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Covid-19: S$3,000 fine for ex-magazine editor who invited 4 guests, attended 13-person party at actor Terence Cao’s home

A former magazine editor was fined S$3,000 on Tues over a gathering with 12 other people at the home of Mediacorp actor Terence Cao last Oct, in violation of Covid-19 safe distancing rules. Lance Lim Chee Keong, 50,…

PUB begins study to protect City-East Coast coastline; studies on Jurong Island, North-West coast to follow

To protect Singapore’s coastlines from the risk of flooding due to rising sea levels, PUB has started a study along the City-East Coast coastline. It will carry out similar studies for Jurong Island later this year and the…

Firms, families would be severely affected by shortfall of 130,000 migrant workers if borders closed post-circuit breaker: MOM

Businesses and families would have been “severely affected” by a shortfall of 130,000 migrant workers including cleaners, construction workers and domestic helpers, if Singapore closed its borders after last year’s circuit breaker, said MOM on Tues. There would…

NSF, primary school teacher among 11 unlinked Covid-19 community cases in Singapore; 28 new infections in total

There were 21 new Covid-19 cases in the community reported by MOH. Four more cases were added to the Changi Airport T3 cluster, bringing the total cases there to 78. Two more were added to the Learning Point…

Families on staycation must observe group size rule of 2 when outside their hotel rooms: STB

Even though more than two people from the same household are allowed to be in one hotel room for their staycation, they should not be together when they leave their room, Singapore Tourism Board said on Mon. Instead,…

NCID director warns Covid-19 situation ‘likely more dangerous’ than before, urges public to go beyond govt restrictions

The Covid-19 situation faced by Singapore is likely more dangerous than just before the circuit breaker last year, given that many community cases are unlinked and the spread involving mutant strains may be “wide and far”, a top…

Singapore Polytechnic student has Covid-19, some lab and practical classes from cohort to go online or be deferred

Some laboratory and practical classes in SP will go online or be deferred for two weeks after a student was confirmed to have contracted the coronavirus, it said on Sun evening. The shift of these lab lessons to…

Covid-19: 9 new cases linked to Learning Point centre, 6 added to Changi Airport cluster; no links for 17 cases

Nine more people were infected with Covid-19 and linked to the Learning Point tuition centre cluster and six more were added to the Changi Airport cluster. Other clusters at a Changi Prison building and the Wok Hey food…

3 supermarkets and several eateries visited by Covid-19 cases while infectious

A Prime supermarket in Tampines, two NTUC FairPrice supermarkets in Bukit Panjang and Hougang, as well as eateries across Singapore, were among 48 places added to a list of public places that had been visited by Covid-19 cases…

Covid-19: Police investigating 70 people found singing, drinking in large gatherings

The police are investigating 47 men and 23 women who were found drinking and singing in three separate gatherings, in a possible breach of Covid-19 safety regulations. SPF said on Sun that on May 7, they were attending…

4 primary school students among 19 new Covid-19 community cases in Singapore

Four primary school students were among 19 new community Covid-19 cases on Sat. The two community cases with no known sources of infection were a Singaporean, 53, who works as a personal chauffeur. The second is an unemployed…

Schools, institutes of higher learning to remain open with tightened Covid-19 safety measures: MOE

From next Mon, all schools and IHL will continue operations with tightened safe mgmt measures, MOE said on Fri. In line with stricter rules announced by the Government under Phase 2 (heightened alert) to curb the spread of…

Kopitiam Square food centre in Sengkang and eateries islandwide visited by Covid-19 cases while infectious

Kopitiam Square food centre in Sengkang as well as eateries and retail outlets across Singapore were among 48 places added to a list of public places that had been visited by Covid-19 cases during their infectious period. On…

52 new Covid-19 cases, including 13 tied to Changi Airport cluster and 4 unlinked community cases

Singapore reported 24 new community Covid-19 cases on Fri, including 13 linked to Changi Airport cluster and four others not traced to any previously reported infections. This takes the total number of people linked to the cluster at…

Covid-19: STB tightens rules on staycations, events and cruises

Families who planned for staycations that fall within the period of heightened controls for Covid-19 transmission will still be allowed to stay in a hotel room if there are more than two people in the household. Singapore Tourism…

Covid-19: Couples on edge as they scramble to make changes to disrupted wedding plans

She is going to be a bride on Sun. But instead of anticipating her big day, patient service associate Nithiya Kamala spent Fri fretting over plans that had been thrown up in the air again. This was because…

Converted ex-nightspots face tougher penalties for glaring Covid-19 breaches; some still offer live shows, hostesses

For flouting Covid-19 regulations, operators of former nightlife spots that have temporarily been converted into eateries will risk getting their food or liquor licences revoked. On Fri, MSE also said that a total of 30 establishments including former…

S$1m grant to nudge building owners to provide proper rest areas for outsourced low-wage workers

More than 2,000 outsourced workers in essential services — including cleaners and security officers — are set to benefit from a S$1 million grant to nudge building owners to provide them with rest areas. MOM said on Fri…

Ikea stores, Plaza Singapura among 47 places visited by Covid-19 cases while infectious

MOH said that the infectious persons had been to Kopitiam food court at Changi Airport T3 on Apr 29 between 3.10pm and 3.14pm, on Apr 30 between 10.55am and 11.25am, on May 2 between 12.30pm and 6.30pm, on…

Impose ‘safety levy’ on employers of migrant workers to put stop to fatal lorry crashes

Recently, it saddened me to read reports of migrant workers being hurt or dying in accidents involving the lorries they were on. These workers are vital to our economy and especially to the construction, manufacturing and services sectors.…

Kopitiam at Terminal 3, Tangs at VivoCity among 15 new places visited by Covid-19 cases while infectious

MOH said that the infectious persons had been to Sheng Siong supermarket at Blk 720 Clementi West St 2 on Apr 28 between 1pm and 2pm, Cafe Amazon Singapore at Jurong Point on Apr 29 between 2pm and…

Covid-19: Jewel Changi Airport to close for 2 weeks, restricted access to all passenger terminal buildings

Jewel Changi Airport and all the airport’s passenger terminal buildings will be closed to the public for 14 days from Thurs until May 27, now that there is a growing Covid-19 cluster linked to a cleaner who worked…

Police probe three cases of alleged verbal abuse against safe distancing officers, bus drivers

The police are investigating three separate incidents of abusive behaviour towards bus drivers as well as safe distancing personnel who were carrying out their duties. On Wed, they said that six men involved in the incidents are under…

Covid-19: Sengkang General Hospital nurse likely infected by B1617 virus variant; airport cluster grows to 26 cases

An operating theatre nurse who works at SKH is the sole community case reported on Wed that has no known source of infection yet. The 33-year-old Filipino nurse was fully vaccinated. Of the other nine community cases, seven…

Covid-19: Infectious person spent 8 hours a day at MacPherson coffee shop from May 3 to 7

MOH said that the infectious persons had spent time at M171 Gourmet Street Coffeeshop at 171 MacPherson Road on May 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7 between 7am and 3pm each day. A KFC fast-food outlet in Junction…

HDB executive allegedly leaked information on flat inspections to tenant; both charged under Official Secrets Act

Two men were charged on Wed under the OSA over an alleged leak of information relating to inspections of a HDB unit in Bukit Merah. Kalayarasan Karuppaya, a 54-year-old Singaporean, had allegedly informed Damandeep Singh, a 22-year-old Indian…

Amid confusion and frustration over Covid-19 rules, SportSG sets aside S$18m to support gyms and fitness studios

SportSG has set aside up to S$18 million to tide over businesses and freelancers affected by the tightened Covid-19 control measures to stem the spread of Covid-19. The news came after a number of regulatory changes were made…

Construction firms facing higher costs from foreign labour crunch may officially reprice business contracts

Construction companies facing a manpower crunch due to the restricted flow of migrant workers into Singapore may apply to adjust the value of their commercial contracts to factor in unplanned increases in labour costs. The applications have to…

Ng Teng Fong General Hospital technician among 3 unlinked community cases; 7 cases linked to airport cluster

There were 25 new cases of Covid-19 on Tues, 13 of which were in the wider community. Of the 13 cases, three have no known links to other confirmed cases, MOH said. The three cases with no known…

New garden at Choa Chu Kang Cemetery Complex for families to scatter ash remains of loved ones

A new garden at Choa Chu Kang Cemetery Complex, which includes a special area for people to scatter the cremated remains of their loved ones, will open from next Mon. Singapore’s first inland ash scattering garden, made up…

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