Singapore morning news for June 10

Singapore morning news for June 10

Singapore morning news

218 new Covid-19 cases in Singapore in lowest daily tally since April 11
There were 218 new coronavirus cases confirmed as of noon on Tuesday (June 9), the lowest daily tally since April 11 when 191 new cases were reported.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Singapore’s dengue cases hit seven-year high
Dengue fever infections this year surpassed 10,000 today after 165 new cases were reported in the past two days, according to the city-state’s environment agency.
— Coconuts Singapore

Singapore ranks 4th in safest places to live in during pandemic: Survey
Singapore is among the safest places to live in during the Covid-19 pandemic, a new study says, indicating that the authorities are well placed to lift restrictions aimed at reducing the spread of the coronavirus.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Vaccine will be made available to all Singaporeans who need it
Every Singaporean who needs it will have access to a Covid-19 vaccine should one become available, said National Development Minister Lawrence Wong yesterday.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Singapore business sentiment remains downbeat but more optimism in manufacturing, financial sectors
BUSINESS sentiment among local firms remains downbeat for the third quarter of this year, but has improved from the previous quarter’s record low amid the economy’s gradual reopening.
— The Business Times

5 businesses, 53 people fined for COVID-19 breaches in first week of Phase 1 reopening
A total of 58 businesses and individuals were fined following inspections made in the first week of Singapore’s Phase 1 reopening after the circuit breaker.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

New screening centres set up to support expanded virus testing
As more activities resume and people start interacting more freely, there could be an inevitable rise in the number of new Covid-19 cases in the coming weeks.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Another 180 lifts in AHTC to be upgraded over next 15 months; works for first batch affected by circuit breaker
Around 180 Housing Board (HBD) lifts under the Workers’ Party-run Aljunied-Hougang Town Council (AHTC) will be upgraded with better safety measures over the next 15 months.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Allowing Malaysians to commute to Singapore will boost both countries’ economies: Johor chief minister
The decision to allow Malaysians to commute from Johor Bahru to Singapore for work will not only provide relief to the people but will also help to boost the economy in both countries, said Johor Chief Minister Hasni Mohammad on Tuesday (Jun 9).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Poll: Q3 hiring outlook weakest since 2009
The labour market is showing signs of strain as businesses put off recruitment amid the uncertainty brought about by Covid-19.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Singapore condo resales sink further but prices hold steady in 2nd month of circuit breaker: SRX
About 171 units were resold in May, similar to levels seen during the financial crisis of 2009.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Office, building designs will have to change to lower risk of Covid-19 spread: Lawrence Wong
WITH Covid-19 transforming the way people live and work, Singapore’s urban plans and building designs will need to change, and companies will have to find new, safer ways to deliver products and services, said Minister for National Development Lawrence Wong on Tuesday.
— The Business Times

COVID-19: Elections Department expands digital services for candidates and agents, requires SingPass 2FA
In light of the COVID-19 situation and the need for safe distancing, the Elections Department (ELD) has expanded its digital services for candidates and their election agents to use upon the issue of the Writ of Election.
— The Online Citizen

Coronavirus: 3,000 cases of crew change approved by port authority in Singapore
The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) has approved almost 3,000 cases of crew change in Singapore since March 27, with three chartered flights set to help more seafarers leave their ships to go home this week.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Community cases up in Singapore while NZ declares virus victory and lifts all lockdown
During a virtual news conference yesterday (8 Jun), Minister for National Development Lawrence Wong told the media that community cases have increased, a week after the end of Singapore’s circuit breaker period (‘Wong: Community cases up but situation under control’).
— The Online Citizen

COVID-19: Government will work closely with construction industry to get through ‘difficult patch’
The construction sector has been a “key vulnerability” during the COVID-19 pandemic and the Government will work closely with the industry to get through this difficult period, said National Development Minister Lawrence Wong on Tuesday (Jun 9).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Singaporeans must stay ‘disciplined and vigilant’, prepare for more challenging times amid COVID-19: Lawrence Wong
Singaporeans must stay “disciplined and vigilant” in the fight against COVID-19 as the virus is not likely to go away, said Minister for National Development Lawrence Wong on Tuesday (Jun 9).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Minister Lawrence Wong’s national broadcast on living with Covid-19
Mr Wong delivers the second speech on Tuesday (June 9) in a series of broadcasts by Singapore leaders on the post-Covid-19 future.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Police warn of phishing scams after nearly 30-fold spike in cases
The number of phishing scams in the first five months of 2020 has increased to 266 cases, almost 30 times the nine cases reported in the same period last year, police warned on Tuesday (Jun 9).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

11 suspects under probe over illegal payment services
Six men and five women are being investigated after they allegedly offered their bank accounts to help receive and transfer money to other bank accounts in return for a commission.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Netizens criticise Govt’s TraceTogether token, say it would only be a “waste of resources”
The newly proposed wearable device for contact tracing – TraceTogether token – has drawn flak from many netizens recently as they raised privacy concerns in relation to the device.
— The Online Citizen

Customers warned against making membership, maintenance payments to Global ATC
The Consumers Association of Singapore (CASE) on Tuesday (Jun 9) advised people against making payments to Global ATC Holding, which claims to be acting for Asian Travel Club (ATC).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

How do we keep an unelected officer in check where POFMA is concerned?
Even as the date of the general election remains unknown, it would appear that preparations are underway which add credence to rife speculation that such elections are imminent.
— The Online Citizen

Bringing society together is the ‘critical issue’ facing Singapore beyond elections: Heng Swee Keat
Bringing society together to cope with a period of massive change is the “really critical issue” facing Singapore beyond the upcoming elections, Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat said on Monday (Jun 8).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Lawrence Wong explains why no safe distancing on buses and trains: Journeys aren’t long and risks are transient
During a virtual news conference yesterday (8 Jun), Minister for National Development Lawrence Wong responded to questions on perceived inconsistency safe distancing rules imposed by the government.
— The Online Citizen

Singapore has to adapt to vast changes from Covid-19
SINGAPORE faces an “unprecedented level” of uncertainty today, far more than what the country experienced during the Global Financial Crisis or Asian Financial Crisis, said Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat on Monday.
— The Business Times

Roundup: Singapore’s e-commerce market expected to reach US$9.5B this year
Singapore’s e-commerce booms during COVID-19, according to new research According to research by data and analytics firm GlobalData, online shopping in Singapore has boomed in the wake of the global pandemic, as reported by Insideretail.
— e27

Man charged with repeatedly flying drone near MINDEF protected base, taking photos with it
A man is accused of flying a drone over a protected Ministry of Defence (MINDEF) base seven times and taking pictures of the protected Gombak Base on several of these occasions.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Annual Pink Dot event goes online; organisers to rally LGBTQ community with virtual events
To adapt to the new realities of a global pandemic, this year’s Pink Dot SG rally is going online, say the annual event’s organisers.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Man arrested for using stolen debit card to make purchases worth S$4,500
Police arrested a 48-year-old man on Tuesday (Jun 9) on suspicion of using a stolen debit card to make unauthorised purchases.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Lotte takes over liquor and tobacco concession at Changi Airport; new business will be its largest in Asia-Pac
To celebrate the start of its operations, Lotte is offering a 7 per cent discount on some products from June 12 to 30.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Husband and wife found guilty of abusing maid, who climbed out onto window ledge to escape
A man and his wife were found guilty on Tuesday (Jun 9) of abusing a maid for about two months until she climbed out onto a window ledge and was rescued by a painter.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

19-year-old arrested for inciting violence, posting racist comments online
A 19-year-old has been arrested for his suspected involvement in inciting violence and posting hateful comments on social media, police said on Monday (Jun 8).
— 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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