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Covid-19: 1,300 foreign workers to be temporarily housed at two SAF camps

Around 1,300 foreign workers will be temporarily housed in unused sections of two military camps as part of measures to stem the spread of the Covid-19 disease during the circuit breaker period. Pioneer, Mindef’s publication, said in a…

Coronavirus: Hawkers can eat at table directly in front of stall but must do so alone, says NEA

Hawkers can eat at tables immediately in front of their stalls but should do so alone, NEA clarified on Fri. Confusion had arisen among some stallholders who were afraid of breaking the law if they ate at a…

Cleanliness and sanitation at 4 isolated foreign worker dormitories ‘vastly improved’: MOM

The cleanliness and sanitation at four of the foreign worker dormitories that have been gazetted as isolation areas has “vastly improved”, MOM said on Fri. It said “enhanced measures and cleaning routines” had been put in place at…

Singapore is paying ‘close attention’ to welfare of foreign workers amid COVID-19 outbreak: PM Lee

Singapore will do its best to take care of the needs of foreign workers here amid the COVID-19 outbreak, said PM Lee on Fri. The number of COVID-19 cases in foreign worker dormitories has surged in recent days,…

Covid-19: 198 more cases in Singapore, new cluster at ICA Building

MOH on Fri announced that there were 198 new cases of Covid-19, as the total number of cases in Singapore surged past the 2,000-mark. Of these, 79 cases were linked to clusters of infections at foreign worker dormitories…

Covid-19: Safe-distancing measures help control crowds at markets, but some park-goers still ignoring rules

To ensure that safe-distancing measures are being adhered to at wet markets, stallholders and town council staff are turning to different ways to manage large crowds. And these seem to be working, with three markets that TODAY visited…

Covid-19: Over 2,900 stern warnings, 40 fines issued on April 10 for non-compliance with safe distancing measures

More than 2,900 stern warnings and 40 fines were issued to members of the public on Fri alone for non-compliance with the elevated safe distancing measures, said MEWR. It said this brings the total of stern warnings issued…

Covid-19 compels investors to stay on the sidelines

Preliminary real estate investment volume in Singapore for the first quarter this year amounted to S$2.47 billion, a 36.1% drop from the previous quarter. This marks the second consecutive quarter of decline in real estate investment volume. The…

‘Massive’ Covid-19 cluster sparks Punggol HDB residents’ worst fears

The massive and growing number of confirmed Covid-19 cases at PPT Lodge 1B — a foreign worker dormitory housing 13,000+ residents—appears to be causing increasing fear and uncertainty among the Punggol HDB residents who live nearby. Residents of…

Construction of BTO flats to be expedited after May 4

The construction of BTO flats will be quickened after the circuit breaker measures are lifted to keep projects on track, HDB told ST yesterday. Since Tues, construction activities for all BTO projects have been stopped and worksites closed,…

Coronavirus: Most try to toe the line, but crowds still seen in supermarkets, at parks and beaches in Singapore

As Singapore enters its fourth day of circuit breaker measures, crowds were seen mostly in supermarkets and wet markets, as people headed out to do their shopping on Good Fri, a public holiday. Shoppers ST spoke to said…

Singapore’s treatment of foreign workers is a stain we can do without

How quickly fortunes can turn. It was only a few weeks ago that Singapore was smelling like roses with the country being praised, both here and abroad, for its efficient handling of the COVID-19 crisis. Today, the same…

S-Reits themselves in need of some lifelines

Before the Covid-19 pandemic dealt a devastating blow to the Singapore economy, Reits were already suffering from a bad-boy image as far as their tenants were concerned. Reits are characterised by their high income, strong yields and low…

COVID-19: SMRT reviewing safe distancing on buses; notice on passenger limits was put up ‘prematurely’

SMRT is still in discussion with LTA about specific measures to limit passengers on its buses, as part of stricter safe-distancing measures to curb the spread of COVID-19, the operator said on Fri. This comes after a notice…

NGOs launch initiatives to help migrant workers amid COVID-19 outbreak

Ground-up initiatives have sprung up to help foreign workers who have been affected by Singapore’s “circuit breaker” measures that are aimed at curbing the spread of COVID-19. COVID Migrant Support Coalition, an informal group consisting of volunteers from…

COVID-19: Tampines Dormitory declared isolation area under Infectious Diseases Act

A fifth foreign worker dormitory, Tampines Dormitory, has been declared an isolation area to prevent the spread or “possible outbreak” of COVID-19. On Thurs, MOH reported 17 additional cases linked to Tampines Dormitory in 2 Tampines Place, which…

COVID-19: Community isolation facility at Singapore Expo operational from Apr 10

A community isolation facility at the Singapore Expo and MAX Atria will be operational from Fri, MOH said. This comes a day after Singapore saw 287 new COVID-19 cases, the largest spike in numbers to date. The new…

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