first day back at school for students at Victoria Junior College after a teacher was recently confirmed to be infected with the novel coronavirus saw a 92% attendance rate, said Education Minister Ong Ye Kung on Monday (10 February).
— The Online Citizen

Collins Aerospace opens Singapore innovation hub, inks 12-year agreement with SIA
COllins Aerospace Systems, a unit of New York-listed United Technologies Corp, has opened its Singapore Innovation Hub.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Condo resale prices and volume rise in January, ahead of any coronavirus impact
According to flash data released by real estate portal SRX Property, private resale prices for condominiums and apartments edged up 0.5 per cent in January from December while transaction volume rose 4 per cent.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

S’porean captures spectacular shot of rainbow arcing across Tanjong Rhu
In the midst of all the doom and gloom of the novel coronavirus outbreak and with many secluding themselves at home, sometimes it’s good to pause and simply enjoy the scenery.
— Mothership

 

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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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