Singapore morning news for May 20

Singapore morning news for May 20

Singapore morning news

Singapore’s Covid-19 circuit breaker ends on June 1; economy to reopen in three phases
In the first phase, called safe reopening, more people will be allowed to return to their workplaces, with priority given to critical sectors and businesses.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Singapore reports 451 new COVID-19 cases, taking country’s total to 28,794
Singapore reported 451 new COVID-19 cases as of noon on Tuesday (May 19), taking the national total to 28,794.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Coronavirus: Singapore’s testing rate of 49,000 tests per million people among highest in the world
Over 281,000 tests for Covid-19 on 191,000 unique individuals have been carried out here so far.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Singapore to gradually reopen borders, plans to resume essential travel among countries with low COVID-19 transmission rate
Singapore will gradually reopen its borders with safeguards in place to allow Singaporeans to conduct essential activities abroad and for foreigners to enter and transit through the country, the Ministry of Health said on Tuesday (May 19).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

DPM to unveil fourth package of financial support next Tuesday
Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat will announce a new round of Covid-19 support measures for businesses and individuals next Tuesday in Parliament.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Number of discharged COVID-19 patients in Singapore crosses 10,000 mark
Singapore also recorded the smallest number of COVID-19 cases in the ICU since the start of the circuit breaker on Apr 7.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

More healthcare services, including some surgical ops, to resume from June 2
Cancer screening, surgical operations for advanced cataracts, flu vaccinations and dental procedures are among healthcare services that can be carried out from next month.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Singapore to exit circuit breaker on Jun 1, visiting of parents, places of worship allowed with restrictions
Singapore will exit the circuit breaker as planned on Jun 1, with measures to be progressively lifted in three phases from the next day, the authorities announced on Tuesday (May 19).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

IT glitch causes MOH to wrongly send message to 357 Covid-19 patients that they are infected again
The ministry sent a follow-up message to all recipients within three hours, clarifying the mistake and apologising for the inconvenience and anxiety caused.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Places of worship will reopen for limited private prayer
Places of worship here will reopen for private worship from June 2, with a limit of five members of the same household praying at a time.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

COVID-19: Pre-schools, early intervention centres to reopen gradually from Jun 2
Pre-schools and early intervention centres will begin to resume classes gradually from Jun 2, beginning with children at the kindergarten level, the Early Childhood Development Agency (ECDA) announced on Tuesday (May 19).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Commuters must wear masks on buses, trains
Commuters will have to wear masks and refrain from talking on the phone or to one another when taking buses and trains, to avoid spreading droplets in an enclosed space.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Temasek Foundation gives 300,000 face shields to F&B workers
The Temasek Foundation is donating 300,000 face shields to front-line and back-of-house staff in the food and beverage (F&B) industry.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Financial institutions allowed more onsite staff from June 2: MAS
THE Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) will allow financial institutions (FIs) here to reopen more customer-service locations under the first phase of the lifting of circuit-breaker measures on June 2.
— The Business Times

Service ambassador at Bishan station contracts COVID-19, premises ‘thoroughly cleaned and disinfected’: SMRT
An SMRT service ambassador has been hospitalised after contracting COVID-19, the transport operator confirmed on Tuesday (May 19).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Police investigate ‘non-Singaporeans’ from boozy Robertson Quay gathering: Masagos
‘We will enforce against anybody found breaching safe distancing measures’
— Coconuts Singapore

Flights grounded, fewer repairs: Singapore’s aerospace industry feels knock-on effects of COVID-19
With flights cut and planes grounded, the impact of COVID-19 on commercial aviation has had a knock-on effect on the aerospace industry which supports it.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

One in 2 SMEs see falling sales for next 12 months: poll
SINGAPORE businesses appear to be bracing themselves for a slow recovery post-Covid-19, with nearly one in two surveyed in April expecting sales for the next 12 months to fall year-on-year.
— The Business Times

Polytechnic lectures to remain online after circuit breaker ends, ITE students to rotate between online and on-campus lessons
Tertiary students will continue to have online lectures and tutorials following the end of the “circuit breaker” period on Jun 1, with only select sessions to be held on campus, the Ministry of Education (MOE) announced on Tuesday (May 19).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Temasek Foundation gives 300,000 face shields to F&B workers
The Temasek Foundation is donating 300,000 face shields to front-line and back-of-house staff in the food and beverage (F&B) industry.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

COVID-19: DPM Heng Swee Keat to deliver ministerial statement on further help for businesses, individuals
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance Heng Swee Keat will deliver a ministerial statement next week on further plans to help businesses and people amid the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Transition to a ‘new normal’ after circuit breaker: How will measures be lifted beyond Phase 1?
All students will be able to return to schools and people will be able to dine out only if the COVID-19 situation remains under control following the exit from the “circuit breaker” on Jun 1.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Uber to close Asia-Pacific HQ in Singapore as virus impact worsens
Uber will be moving its Asia-Pacific headquarters out of Singapore in the next 12 months as the Covid-19 outbreak continues to rattle its business.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

SAF, SPF and SCDF to resume basic training with COVID-19 preventive measures from May 26
The Singapore Armed Forces (SAF), Singapore Police Force (SPF) and Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) will from May 26 resume basic training with COVID-19 preventive measures in place to protect participants.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

COVID-19: Graduating primary, secondary students to attend school on weekdays after circuit breaker ends; others to rotate weekly
Students will return to school in two phases following the end of the “circuit breaker” period on Jun 1, the Ministry of Education (MOE) announced on Tuesday (May 19).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Interest in 1,500 temporary Covid-19 jobs including swabbers
The job, offered on a short-term contract, pays $3,800 a month.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Accusations of ‘profiteering and corruption’ over COVID-19 community care facilities untrue: Surbana Jurong
Infrastructure consultancy Surbana Jurong has refuted online allegations that it is profiteering from the setting up and running of Community Care Facilities (CCFs) for COVID-19 isolation, including a facility at the Singapore Expo.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Migrant worker tea-time crush clip was old and situation now ‘improved’: Defense Ministry
More than 2,000 infected migrant workers isolated at the Changi Exhibition Center facility.
— Coconuts Singapore

With only one bidder, no tender awarded for Singapore’s first dementia care village
No award was given for what would have become Singapore’s first dementia care village, after only one bid was submitted for the tender, the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) announced on Tuesday (May 19).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Singtel to recognise its share of Airtel’s provision at $357 million
Singtel on Tuesday (May 19) said it will recognise its share of Bharti Airtel’s provision for a one-time spectrum charge at S$357 million, or $232 million on a post-tax basis.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

AMKTC corruption case: Both sides appeal, prosecution seeks to increase the jail terms
Both sides of a corruption case involving a former Ang Mo Kio Town Council (AMKTC) general manager and a construction company director appealed on Tuesday (May 19) against the sentences.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

They volunteered to drive suspected COVID-19 cases to hospital. This is what their life is like
From wearing personal protective equipment on the roads to receiving curious looks and surprising their passengers when they pull up — these volunteer private-hire car drivers have done it all.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Prosecution says man accused of assault planned to leave Singapore by boat
A man allegedly linked to an attack on another man at a cemetery in Choa Chu Kang had planned to leave Singapore by boat, the prosecution told a district court on Tuesday (May 19).
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Sole bid for dementia village rejected as $15 million price offered was too low: MOH, URA
The joint tender was submitted by real estate and healthcare company Pre 11 and Orpea Singapore.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Woman who made ‘sovereign’ remark faces two more charges, including one for not wearing a mask on fourth occasion
A woman who was caught without a face mask and proclaiming “I am a sovereign” at Shunfu Mart earlier this month faces two additional charges, including one more for refusing to wear a mask on a fourth occasion.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Singapore’s Doctor Love launches online platform for migrant workers to consult doctors in their home countries
The COVID-19 Heartware platform aims to provide migrant workers from Bangladesh and Myanmar with not just medical treatment but also emotional care.
— CNA

Five good-news stories to restore your faith in humanity during the circuit breaker
Since the circuit breaker started, we’ve seen our fair share of disputes that have erupted over individuals flouting the rules by not wearing a mask.
— The Pride

 

 

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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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