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3 more places, 1 in Jurong West and 2 in Bukit Panjang, visited by COVID-19 cases

Three more public places visited by confirmed COVID-19 cases in Jurong West and Bukit Panjang were listed by MOH on Wed. It said that the cases had visited Blk 505 market and food centre in Jurong West, Fairprice…

COVID-19: S’pore confirms 533 new cases, including two S’poreans linked to Jurong Penjuru dorm

MOH confirmed on Wed 533 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore, bringing the total to 32,876, as well as 832 recoveries. Of the 533 new cases, 529 are foreign workers living in dormitories, it said while the four remaining…

Certis debuts AI technology to identify Aedes mosquitoes, forecast dengue hot spots in Singapore

AI is being used to recognise mosquito species fast and help fight dengue fever in Singapore, where the number of cases of the mosquito-borne disease has hit a four-year high. From June 1, Certis will begin testing an…

Catholic churches to stay closed from June 2; mosques and gurdwaras to reopen with strict measures

The Catholic Church in Singapore will stay closed to private worship even after circuit breaker rules are eased from June 2, while mosques are set to reopen gradually with limited operating hours for a start. Gurdwaras will also…

Govt to waive swab test costs for construction workers until August

The Government will waive the cost of swab tests for construction workers until Aug this year, BCA announced on Wed. These are for all construction works that are allowed to resume before Aug. Renovation works in residential units…

Stanley Ho’s legacy in Singapore’s property market? Yup, it’s pretty weird

1) ‘Villa Marie’ bungalow at 9 Cuscaden Road – In Aug 2016, Stanley Ho made his maiden entry into Singapore real estate with some aplomb, paying a record $5,634 psf for a landed property at 9 Cuscaden Road…

COVID-19: New app launched to help monitor and report migrant workers’ health status

A new mobile app to monitor and report COVID-19 symptoms is among the new resources announced by MOM on Wed to help provide better care for migrant workers. The FWMOMCare app allows workers to record their temperatures twice…

Daily Covid-19 cases in dorms likely to fall below 100 in three to four weeks’ time

The number of daily confirmed Covid-19 cases in dormitories is likely to fall below 100 in three to four weeks’ time, Professor Teo Yik Ying, dean of NUS Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, said yesterday. At…

Coronavirus: Suspended home renovations can restart but new works will have to wait

Home renovation works for HDB flats and private homes that were disrupted can restart in Phase 1 of the post-circuit breaker period, BCA said on Wed. Suspended building works for single-dwelling landed residential properties will also be able…

Firms that qualify for higher wage subsidies relieved, but worry about long recovery

Firms that have been hard hit by safe distancing measures and travel restrictions say they are relieved to qualify for higher wage subsidies after the circuit breaker ends. Retail, arts and entertainment and construction are among the sectors…

Singapore is ‘top choice’ for migrant workers, says contractors association chief

The Singapore government should consider its next moves on the issue of migrant workers “cautiously”, said SCAL. Its president Ng Yek Meng was in response to what he called “unfair comments” regarding the treatment of migrant workers here.…

Industry associations hit back at calls for reduced reliance on migrant workers

Several trade and industry associations have criticised the calls for Singapore to reduce its reliance on foreign workers, saying that such a move would have a negative impact on the economy. On Wed, these associations also argued that…

Mandatory rent waiver raises risks for private landlords: Property consultants

The government’s move to bolster rental support will extend another lifeline to tenants, many of whom are SMEs, industry players have said. But they add that legislating that landlords also contribute may put these landlords in a more…

School campus upgrades, new primary school in Tampines North delayed by COVID-19

Infrastructure projects at some schools have been delayed by safe distancing measures designed to contain the spread of COVID-19, MOE said on Wed. “These measures have affected the production and delivery of construction materials, as well as on-site…

Banks approve 90% of applications to defer mortgage payments

Banks have approved about nine in 10 applications by property buyers to defer mortgage payments. They have also approved more than 90 per cent of applications submitted by SMEs to defer payments on secured loans. These deferments are…

Disrupted home renovations will get priority to resume: Lawrence Wong

Home owners whose renovation works were disrupted will be given priority to restart in phase one of the post-circuit breaker period, said MND Minister Lawrence Wong yesterday. The Government will consider allowing new home renovation projects to proceed…

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