Singapore morning news for February 14

Singapore morning news for February 14

Singapore morning news

Eight new COVID-19 cases in Singapore, all linked to previous patients
Eight new cases of COVID-19 were announced by the Ministry of Health (MOH) on Thursday (Feb 13), all linked to previous cases.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Coronavirus: About 40,000 eligible drivers will receive up to S$20 per day for three months
A S$77 million support package to help taxi and private-hire car operators was announced by the LTA and MOT.
— Mothership

MOM will not hesitate to revoke work passes and withdraw related privileges under the new entry rules in Singapore
In efforts to manage the coronavirus situation in Singapore, the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) said it would not hesitate to revoke work passes and withdraw related privileges from employers or laborers who do not comply with the new entry rules.
— The Online Citizen

GCE A-level results out on Feb 21
The results of last year’s GCE A-level examination will be released next Friday (Feb 21).
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

S$77 million package to help taxi, private-hire drivers affected by COVID-19 outbreak
A S$77 million Point-to-Point Support Package to help taxi and private-hire car drivers affected by the COVID-19 outbreak was announced by the Land Transport Authority (LTA) and Ministry of Transport (MOT) on Thursday (Feb 13).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Coronavirus: All classes at affected NUS professor’s faculty to be conducted online
All classes at the National University of Singapore’s (NUS) School of Design and Environment (SDE) will be conducted online from Friday (Feb 14) after one of its professors became ill with the new coronavirus.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Work passes of 2 workers cancelled for breaching COVID-19 requirements: MOM
The Ministry of Manpower (MOM) has revoked the work passes of two workers after they entered Singapore without approval from the ministry.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Amid fears of 80% revenue loss due to COVID-19 outbreak, restaurants hope for rent rebates
Restaurant operators in Singapore are bracing for a significant hit on their revenue – with some expecting as much as an 80 per cent drop – over the next three months as tourists stay away and locals avoid public places amid the outbreak of a deadly novel coronavirus.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Cruise lines skipping Singapore, cancelling Asian sailings amid port closures and coronavirus fears
Major cruise lines are cancelling their sailings from Singapore or pulling out of Asia entirely for the remainder of the season, putting the brakes on one of the region’s fastest-growing tourism sectors.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Students to be allowed to view their A-Level results online as part of precautionary measure due to Covid-19
On Thursday (13 February), the Ministry of Education (MOE) announced that all school and private candidates who will be collecting their 2019 A-Level results on 21 February will be able opt to view their results online.
— The Online Citizen

Graphic on COVID-19 deaths on CNA TV news bulletin wrong; corrected immediately on air
A graphic that was aired on CNA’s Asia Tonight TV bulletin at 8pm (SG/HK) on Thursday (Feb 13) mistakenly listed a coronavirus death to Singapore.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Measures taken on campus after NUS professor contracts COVID-19
Several measures have been taken at the National University of Singapore (NUS) after the Ministry of Health (MOH) announced on Thursday (Feb 13) that a professor was one of eight new cases infected with COVID-19 in Singapore.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

‘We intend to stick it out with them’: Volunteers write notes, send food to healthcare workers fighting COVID-19
Pockets of people in the local community are reaching out to healthcare workers – on the frontline of Singapore’s fight against the novel coronavirus – to offer their support in various ways.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Changi Airport steps up cleaning, hygiene measures in light of COVID-19 concerns
Changi Airport Group (CAG) is stepping up its precautionary measures across the airport’s four terminals and Jewel amid concerns over the COVID-19 outbreak.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Nurses suffer discomfort from wearing protective goggles; new face shields to undergo pilot testing
In her 16 years as a nurse, Ms Lin Ying, 38, has tended to patients suffering from various infectious diseases, most recently the coronavirus disease (Covid-19).
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Donate Valentine’s Day flowers to healthcare workers, new initiative proposes
The flowers will be made into bouquets and given to staff at TTSH.
— Mothership

Coronavirus: Public healthcare institutions to help staff get refunds, pay all costs incurred for cancelled travel plans
Public healthcare institutions will be helping their employees get refunds for travel and holiday arrangements they had to forgo as a result of the evolving coronavirus situation.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Grace Assembly of God Senior Pastor says he tested positive for Covid-19 on Feb. 11, 2020
He apologised for causing his congregation concern and delivered an upbeat message that he will defeat the virus.
— Mothership

HSBC Singapore Rugby Sevens postponed to October over COVID-19 fears
The HSBC Singapore Rugby Sevens has been postponed from April to October over COVID-19 fears.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Twitter to set up engineering centre in Singapore and hire people for 65 high-tech roles
Social media platform Twitter said on Thursday (Feb 13) it will set up its first Asia Pacific engineering centre in Singapore and create 65 technical jobs.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Plans for 6km green connection linking Singapore Botanic Gardens to Singapore River unveiled
Plans to create a 6km-long green connection stretching from the Singapore Botanic Gardens to Singapore River have been unveiled by the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) and National Parks Board (NParks).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Government will help minimise any retrenchments due to COVID-19: Ng Eng Hen
As the Singapore economy takes a hit from the COVID-19 outbreak, the Government will help minimise any resulting retrenchments, Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen said.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Singapore banks roll out relief measures for SMEs, retail customers
AS THE Covid-19 outbreak continues to rattle the region, Singapore banks have stepped in with relief measures to help businesses and retail customers.
— The Business Times

New app to help build community of lifesavers
A new mobile app will provide residents of Singapore’s North West District with the information and resources to respond to various emergency scenarios, such as fires and even volcanic eruptions.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Cartoonist Sonny Liew teams up with doctor to produce comic strips on coronavirus
Singapore’s award-winning graphic novelist Sonny Liew has worked with Associate Professor Hsu Li Yang, the programme leader for infectious diseases at the National University of Singapore’s Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, to produce a series of comic strips to educate the public about the coronavirus outbreak.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Dr Paul Tambyah: 14-day quarantine period for Covid-19 is still appropriate as long incubation period is rare
Singapore’s implementation of a 14-day quarantine period is still an appropriate measure, said Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) chairman Dr Paul Tambyah.
— The Online Citizen

Coronavirus: Long-lasting disinfectant and 1,000 more hand sanitisers among measures introduced at Changi Airport
Lift buttons, automated check-in kiosks and other commonly-touched surfaces in Changi Airport are now coated with a disinfectant that lasts up to six months with a single application.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Singapore, US: Cross-border data mobility by financial services firms to be welcomed
On Thursday (6 Feb), a joint statement was made between The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and the US Treasury to support and promote cross-border data transfer by financial services companies as long as the data is available for use for supervisory and regulatory purposes.
— The Online Citizen

Netflix complied with Singapore’s requests to remove five titles; Most takedown requests by a country
Over 23 years of operations, Netflix has removed nine titles from its platform following takedown requests from governments across the world as of February 2020, according to Netflix’s 2019 report entitled Environmental Social Governance.
— The Online Citizen

SBS Transit posts 1.5% profit for 2019 but warns of rising maintenance, staff costs
SBS Transit reported on Thursday (Feb 13) higher revenue and profit for 2019 but cautions that it is dogged by rising costs, especially in the operations and maintenance of its rail business.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Part of Orchard Road to be pedestrianised, Istana Park expanded as part of revamp
Part of Orchard Road could be turned into a car-free green space as part of wide-ranging plans to redesign and expand Istana Park to include Dhoby Ghaut Green.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Victim of fatal assault in Yishun kept wanting to meet one of his alleged assailants, court told
Before he was found dead at a Yishun HDB block, Mr Shawn Ignatius Rodrigues kept saying that he wanted to meet one of his two alleged assailants, a court heard on Thursday (Feb 13).
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Free parking at CapitaLand malls during lunch & dinner hours to boost sales for retailers
Stores can choose to open at a later time and/or close earlier.
— Mothership

Consistent cashflow SMEs’ top concern in riding out impact of coronavirus outbreak: DBS poll
Smaller firms are have one concern above all others during the virus outbreak – generate enough cashflow to meet operational costs so the business can stay afloat, a DBS Bank poll showed.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

MRT trips between Choa Chu Kang and Jurong East stations extended to 20 mins this morning due to a track fault
The MRT trips between Choa Chu Kang MRT and Jurong East MRT stations were extended to 20 minutes this morning (13 February) due to a track fault along the North-South line.
— The Online Citizen

Wrong body cremated: NEA lifts curbs on Harmony Funeral Care, Century Products Company
The National Environment Agency (NEA) on Thursday (Feb 13) lifted its curbs on two local undertakers that sent the wrong body for cremation.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Coronavirus: Services, activities suspended for church identified as a cluster; senior pastor among those infected
Services and activities at both branches of the Grace Assembly of God church will be stopped for the next two weeks, after it emerged as the fifth cluster of the coronavirus infection in Singapore.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

NSF heatstroke death: SAF captain given discharge not amounting to acquittal dies from cancer
Tan Baoshu had been diagnosed with Stage 4 cancer, and was granted the discharge on application of the prosecution, the Attorney-General’s Chambers said last week in response to media queries.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

LTA awards 3 contracts worth S$596m for future Jurong Region Line
A UNIT of Mainboard-listed Chip Eng Seng Corporation and two other firms have snagged three civil contracts worth some S$596 million to design and construct four Jurong Region Line (JRL) stations and their associated viaducts, the Land Transport Authority (LTA) announced on Thursday.
— The Business Times

Thoughtful individuals express appreciation to healthcare workers through free coffee and messages of support
In light of the coronavirus, or now renamed as COVID-19, healthcare professionals have been working around the clock to provide medical assistance to those who are affected by the deadly disease.
— The Online Citizen

JTC signed S$500 million worth of investment agreements at Singapore Airshow 2020
On Tuesday (11 Feb), agreements worth S$500 million have been inked by JTC Corporation (JTC) at the Singapore Airshow 2020 with aerospace companies that are looking to expand operations in Singapore for the next five years.
— The Online Citizen

Bank of Singapore appoints its first chief data and innovation officer
Bank of Singapore, the private banking arm of OCBC Bank, has hired a chief data and innovation officer to boost its digital transformation efforts.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Singapore authorities working with UK counterparts on ‘final stages’ of extraditing StanChart robber
David James Roach, the man wanted for an alleged bank robbery here in 2016, will face charges of robbery and money laundering, both agencies said in a joint statement on Thursday.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Total Defence Day signal to be sounded islandwide on Feb 15
The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) will sound the Important Message signal on Saturday (Feb 15) in support of Total Defence Day.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Jail for lorry driver in fatal accident; he drove at up to 144kmh and nodded off at the wheel
After downing two cups of beer, a self-employed man drove a lorry at a speed of up to 144kmh along Ayer Rajah Expressway (AYE) when he nodded off at the wheel and hit the rear of another lorry.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

$41,000 worth of cannabis, Ice seized at Tuas Checkpoint; Malaysian driver arrested
Immigration officers seized about $41,000 worth of cannabis and Ice from a Malaysian car that tried to slip into Singapore through Tuas Checkpoint.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

66-year-old man dies in Ang Mo Kio HDB flat fire
A 66-year-old man died after suffering from burn injuries in a fire at an Ang Mo Kio Housing Board flat on Thursday (Feb 13).
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Motor insurance fraud mastermind jailed 51 months for staging traffic accidents
A man who committed motor insurance fraud by staging more than 10 road traffic accidents between 2011 and 2013 has been sentenced to 51 months’ jail.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Woman who accused senior public servant of molestation told colleague about alleged ordeal
The 43-year-old woman, who accused a senior public servant in an education-related government body of molestation, told their male colleague about her alleged ordeal, a district court heard on Thursday.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

11 taken to hospital after chain collision in Tampines involving 3 buses
Eleven people were taken to hospital after an accident in Tampines involving three buses on Wednesday (Feb 12).
— Channel NewsAsia (very 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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