Singapore morning news for January 28

Singapore morning news for January 28

Singapore morning news

Fifth confirmed case of Wuhan virus in Singapore: MOH
A fifth case of the Wuhan virus has been confirmed in Singapore, the Ministry of Health (MOH) said in a statement on Monday night (Jan 27).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Singapore: 14 days leave of absence enforced for students, eldercare and healthcare workers who visited China
In the wake of rising casualties from the Wuhan virus and over 2,000 people infected up until now, Singapore’s multi-ministry task force which was set up to combat the disease, has now implemented a host of new measures.
— The Online Citizen

Over 5,000 in Singapore sign petition to call for govt to ban travellers from China due concerns over Wuhan virus
A petition, “Ban Travellers From China Entering Singapore!” that was created about a day ago, calls for the Singapore government to ban travellers from China from entering Singapore, at least till a vaccine or cure is found for the recent outbreak of Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), also known as the Wuhan virus, that is plaguing China and forcing the country to enforce a lockdown on various provinces.
— The Online Citizen

Wuhan virus: Singapore expands travel advisory, expects economic impact
SINGAPORE has expanded its travel advisory to defer all non-essential travel to mainland China, as part of a slew of enhanced measures against the spread of the Wuhan virus.
— The Business Times

Temperature screening to cover all flights
Temperature screening measures at airports will cover travellers on all flights into Singapore by tomorrow, it was announced yesterday.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

18 S’pore residents & 10 Scoot staff isolated in Hangzhou have returned to S’pore, extra precautions taken
The passengers and staff who boarded Scoot flight TR188 and were isolated in Hangzhou, China, arrived safely back in Singapore in the early hours of Jan. 27.
— Mothership

Wuhan virus: Taxi firms will waive rental fees for cabs if drivers are quarantined
Any cabbie who needs to be quarantined for the Wuhan coronavirus will not have to pay rental fees for their taxis, ComfortDelGro and Premier Taxi said on Monday (Jan 27).
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Wuhan virus task force: Singapore’s high powered members
Announced last Wednesday (Jan 22), the multi-ministry task force set up to direct the Government’s response to the Wuhan coronavirus comprises 10 members.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Wuhan virus: Not sure if something is fake news? Ask ST
Not sure if that WhatsApp message or e-mail on the Wuhan virus is fake news? Ask The Straits Times, and we will help you pin it down.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Singapore must be psychologically prepared that Wuhan virus could be worse than SARS: Lawrence Wong
Singapore has to be prepared that the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak could be worse than the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) epidemic in 2003, National Development Minister Lawrence Wong said on Monday (Jan 27).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

NUS, NTU, SMU hostels to be used as quarantine facilities for Wuhan virus
Three hostels in autonomous universities will be used as quarantine facilities in Singapore as authorities prepare for an increase in suspected cases of the Wuhan coronavirus.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

EIU study: Singapore ill-prepared to stand against disease outbreak, more so than Malaysia and Thailand
According to the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) report, Singapore is less prepared compare to neighbouring countries such as Thailand and Malaysia to stand against a major infectious disease outbreak.
— The Online Citizen

Wuhan virus: Increased border checks, leave of absence among new counter-measures
A new set of stringent measures will be introduced in Singapore’s efforts to contain the Wuhan coronavirus, a newly formed multi-ministry task force announced on Monday (Jan 27).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Wuhan virus: 2-3 students in every Singapore school likely to be affected by leave of absence
This means those who arrived in Singapore on Jan 14 will only be able to return to school 15 days after their return – that is, Jan 29 – if they are well.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Authorities working with China to bring home Singaporeans in Wuhan
Authorities in Singapore are working with China to bring home citizens stuck in Wuhan after the city was locked down on Jan 23 to curb the spread of the deadly coronavirus.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

No new confirmed cases of virus in Singapore after fourth patient
There were no new confirmed cases of Wuhan coronavirus infection in Singapore as of noon yesterday to add to the four cases, the Health Ministry said last night.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Market for child sex dolls exists in Singapore even with new ban
Some retailers in China say they have received inquiries from customers based in Singapore and have shipped dolls here over the years.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Sentosa hotel gets seven employees to test for virus
Seven employees of Village Hotel Sentosa, where a patient diagnosed with the Wuhan virus had stayed, were excused from work yesterday and told to get tested at a hospital.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

One doctor for all conditions
As its population ages, Singapore will see an increase in the number of people suffering from multiple medical conditions.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

More investors to be eligible for fast-track PR scheme
TOWKAY scions and startup founders now have a new road to living in the Republic, under changes to a scheme that dangles permanent residency for investments in Singapore.
— The Business Times

17-year-old ITE student gets top ethical hacking credentials
A first-year Institute of Technical Education (ITE) student has recently attained top ethical hacking credentials, making him one of just 150 in the world to hold the title of Certified Ethical Hacker Master.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Nearly 1 in 3 poly grads makes it to a local uni
When the Government announced the expansion of university places in 2012, only 20 per cent of polytechnic graduates made it to the local universities.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

New Zealand fatal crash: Singaporean pleads guilty to negligent driving
A 29-year-old Singaporean man pleaded guilty yesterday to three charges of negligent driving after the rental car he was driving was involved in a fatal accident in New Zealand.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

A transformation that’s necessary for productivity growth in Singapore
The Republic wants to transform itself into the digital economy of the future and set common standards across countries so that data can flow freely.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

PSP a serious player, says Tan Cheng Bock, as party officially opens headquarters
The Progress Singapore Party is a “serious player and plans to be in local politics for the long haul, said Dr Tan Cheng Bock on Monday (Jan 27) as the party officially opened its headquarters.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Wuhan virus: Pofma will be used to take action against the spread of falsehoods, says Iswaran
Swift action will be taken against falsehoods as there is a grave risk they will spread and cause panic among Singaporeans, the Minister for Communications and Information said.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Surgical & N95 masks resold on Carousell, as high as S$288 for box of 20
In light of the recent Wuhan coronavirus, a lot of people are stocking up on N95 and surgical masks to protect themselves from the virus.
— Mothership

The Singapore gig economy: Right balance on regulations needed to unlock its full potential, say experts
When Grab and Uber burst into Singapore’s transportation scene in 2013, commuters were presented with the convenient option of hailing a ride at the tap of their fingers, whenever they wanted.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Three fires break out over CNY weekend; one linked to e-bike
Three fires broke out over the first two days of the Chinese New Year festival, including one linked to an electric bicycle.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

More prime district home owners defaulted on loans in 2019
This led to a surge in mortgagee-sale listings and time taken to sell such property is longer now.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Sales galleries get more creative to woo buyers
DEVELOPERS in Singapore’s private housing market, particularly the high-end segment, have upped the ante on creativity by offering more at sales galleries, from virtual walk-throughs to elegant hotel-style lounges with coffee bars and more smart home features to wow potential buyers.
— The Business Times

SGX RegCo proposals raise profile of ACRA, SISV
SEVERAL months ago, a major accounting firm refused my request to have one of its key people speak about the auditing field and the trouble that had engulfed Noble Group.
— The Business Times

Over 12,000 attend Istana open house
The Wuhan virus has not dampened the festive spirit as more than 12,000 guests, many wearing protective masks, flocked to the Istana’s open house yesterday.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

First Singaporean to head lab at world chemical weapons body
When Ms Chua Hoe Chee was offered her dream job at the world’s chemical weapons watchdog last March, she took two months to decide before accepting the offer.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Ministers thank workers for commitment to duties during CNY
MWorkers who had to give up their Chinese New Year festivities to man critical posts in areas such as transport, healthcare and security have received a high-level vote of thanks.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

UOB, Singapore Poly students tie up to set up campus branch
United Overseas Bank (UOB) has collaborated with students from Singapore Polytechnic to set up a branch on their campus.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

S’porean comedian Sharul Channa shares heartwarming CNY encounter with an elderly man
While most of us in Singapore are busy celebrating the Chinese New Year festivities with our family and friends, some folks do not have a home or family to celebrate with.
— Mothership

Commentary: Not enough time? Transforming work and sleeping better in a digital world
Transforming current work and study habits to allow for more sleep and more efficient time use will result in better cognitive performance, wellbeing and health, says Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine’s Michael Chee.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Commentary: The Wuhan virus and the problem with the wildlife trade
The Wuhan virus outbreak suggests we still haven’t learnt the lessons from SARS, says an expert.

Roaring young lions: 100-year-old lion dance troupe woos new blood
Singapore Hok San Association lion dancers look to sustain the traditional art form for the next 100 years.
— 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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