Singapore morning news for February 6

Singapore morning news for February 6

Singapore morning news

Four new cases of Wuhan coronavirus in Singapore; 28 in total so far
On Wednesday (5 Feb), the Ministry of Health (MOH) confirmed four new cases of the novel Wuhan coronavirus in Singapore.
— The Online Citizen

Singapore’s overall crime rate at 9-year high in 2019; scam cases rose 54%
The total number of reported crimes in 2019 increased by 6.3 per cent to 35,209 cases, compared to 33,126 cases the year before, the police said on Wednesday (Feb 5).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

New coronavirus patient initially discharged due to lack of symptoms; subsequently tested positive
Yesterday, the Ministry of Health (MOH) confirmed six new cases of the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in Singapore.
— The Online Citizen

ICA to stop accepting Malaysian ‘group passport’ from January next year
Malaysians who travel to Singapore as a group from next year will have to use individual passports instead of group travel documents.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Change in response if status moves from Yellow to Orange
Singapore’s current status for the coronavirus outbreak is Yellow – which generally means that life can go on as normal on the whole.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Coronavirus: Singaporean evacuated from Wuhan sees his quarantine as helping to keep public safe
For almost a week, Francis (not his real name) has been following a routine that some might envy; he wakes up at noon, spends his time playing computer games or watching television shows and has his meals delivered to him.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Budget 2020: GST hike, climate change, help for seniors, workers and families are top concerns
With less than two weeks before the Budget on Feb 18, support for workers, seniors and families are top of Singaporeans’ minds.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Deep cleaning initiated at Grand Hyatt hotel linked to Malaysian coronavirus case
The Singapore hotel that has been linked to a coronavirus case in Malaysia said on Wednesday (Feb 5) that it took further measures immediately, including deep cleaning areas in the hotel.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Consular assistance will be given to Singaporeans detained overseas in accordance to local laws, says Foreign Affairs Minister
On 4 February (Tuesday), Foreign Affairs Minister said in Parliament that his ministry will provide consular assistance to Singaporeans who are arrested or detained abroad, in accordance to the local laws.
— The Online Citizen

‘Sufficient room’ for Singdollar to ease within current policy stance in face of coronavirus outbreak: MAS
The MAS said there is sufficient room within its current policy band to allow for an easing of the Singdollar exchange rate if the economy weakens due to the coronavirus outbreak.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Manufacturers’ group says delayed return of China workers affect 1-in-10 staff
SINGAPORE manufacturers have been hit harder than other industries by the sudden shortfall of mainland Chinese rank-and-file workers here, The Business Times (BT) has learnt.
— The Business Times

VivoCity quashes rumour of coronavirus infection & closure due to disinfection
VivoCity has quashed rumours that a person infected with the coronavirus was spotted in the mall, and that the mall was closed for disinfection.
— Mothership

Coronavirus: After 2 cases, Yong Thai Hang health products shop closed as more than 10 workers quarantined
Yong Thai Hang, the Chinese health products shop in Lavender with two employees who are confirmed coronavirus cases, will not reopen until the situation takes a turn for the better.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

SAF officer charged over NSF Dave Lee’s death has stage 4 cancer, gets discharge not amounting to acquittal
The Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) army officer who was charged over his role in the death of full-time national serviceman Dave Lee in 2018 has been given a discharge not amounting to acquittal, said the Attorney-General’s Chambers (AGC).
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Singapore Red Cross raises more than S$100,000 in public donations to help communities in China affected by coronavirus
The Singapore Red Cross has collected more than S$100,000 to help communities in China affected, or at risk of being affected, by the novel coronavirus as of Wednesday evening (Feb 5), said CEO Benjamin William.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Singdollar can ease without any off-cycle action by MAS
THERE is still breathing room for the Singdollar to ease without an off-cycle move by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), the central bank indicated on Wednesday.
— The Business Times

Coronavirus: More business events with large Chinese participation getting cancelled in Singapore
Economist Song Seng Wun was all set to take part in a panel discussion at the Singapore Exchange (SGX) annual Active Traders Fair on Feb 22 until the coronavirus stepped in and led to the event being cancelled.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

South Korea confirms new case of coronavirus; man infected after attending conference in Singapore
South Korea has confirmed two new cases of the deadly coronavirus in the country, and one of them was in Singapore last month for work.
— The Online Citizen

Khaw Boon Wan: Emergence of shared bicycles and e-scooters ended SG’s first automated underground bicycle parking system
The rapid growth in popularity of shared bicycles and e-scooters in Singapore altered the economics of paid underground bicycle parking, which led SecureMyBike–Singapore’s first automated underground bicycle parking system–to discontinue operation.
— The Online Citizen

Town councils step up cleaning at high human traffic areas to counter coronavirus
Cleaning for areas with high human traffic will be stepped up, Environment and Water Resources Minister Masagos Zulkifli said on Wednesday (Feb 5), a day after Singapore reported the first four cases of local novel coronavirus transmission.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Coronavirus: Cleaning stepped up in public housing estates in Singapore
Lift buttons are being cleaned thrice a day with disinfectant, and so are other high-traffic areas and touchpoints such as playgrounds, fitness corners, railings and benches.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Singapore factories simply can’t afford to let their lights go out
TWO semiconductor multinationals’ Singapore sites have made it onto a list of exemplary factories feted by the World Economic Forum (WEF).
— The Business Times

Prolonged China factory closures to weigh on Singapore firms’ earnings
SINGAPORE-listed companies with manufacturing plants in China have yet to register any impact on their businesses from the novel coronavirus outbreak, but analysts say they expect the earnings of these firms to take a hit from prolonged closures.
— The Business Times

Citibank Singapore closing MacDonald House branch as it plans new retail concept
CITIBANK Singapore will shut its 15-year old MacDonald House branch on Feb 28, with plans to open a new retail banking branch as part of its network rejig.
— The Business Times

Coronavirus: No mass assemblies in schools, junior college orientation activities adjusted
Schools across the island implemented new precautions on Wednesday (Feb 5) after Singapore recorded the first local transmissions of the coronavirus , including holding assemblies in classrooms instead of in the school hall and staggering recess timings.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Ku Swee Yong: Less spendings as fewer visitors frequent malls
In the write-up by the CEO of International Property Advisor Pte Ltd, Ku Swee Yong, he detailed his observation when he visited 10 malls in the country in February to see if it is indicative of the data released by The Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA).
— The Online Citizen

Coronavirus: When others have fled Wuhan, this Singaporean chooses to stay
Singaporean K. Ho has made Wuhan his home for the past 10 years and while aware of the panic surrounding the coronavirus outbreak, is not overly worried about staying on in the city.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Diabetic man in S’pore can’t get alcohol swabs for insulin jabs because they’re sold out amidst virus outbreak
VivoCity has quashed rumours that a person infected with the coronavirus was spotted in the mall, and that the mall was closed for disinfection.
— Mothership

Rebranded International French School to expand capacity by about 1,000 in 2023
International school Lycée Français de Singapour has more than 3,000 students from about 50 nationalities aged three to 18, and is set to grow its capacity by another 1,000 by 2023.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

52 pre-school operators apply to be new partner operators: ECDA
Fifty-two childcare and pre-school operators have applied to join the next term of the partner operator scheme, said the Early Childhood Development Agency (ECDA) on Wednesday (Feb 5).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Is a night at Singapore’s first shipping container hotel worth S$188?
Yes, if you’re a party of four, travelling on a budget or looking for an off-the-beaten-track staycation.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

SGInnovate study: Talent retention in Singapore’s science and technology industry remains a challenge
According to the recent local survey results released on Tuesday (4 Feb), the largest talent-related obstacle facing Singapore is talent retention in the country’s science & technology industry.
— The Online Citizen

Judge dismisses SDP’s POFMA challenge, says statements were false in face of statistical evidence
A High Court judge on Wednesday (Feb 5) dismissed an appeal by the Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) against correction directions by the Manpower Minister under the Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Act (POFMA).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Company fined for damaging water main, causing loss of 4.3 million litres of water
An engineering consultancy firm was fined S$48,000 after it caused damage to a water main while constructing tunnels for the Thomson-East Coast Line, said national water agency PUB on Wednesday (Feb 5).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Commentary: The rise of the digital economy – and how education may be transformed
Young Singaporeans must be taught digital skillsets, but changes will also be needed to the focus of education and the training of teachers, says Jason Tan.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Man who raped two girls and whose antics in court delayed hearings gets 32 years’ jail, 24 strokes of the cane
A 49-year-old man, whose courtroom antics included smearing faeces while he was in the dock, was on Wednesday (Feb 5) convicted and sentenced to 32 years’ jail and 24 strokes of the cane for raping two teenage girls.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Man, 21, arrested for carrying knife near City Hall MRT station on New Year’s Day
A 21-year-old man was arrested for carrying a knife along North Bridge Road near City Hall MRT station.
— Mothership

COE prices for cars fall sharply in latest bidding exercise
Certificate of Entitlement (COE) premiums fell sharply for cars in the first bidding exercise for February, with larger cars seeing a near-10 year low.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Jail and caning for tutor who had sex with Primary 6 pupil
A tutor who began dating his pupil when he was 41 and she was 11 was sentenced to 10 years and 10 months’ jail on Wednesday.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Probation for youth who pointed mobile phone camera at girl showering during camp in school
A 20-year-old youth, who pointed his mobile phone camera at a girl while she was taking a shower during a camp in a secondary school, was sentenced on Wednesday (Feb 5) to 18 months’ probation.
— Straits Times (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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