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‘Smooth’ transition to TraceTogether-only SafeEntry at malls, supermarkets and libraries

The mandatory use of TraceTogether-only SafeEntry at higher-risk places has been rolled out smoothly on day one, as some businesses made sure staff members were on hand to provide any assistance. From Mon, check-ins must be done using…

Retailers call for support as sales fall amid tightened COVID-19 rules

For the past few weeks, jewellery and ear-piercing store Stellar had raked in as much as S$3,300 in sales every Sun at its outlet at VivoCity. But it made just S$2 in an entire day, after tightened COVID-19…

Daewoo director, project manager in MRT construction project jailed for bribing former LTA director

Two Daewoo Engg and Construction executives, who gave bribes to a LTA deputy group director while working on their company’s first project in Singapore, were jailed for eight months on Tues. Kim Young-Gyu, a 52-year-old director, and Ro…

Two students, teacher from 3 different primary schools test positive for COVID-19

Two students and a teacher from three different pri schools – Fuchun, Frontier and Maha Bodhi School – have tested positive for COVID-19, said MOE on Mon. One of the cases is an eight-year-old boy from Fuchun Pri…

17 investigated for illegal gambling, breaching COVID-19 measures

The police are investigating 17 people for their suspected involvement in illegal gambling and breaching COVID-19 safe distancing measures. Those under investigation are aged between 17 and 70, SPF said on Mon. It said they received a report…

JEM, Westgate among locations visited by COVID-19 cases during their infectious period

Shopping malls JEM and Westgate were on Sun added to a list of public places visited by COVID-19 community cases during their infectious period. Other malls on the list include Tampines 1, White Sands, Boon Lay Shopping Centre,…

Many TTSH staff members face discrimination after COVID-19 cluster emerged: Union

Discrimination against healthcare workers has increased since the COVID-19 outbreak, with many TTSH staff members encountering problems when the hospital emerged as a cluster, said HSEU. The hospital is an active COVID-19 cluster, with 46 cases linked to…

COVID-19: Construction industry stakeholders appeal to Govt to bring in foreign workers in a ‘controlled manner’

Stakeholders in Singapore’s construction industry on Mon appealed to the COVID-19 MTF to allow foreign workers to enter Singapore “in a safe and controlled manner”. The CIJC said that the current manpower situation may result in further delays…

Woodlands Integrated Transport Hub to open on Jun 13

The Woodlands Integrated Transport Hub will open on Jun 13, said LTA on Mon. The transport hub, which will be managed by SMRT Buses, is located near the Woodlands NSL and Woodlands TEL MRT stations, as well as…

Fire breaks out in wet market on Canberra Road, no injuries reported

A fire broke out in a wet market along Canberra Road on Mon, said SCDF. It was alerted to a fire at Blk 511 Canberra Road at about 12.45am on Mon. The wet market is located within the…

Sustainability cannot just be taught in geography lessons

On my desk, there once stood an ant colony, housed in a landscaped glass case. It was fascinating to see how fundamentally connected each individual ant was to the larger whole, united in the goals of survival and…

Errant cycling gives the rest of us cyclists a bad name

The sunrise was surreal on those mornings, filtering through old trees, reflecting on the still puddles and enveloping the buildings in a transparent sheet of gold. I had been riding for six consecutive days by then, clocking over…

Food outlets, retailers to get help with delivery costs, going online with reintroduced schemes

Food outlets and retailers affected by COVID-19 Phase 2 (Heightened Alert) restrictions will get help to offset their delivery costs and to go online with reintroduced government schemes. The food delivery and e-commerce subsidy schemes were first introduced…

COVID-19: Singapore tightens border measures with Taiwan; Singaporean, PR travellers to serve 21-day stay-home notice

Singapore citizens, PRs and long-term pass holders with recent travel history to Taiwan will have to serve a 21-day stay-home notice, MOH said on Sat. MOH said the measures, which take effect on May 16, 11.59pm, come in…

About 5,000 inmates, staff to be tested for COVID-19 after cook at Changi Prison tests positive

About 5,000 inmates, staff and partners at Changi Prison will be tested for COVID-19 over the next few days after a cook working there was confirmed to have the infection. All inmates’ face-to-face visits and tele-visits will also…

7 primary schools with COVID-19 cases to switch to home-based learning from May 17 to 28

Seven pri schools with COVID-19 infections will move to HBL from Mon until the end of the school term on May 28, MOE said on Sun. This measure is taken to “safeguard students and staff and curb the…

Call of the wild: What happens when you call a wildlife rescuer?

It was a quiet morning for a juvenile monitor lizard stretched out under a bush – until wildlife rescuers arrived. The bush was in the garden of a private home, and the residents had called NParks after spotting…

Household members can go out in groups of more than 2 for ‘essential activities’: Ong Ye Kung

Health Minister Ong Ye Kung on Sat said that family members staying together can go out as a group for “essential activities” and need not limit the size of their group to two people. Such activities include going…

Several Wang Learning Centre students to quarantine after sharing class with student from Learning Point COVID-19 cluster

Eleven students and a teacher from Wang Learning Centre have been required to quarantine after coming into contact with another student who recently tested positive for COVID-19. The student had attended a class at Wang Learning Centre’s branch…

Woman being investigated for not wearing a face mask at Marina Bay Sands

A 53-year-old woman is being investigated for public nuisance and allegedly breaching COVID-19 safe distancing measures after the police were called to MBS on Sat. SPF said they received a call for assistance at 1 Bayfront Ave at…

Each PAP town council to have sustainability committee with dedicated sustainability officer as part of efforts to go green

Each PAP town council will have a sustainability committee with a dedicated sustainability officer to “drive implementation” of green efforts, the party announced on Sat. This will be part of the Action for Green Towns initiative, which will…

Tackling COVID-19 with targeted measures – the new normal for Singapore?

It had been a tough year for Singapore. Then, as 2020 came to its close, it looked like the country could see a flicker of light at the end of the long COVID-19 tunnel with its transition on…

2 new COVID-19 clusters in Singapore, including tuition centre where 5 students test positive

Two new COVID-19 clusters have been identified in Singapore on Fri, one of which is linked to a tuition centre where five children and a tutor tested positive. Five of the 24 new community cases reported on Fri…

Maris Stella High School gate to be rebuilt, says HDB in response to petition to preserve the gate

In response to a petition to preserve the Maris Stella High School (MSHS) gate, HDB said on Sat that the gate cannot be preserved but will be rebuilt within the school compound. The school gate, built in 1997,…

Pre-event testing to be subsidised for live performances amid tightened COVID-19 measures

The Government will subsidise COVID-19 pre-event testing for arts and culture companies that put on permitted live performances during the period of tightened measures from May 16 to Jun 13. This will enable larger audiences to attend live…

COVID-19: Changi Airport to segregate flight arrivals from high-risk countries, regions

Changi Airport will segregate flights and passengers from high-risk countries and regions from those arriving from low-risk places, CAAS said on Sat. Flights arriving from high-risk regions will be assigned different piers. Passengers on these flights will use…

Tenants in talks with Jewel Changi Airport for assistance to tide over temporary closure

Jewel Changi Airport said its tenants will get support, including rental assistance, to help them cope with the two-week closure that started on Thurs. Jewel, as well as T1 and 3, are closed to the public amid a…

No dining-in at eateries: Restaurants pivot again, food delivery services gear up

F&B businesses are bracing themselves for another round of disruption after authorities announced that dining-in will not be allowed from Sun until Jun 13 as part of measures to curb the spread of COVID-19. Mr Kelvin Ong, CEO…

F&B businesses to get more support from Jobs Support Scheme following tighter COVID-19 measures

The Government will increase support for F&B businesses under the JSS to 50 per cent, following the announcement that dining-in will be suspended from Sun. This is an increase from the 10 per cent support of wages paid…

Singapore’s stocks ‘adequate’ at supermarkets and ‘supply lines intact’: Chan Chun Sing

Singapore’s stocks are “adequate” and “supply lines are intact”, said MTI Minister Chan Chun Sing on Fri as long queues were observed at supermarkets following the announcement of tighter COVID-19 measures. “All retail outlets, including supermarkets, will remain…

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