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Coronavirus: After Little India riot, Singapore promised migrant workers decent housing. What happened?

Before leaving his hometown of Dhaka 17 years ago in search of better wages in Singapore’s construction industry, Zakir Hossain Khokan was a freelance journalist in Bangladesh. It cost S$10,000 to pay the recruiters, but his family was…

All residents and staff at nursing homes to be tested for COVID-19, some employees to be housed on-site or at hotels

All residents and employees at nursing homes and other such facilities serving the elderly will be tested for COVID-19, said MOH and MSF on Sat. The additional measure covers nursing homes, welfare homes, sheltered homes and adult disability…

No help, out of money, breathing construction dust: Covid-19 renovation woes plague homeowners

Picture this: it’s the circuit breaker period, your half-renovated new home is in shambles, and it’s completion date. Now the buyers demand to move in to the house you’ve sold, and you have nowhere to move to. This…

447 new Covid-19 cases in Singapore; 5 new clusters emerge

Singapore has confirmed 447 new cases of Covid-19 infection MOH said on Sat, bringing the total to 17,548. Of the 447 cases, six of the infections were from the community — four Singaporeans or PRs and two work…

Home-based food businesses can resume operations from May 12 with strict measures in place

Home-based food businesses will be allowed to resume operations from May 12, as part of the Government’s efforts to gradually ease “circuit breaker” measures. These businesses will, however, have to abide by safe mgmt measures such as ensuring…

COVID-19: Graduating students to go back to schools in small groups from 19 May – Ong Ye Kung

Students from graduating cohorts – Pri 6, Sec 4 and 5, JC2 and Pre-U 3 – will be brought back to schools on selected days in the week from 19 May, as part of Singapore’s initial steps to…

COVID-19: Barbers, laundry services and pet supplies allowed to reopen from 12 May

Selected retail operations will be allowed to resume from 12 May, as part of Singapore’s easing of COVID-19 circuit breaker measures announced on Sat. The following activities can resume on-site operations, with added safe distancing measures provided by…

COVID-19: Shops selling beverages, like bubble tea, not allowed to reopen on 12 May

Boba joy for bubble tea lovers will have to wait as bubble tea shops will not be allowed to resume business when selected circuit breaker measures are eased on 12 May. On Sat, the multi-ministry taskforce announced that…

Lockdown fatigue in US, Australia as Singapore, Japan stay home, Google data shows

More people stayed home in Brazil, Japan and Singapore in Apr as those countries’ novel coronavirus cases surged, while people in US and Australia returned to parks and jobs as infection rates flattened, data from Google shows. The…

Coronavirus: Singapore to ease ‘circuit breaker’ partial lockdown starting May 5

Singapore on Sat announced that it would gradually ease its partial coronavirus lockdown as the number of cases in the community dipped, with businesses to resume operations in phases starting on Tues. “With the decrease in community transmission,…

RTS Link project suspension extended for third and final time to 31 July

Singapore has confirmed that the JB-Singapore RTS Link project suspension will be extended for a third and final time to 31 July. MOT confirmed the extension in a media response to a statement by Malaysia Transport Minister Wee…

Residents, staff at elderly homes being tested for Covid-19; some staff to move into designated lodgings during circuit breaker

Residents and staff in homes serving the elderly — such as nursing homes, welfare homes, sheltered homes and adult disability homes — are receiving “priority testing” for Covid-19, MOH and MSF said on Sat. They added that resident-facing…

URA seeks marketing consultancy for strategic review of Jurong Lake District to draw businesses

The concept plans for JLD are up for strategic review, with URA looking to scale up marketing and promotion of the district from the third quarter. While the area is already home to a number of companies and…

Initiatives on contact tracing to be stepped up and expanded

Contact tracing initiatives are being stepped up, as part of plans to fight the coronavirus outbreak. For example, the national digital check-in system SafeEntry, which tracks the entry and exit of individuals at premises, is already mandatory for…

Infection rates differ widely across workers’ dormitories

The coronavirus infection rate varies widely across foreign worker dormitories, with several hundred tests sometimes yielding only one or two positive results. Yet in a different dormitory, the same tests may pick up many more cases, said Health…

Courts should not be used in petty quarrels, says judge

The High Court on Wed has sent a message to MCST of more than 2,000 entities, including condominiums. It is that the court will rule in favour of the chairman whose decisions at GMs are challenged in court,…

Deadline extended for RTS link bilateral agreement

The bilateral discussions on the JB-Singapore RTS link project has been extended by three months, says Malaysia’s Transport Ministry. Its minister Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong said many economic and social sectors had been adversely affected due…

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