Singapore morning news for January 27

Singapore morning news for January 27

Singapore morning news

MOH: Fourth case of Wuhan virus in Singapore
The Ministry of Health (MOH) announced on Sunday early morning that another imported case of Wuhan coronavirus infection in Singapore has been identified, making a total of four confirmed cases thus far.
— The Online Citizen

No new cases of Wuhan virus, 92 suspected cases so far: MOH
There were no new confirmed cases of the Wuhan virus as of noon on Sunday (Jan 26), said the Ministry of Health (MOH), adding that it has been notified of 92 suspected cases in total.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Singapore December factory output decline moderates to 0.7%
SINGAPORE’S factory output fell 0.7 per cent year-on-year in December, moderating from November’s revised figure of an 8.9 per cent fall, according to preliminary figures from the Singapore Economic Development Board on Friday.
— The Business Times

4th person infected with Wuhan virus in S’pore took public transport, but risk of infection ‘low’: MOH
Close contacts to confirmed cases are currently being identified.
— Mothership

Wuhan virus: Singaporean passengers and crew of Scoot flight fly home after quarantine in Hangzhou
The plane left Hangzhou at about 8pm and will land in Singapore after 1.30am on Monday.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Singapore invokes ‘fake news’ law after executioner claims ‘brutal’ hanging tactics used in botched executions
Singapore has used its controversial ‘fake news’ legislation to try to suppress claims that death row prisoners are sometimes kicked to death to ensure their necks snap during botched hangings.

Wuhan virus: Current estimate is 20% of patients will become severely ill, says Singapore infectious diseases expert
An estimated 20 per cent of the people infected with the Wuhan virus will become very ill, such as with more severe pneumonia, says a Singapore infectious diseases expert.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Person infected with Wuhan virus passes it on to 2-3 people on average: Studies
Each person infected with the Wuhan virus is passing the disease on to between two and three other people on average at current transmission rates, according to two separate scientific analyses of the epidemic.

Wuhan virus: Temperature screening begins at Woodlands, Tuas and sea checkpoints
Temperature screening for travellers arriving at Woodlands and Tuas checkpoints began at noon on Friday (Jan 24), in response to cases of the novel coronavirus pneumonia that emerged in Wuhan, China and which has since spread to other countries.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

N95, surgical masks run out at retail outlets; MOH assures public there is enough stock
Several retail outlets ran out of both N95 masks and surgical masks on Friday (Jan 24), a day after Singapore confirmed its first case of the Wuhan virus on its shores.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Accountancy sector sees 5% growth in 2020
THE accountancy sector expects revenue growth of 5 per cent in 2020, based on a national census of registered accounting entities (AEs) by the Singapore Accountancy Commission (SAC).
— The Business Times

Duke-NUS Medical School team discovers why bats make perfect hosts for deadly viruses like SARS
Bats can survive with high viral loads and can pass viruses on to other animals and humans.
— Mothership

Commentary: Why Singapore was among the world’s largest recipients of investments in 2019
The trade war between US and China as well as the political unrest in Hong Kong have given Southeast Asia record FDI, says Simon Roughneen.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

M’sia reports all 4 Wuhan virus cases came through SG; Philippines returns back Wuhan tourists
It was reported that a fourth case of Wuhan virus was confirmed in Malaysia yesterday night (25 Jan).
— The Online Citizen

Wuhan virus in Singapore: What we know about the confirmed cases
The Ministry of Health (MOH) announced Singapore’s first case of the Wuhan virus on Thursday (Jan 24), with another two cases confirmed on Friday and one on Sunday.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

MFA closely monitoring coronavirus situation, in touch with 35 Singaporeans in Wuhan
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) said on Saturday (Jan 25) it was closely monitoring the coronavirus outbreak in China and that it was in touch with 35 Singaporeans in Wuhan city, where the virus originated.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Fighting the spread of disease with the spread of information
AMID tepid optimism following the preliminary China-US Phase One trade deal, concern in the region has now shifted to the novel coronavirus outbreak originating in Wuhan.
— The Business Times

Singapore biotech firm Veredus expects to have Wuhan virus test by Feb 1
HOMEGROWN biotech firm Veredus Laboratories on Friday announced it is developing a test for the Wuhan virus.
— The Business Times

Wuhan virus in Singapore: What can you do?
Doctors have urged members of the public to remain calm and observe proper hygiene practices, as the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Singapore rose to three on Friday (Jan 24).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

MOM: Employment rate of Singaporeans increased in the past 10 years
The efforts done to boost employability of older workers have borne fruit seeing that the employment rate of Singapore citizens in June 2019 increased to 63.6 per cent from 60 per cent in June 2009.
— The Online Citizen

Online shopping parcels from China delivered to you unlikely to spread Wuhan virus
You went on Taobao a few weeks back to order some cheap items, and now your online shopping delivery from China has arrived at your doorstep as the Wuhan virus is in full swing.
— Mothership

Wuhan virus: Singaporeans not letting virus ruin Chinese New Year plans
The Wuhan virus has not dampened the festive spirit with more than 12,000 guests, many in protective face masks, flocking to the Istana’s open house on Sunday (Jan 26).
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Singapore must come together to respond to Wuhan virus: DPM Heng
Singapore must band together to respond to the Wuhan virus situation, said Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat on Saturday (Jan 25).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

In photos: Asia ramps up defence against Wuhan virus
With more than 800 cases and 26 deaths reported in and around China as of Friday (Jan 24), Asia continues to ramp up its defence against the new coronavirus 2019-nCoV, which originated in China’s central city of Wuhan.

Suspected case of Wuhan virus at Eastpoint Mall transferred to hospital as ‘part of protocols’: MOH
A patient suspected of contracting the Wuhan coronavirus was taken to hospital after visiting the Raffles Medical clinic at Eastpoint Mall on Thursday (Jan 23).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Patients’ travel history, dedicated isolation areas: GPs take measures in wake of Wuhan virus
Measures are in place at general practitioner (GP) clinics to ensure that suspected cases of the Wuhan virus are screened and dealt with appropriately, doctors told CNA on Friday (Jan 24).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Home Affairs Minister rejects TOC application against Correction Direction for article on LFL’s allegations
Home Affairs Minister K Shanmugam on Fri (24 Jan) rejected The Online Citizen’s application against a Correction Direction issued under the Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Act (POFMA).
— The Online Citizen

Singapore’s land transport operators, ride-hailing services respond to Wuhan virus threat
Singapore’s land transport operators have responded to the Wuhan virus threat, with ComfortDelgro saying on Friday (Jan 24) it has increased its level of preparedness.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

PM Lee’s son asks Li Shengwu to not include him in issues that he has with Singapore government
On Thursday (23 January), Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s son Li Hongyi (HY) asked his cousin Li Shengwu (LSW) to leave him out of all the issues he has with the Singapore government.
— The Online Citizen

LFL says IMDA’s move to block its website after it failed to comply with POFMA correction is an attempt to “silence us”
On Friday (24 January), Malaysian-based human rights organisation Lawyers for Liberty (LFL) said that the Singapore government’s move to block its website is an attempt to silence them and is “disappointing”.
— The Online Citizen

LFL files motion against S’pore Home Affairs Minister over POFMA Correction Direction in KL High Court
Malaysia-based human rights organisation Lawyers For Liberty (LFL) has filed an originating summons in the Kuala Lumpur High Court against Singapore’s Home Affairs Minister K Shanmugam for the Correction Direction issued against the organisation under the Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Act (POFMA).
— The Online Citizen

Singapore’s digital bank licence contenders now consider Malaysia as the fintech race heats up
After making headlines for submitting digital bank licence application and leading a handful of consortiums, ride-hailing unicorn Grab and online gaming startup Razer are reportedly considering to apply for a similar licence in Malaysia, says a PYMNTS report.
— e27

Netizens’ view Minister for Trade and Industry’s IPS speech as being obsolete with no substance
Speaking at the Institute of Policy Studies’ Singapore Perspectives conference, Minister for Trade and Industry, Mr Chan Chun Sing, reiterated that it is important to Singapore as a nation to strengthen its political system as it keeps “going, growing and glowing”.
— The Online Citizen

Singapore and Malaysia discuss implementation of ICJ ruling on Pedra Branca
Earlier this week, Malaysia-Singapore Joint Technical Committee (MSJTC), met in a retreat to begin negotiations on delimiting maritime boundaries around Pedra Branca, Middle Rocks and South Ledge.
— The Online Citizen

PM Lee says Singapore is “much better prepared” to deal with a new virus following SARS outbreak
Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said on Thursday (23 January) that Singapore is now “much better prepared” to handle a new virus since the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) outbreak in 2003.
— The Online Citizen

MOM’s figures on citizens in the labour force are “extremely disturbing”, says SDP
The figures released by the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) on Singapore citizens in the labour force are ‘extremely disturbing’ said the Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) yesterday (23 Jan).
— The Online Citizen

PM Lee’s CNY message: “When times are hard, we turn for comfort and support to our parents, spouses, siblings, and later our children”
In his Chinese New Year message today (24 Jan), Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong told everyone that strong families make for a strong nation.
— The Online Citizen

About 180 people evacuate after fire breaks out at Buangkok condominium
About 180 people decided to evacuate after a fire broke out at Hougang Green condominium early Sunday morning (Jan 26).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Fundamentals of deal flow
Plenty has been written on venture capital (VC), private equity (PE) and mergers & acquisitions (M&A) as subsets of the financial industry.
— e27

Why working at a startup is a better way to launch your career
Millennials of today wish to find their dream jobs once they graduate from college.
— e27

Singapore PR explains why he chose to leave Singapore and become Australian citizen
A self-alleged Singapore Permanent Resident (PR) by the name of Lawrence Cheong wrote a short article on to explain why he decided to immigrate to Australia and eventually become an Australian citizen there.
— The Online Citizen

Your data, my business: Why data privacy is especially hazardous for startups
HOW do you add contacts into your smartphone? Do you fill in a name and phone number and be done with it?
— The Business Times

Following Singapore launch, home design startup Livspace raises US$60M Tahoe Investment, EDBI, others
Home design and renovation platform Livspace today announced that it has raised about US$60 million in funding from a host of investors, including Hong Kong-based Tahoe Investment Group and Singapore-based Mercer Investments, and EDBI, says an ETtech report.
— e27

Fire breaks out at Sheng Siong supermarket in Bedok North
Fire broke out at a Sheng Siong supermarket in Bedok North on the first day of the Chinese New Year holiday (Jan 25).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Where your veggies come from: Sweat and toil of a farmer in Cameron Highlands
CNA visited a farmer at Cameron Highlands, who shares the challenges of growing, harvesting and packing fresh produce every day, including festivals and public holidays. Most of his produce are exported to Singapore.

Fortnite with food – that’s the idea behind this new made-in-Singapore battle royale game
The family-friendly Butter Royale is set in the near future after a global ban on weapons, so contestants engage in food fights to satisfy their need for competitive action. And it’s just launched on Apple Arcade.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Technology takes over elderly woman’s soft drink business in school
Madam Lim, who has been selling soft drinks at a school cafeteria for over 69 years had to wind up because a vending machine has taken over her business.
— The Online Citizen

7 common legal pitfalls startup founders should avoid
As a startup lawyer, I tend to see when things go wrong for companies and their founders more often than most people. To save you having to untangle easily avoidable issues, here’s a list of the most common pitfalls for startup founders.
— e27

Man charged with attempted murder of woman at bus stop in Marsiling
A 63-year-old man was charged on Chinese New Year’s Eve (Jan 24) with attempting to murder a woman at a bus stop in Marsiling last week.
— 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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