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Single-day high of 18 reported COVID deaths in S’pore; 3,862 new cases

MOH on Wed confirmed 3,862 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore – bringing the country’s total case count to 158,587 – as well as a single-day high of 18 deaths due to the disease. Of the new cases, 3,851…

Construction site supervisor jailed after drunk driver crashes into excavator, dies

A 43-year-old site supervisor has been jailed for a week, following a 2017 incident in which a drunk driver crashed into the side of an excavator and died. Shortly before Oh Wei Loong, 27, crashed head on into…

Six more deaths from COVID, 2,553 new cases in Singapore

MOH on Mon confirmed 2,553 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore, bringing the country’s total case count to 150,731 as well as six more deaths due to the disease. Of the new cases, 2,008 are in the community, 544…

No ‘flip-flop’ on COVID strategy, ‘massive deaths’ averted: Ong Ye Kung

Health Minister Ong Ye Kung has denied that Singapore’s COVID mgmt strategy amounts to a “flip-flop”, claiming that its “middle-of-the-road approach” and strict controls throughout the large part of the past 20 months of the pandemic has helped…

COVID-19: Singapore reports 3,058 new cases, 9 more deaths

Another nine individuals in Singapore have succumbed to the coronavirus, as MOH confirmed 3,058 new COVID-19 cases on Sun, bringing the country’s total case count to 148,178. Of the new cases, 3,055 are local infections: 2,454 are in…

9 more deaths, 3,348 new COVID cases in Singapore

Another nine individuals in Singapore have succumbed to the coronavirus, as MOH confirmed 3,348 new COVID-19 cases on Sat, bringing the country’s total case count to 145,120. Of the new cases, 2,688 are in the community, 656 in…

3,445 new COVID cases in Singapore, 8 more deaths

MOH on Fri confirmed 3,445 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore, bringing the country’s total case count to 141,772, as well as eight more deaths due to the disease. Of the new cases, 3,443 are local infections: 2,823 are…

Shangri-La Dialogue to resume in Singapore next June after cancellations in 2020, 2021

The Shangri-La Dialogue security summit will resume in Singapore next year from 10 to 12 June, following cancellations in 2020 and 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The summit, which had been an annual affair at the Shangri-La…

3,190 new COVID cases in Singapore, 9 more deaths

MOH on Wed confirmed 3,190 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore, bringing the country’s total case count to 135,395, as well as nine more deaths due to the disease. Of the new cases, 3,184 are local infections: 2,686 are…

11 COVID deaths, 2,976 new cases in Singapore

MOH on Tues confirmed 2,976 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore, bringing the country’s total case count to 132,205, as well as 11 more deaths due to the disease. It also marks the 23rd day in a row with…

NSF who left home twice while on MC jailed 18 weeks

A full-time NSF with SCDF was jailed for 18 weeks on Mon after he left home twice while on MC. On the second occasion, Fathullah Abdul Rahman, 23, tested positive for COVID-19 after he had left home for…

Breaking 5-day streak, Singapore reports 2,809 new COVID cases, 9 deaths

MOH on Sun confirmed 2,809 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore, bringing the country’s total case count to 126,966, as well as nine more deaths due to the disease. “The fall in the number of cases today is likely…

Singapore to have VTL with 8 more countries, including UK, US

VTLs will be opened for fully-vaccinated travellers from eight more countries to Singapore from 19 Oct: Canada, Denmark, France, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, UK and US. All eight countries are already open to travellers from Singapore. So the VTLs…

Large number of COVID cases putting ‘significant strain’ on healthcare system: MOH

Large daily numbers of COVID-19 cases have placed “significant strain” on Singapore’s healthcare system, even as the current rate of infection slows down, said MOH on Fri. “Our healthcare workers – who have now been stretched for almost…

Food stall owner whose maid had 4 fingers severed while using grinder jailed, fined

A food stall owner who tasked an untrained maid with using an electric meat grinder to grind chilli was jailed for two weeks and fined $19,000 on Fri after the maid ended up having four fingers severed by…

Woman who left SHN hotel room by climbing balcony given discharge amounting to acquittal

A Singaporean woman who was hauled to court after she climbed up to the balcony of another room while serving her SHN at a hotel in Sentosa was given a discharge amounting to an acquittal on all four…

Woman who kept exercising at boyfriend’s house during circuit breaker given probation

A woman who kept leaving her residence to exercise with her boyfriend during Singapore’s partial lockdown last year was given six months’ administrative probation on Wed. According to her charges, May Moe Kyi, 23, a Myanmar national and…

Suspension of residential care home visits extended to 24 October

The suspension of in-person visits at all residential care homes has been extended to 24 Oct, MOH said on Tues. The suspension which was announced last month, was to end originally on next Mon. However, MOH said that…

Man destroyed NEA-deployed camera he thought was eyeing him

Believing that NEA had installed a surveillance camera near his flat to monitor him, a 60-year-old man with a history of throwing paper and a bag full of urine from his flat destroyed it with a hammer. Boo…

‘Sooner or later, many of us will end up catching’ COVID: Lawrence Wong

Many people in Singapore will end up catching COVID-19, and there is no need to be fearful or embarrassed about it, said MTF co-chair Lawrence Wong. On Sat, the Finance Minister said that “sooner or later, many of…

COVID: 14-day travel history, 10-day SHN for incoming travellers

From midnight this coming Thurs, visitors to Singapore will be granted entry based on their travel history in the last 14 days instead of the current guideline of the past 21 days. All travellers with recent travel history…

Firm admits to making 4 security staff work up to 20 hours a day

A security manpower firm admitted on Thurs to overworking four of its security officers due to a lack of staff. Peregrine Security had made its security officers, which were deployed to different worksites, work back to back shifts…

COVID: Seniors over 60 ‘strongly urged’ to stay home for 4 weeks – Eldercare agency

Those aged 60 and above, as well as those living with them, have been “strongly urged” by AIC to continue staying home over the next four weeks to protect themselves, particularly if they are unvaccinated. AIC noted that…

Ah Yat Seafood Restaurant, Asia Piling, each fined $6,500 for 65-person event

A restaurant and an event organiser were each fined $6,500 on Wed for allowing a 65-person company dinner to be held earlier this year in violation of COVID-19 safe mgmt measures. The entities being prosecuted were Ah Yat…

Man jailed for forging vaccination memo with phone app to dine in

A Chinese national who was vaccinated in his home country decided to forge a doctor’s memorandum issued in Singapore to a colleague in order to dine at a restaurant. Zhang Shaopeng, 30, was in Singapore in Aug while…

Khoo Teck Puat Hospital sets up makeshift holding areas due to surge in ER patients

KTPH in Yishun is the next medical institution to announce that it will be setting up makeshift holding areas for its growing number of patients as COVID-19 infections hit a new record in Singapore. A day after reporting…

Third straight day: New high of 1,650 daily COVID cases in Singapore, 3 more deaths

MOH on Fri confirmed a new record-high of 1,650 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore – taking the country’s total case count to 84,510 – and three more deaths due to the disease. Fri’s count marks the highest ever…

No plans for mandatory COVID vaccinations in Singapore: MOH official

There are no plans to make COVID-19 vaccinations mandatory as the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines used in Singapore have not been fully registered, said a senior MOH official on Fri. Three mRNA vaccines made by the companies have…

MOH to publish map of areas visited by larger number of COVID cases

From next Fri, MOH will publish a map of areas frequented recently by a larger number of confirmed COVID-19 cases on its website. On Fri, it said the map can help guide individuals on their movement and activities.…

Work-from-home default from 27 Sep-24 Oct: MTF

WFH will be the default for employees who can work from home from 27 Sept to 24 Oct, MTF said on Fri. During this period, the 10-day snap WFH regime will be suspended. Currently, up to 50 per…

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