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S’pore restaurants frustrated by extension of Covid-19 rules, ask for clearer goals

Restaurateurs have greeted the extension of Covid-19 rules restricting dining-in to two persons until Nov 21 with frustration and resignation. In a Zoom meeting with ST on Thurs, about 20 members of the savefnbsg chat group spoke about…

Beds set aside for foreign workers with Covid-19, over 97% of dormitory residents fully vaccinated

More than 5,000 beds have been set aside for foreign workers to recover from Covid-19 in centralised facilities that are typically located in larger dormitories, since the start of Oct. There are also some 6,000 beds in dormitory…

Covid-19: No visitor rule at hospitals, residential care homes extended till Nov 21

Visitors will not be allowed at hospital wards and residential care homes for another month to protect healthcare capacity and vulnerable seniors during a period when Covid-19 community cases are on the rise, MOH said on Thurs. The…

Singapore port incurring extra costs to help ease global shipping congestion: Chee Hong Tat

The port of Singapore is helping to ease global bottlenecks faced by shipping lines by allowing them to not only load and unload their cargo here, but also by offering other “one-stop” or “catch-up” services including refuelling and…

Better to bite bullet and roll back Covid-19 curbs than delay the inevitable

Even as Singapore extended its Covid-19 restrictions for a month, Health Minister Ong Ye Kung had some good news to share. Cases have stabilised and infection numbers are no longer doubling every few days the way they were…

More can still be done to manage Covid-19 situation in foreign worker dorms

Reading the article “Workers at Jurong dorm allege neglect and lack of medical care” (Oct 15) left me feeling disappointed. It showed that even more can be done in the fight against Covid-19, in addition to the vaccination…

Primary school students must do COVID-19 antigen rapid tests once every 2 weeks until end of term

Pri school students will be required to take an ART once every two weeks until the end of Term 4, MOE said. The testing will “inculcate social responsibility” among students and keep schools safe for learning, the ministry…

Smooth entry at malls as mandatory vaccination status checks kick in

Entry at shopping malls was smooth yesterday, the first day that rules barring unvaccinated individuals from entering came into effect, following a one-week grace period. Malls had been allowed a week to roll out vaccination-differentiated safe mgmt measures,…

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…

Still ‘too risky’ to allow households of five to dine in, but authorities studying move: Lawrence Wong

It is currently still “too risky” to allow five people from the same household to dine in together, but it is a move authorities will look into, said co-chair of the MTF Lawrence Wong on Wed. He said…

‘Not much scope to triage’ Covid-19 ICU cases, says Ong as healthcare system prepares to step up more beds

More than two-thirds of Singapore’s Covid-19 ICU beds are now occupied, as the coronavirus caseload weighs on the healthcare system. “Our hospitals and healthcare workers continue to come under pressure,” Health Minister Ong Ye Kung on Wed. Some…

Implementation of Covid-19 dine-in rules at hawker centres, coffee shops will be fine-tuned

The way in which vaccination-differentiated dine-in rules are implemented at hawker centres and coffee shops will be fine-tuned, taking into account feedback from the ground, Finance Minister Lawrence Wong said on Wed. Diners and coffee shop stallholders who…

Covid-19: Healthcare system still under pressure as hospitalised patients, ICU cases continue to rise, says MOH

The number of people infected with Covid-19 who require intensive care has continued to rise, with 80 new cases being admitted in the past two weeks despite social restrictions in place. This is 34 more patients being admitted…

Covid-19: ‘Stabilisation phase’ restrictions extended by a month to Nov 21

Due to continuing pressures on the healthcare system, the Government will be extending the stabilisation phase by another month, until Nov 21, from its original end-date on Oct 25. At the same time, the authorities will also extend…

Delays in moving out COVID-19 cases, quality of meals among issues raised by workers at Jalan Tukang dormitory

Migrant workers living at Westlite Jalan Tukang dormitory raised issues with delays in moving out confirmed COVID-19 cases and the quality of catered meals during a visit by MWC on Fri. Staff from MWC, accompanied by representatives from…

All bus interchange Covid-19 clusters closed, 99% of public transport front-line workers vaccinated: LTA

All eight bus interchange Covid-19 clusters have been closed, with the last cluster at Tampines Bus Interchange having closed on Oct 15, LTA said on Tues. This was around two months after the first two clusters involving bus…

Auction success rate drops to 4.7% in Q3

Singapore’s property auction market saw success rate drop 4.7% in the third quarter of 2021, from 6.4% in the preceding quarter, according to Knight Frank. A total of seven properties were transacted for $20.3 million in Q3 2021,…

Property investments sales up 6.9% in Q3

Singapore’s real estate investment sales increased 6.9% q-o-q and 79% y-o-y to $7.5 billion in the third quarter of 2021, on the back of higher GLS, revealed Colliers Intl. Residential sales climbed 11.6% q-o-q to $3.5 billion in…

Make sure SafeEntry enforcers are properly trained and equipped

I am disappointed at how the SafeEntry system is being administered in some places. I was happy when SafeEntry readers were introduced to let us just tap our TraceTogether token, or smartphone with the TraceTogether app open, on…

MOH urges people to limit social activities as ICU patients continue to rise; 3,994 new Covid-19 cases

Singapore on Tues logged a record 3,994 new cases of Covid-19 and seven more deaths due to complications from the disease. MOH said that there is a “usual post-weekend surge in cases” reported for the day. “We will…

I wanted a different space on my own’: Co-living spaces gaining ground in Singapore

Having worked from home for more than a year, Ms Cherie Lim was ready for a change of environment. The 26-year-old account executive in the software industry wanted to experience the independence of living apart from her parents…

Coronavirus: Singapore expands no-quarantine scheme for vaccinated travellers despite reporting record cases

Singapore on Tues began quarantine-free entry for fully vaccinated passengers from eight countries, part of a plan to ease restrictions as the business hub gears up to live with the coronavirus. This came as its health ministry reported…

Man and woman under police probe for allegedly hurling vulgarities at public servants, breaching Covid-19 measures

A 32 year-old man and 46-year-old woman are being investigated by the police for allegedly verbally abusing public servants in two separate incidents. SPF said on Tues that the first incident involving the woman occurred on Aug 21…

Company fined S$34,000 for making security officers work up to 20 hours a day due to manpower crunch

A security firm was fined S$34,000 on Tues for violating employment laws by making four of its employees work for more than 12 hours a day over several months last year. It was not Peregrine Security’s first time…

Exit of cheaper retailers a fresh blow for some households already using more electricity while working, studying at home

Before the Covid-19 pandemic, part-time accounts executive Jessie Lim, 44, said that her household electricity bill would amount to about S$50 a month. Now, it is three times that. She lives in a four-room HDB flat with her…

Has the Covid-19 stabilisation phase been effective, and what can we expect next?

While daily Covid-19 case numbers appear to have stabilised over the past week, infectious disease experts told TODAY that a continued increase in total ICU cases remains the main concern. They are largely uncertain over whether the Government’s…

More COVID-19 safe management measures in Little India as Deepavali draws near

Additional COVID-19 safe mgmt measures will be put in place at Little India as more visitors are expected there in the run-up to Deepavali, said Singapore Tourism Board on Mon. These measures include blocking off a popular pedestrian…

92 people caught breaching COVID-19 measures at hawker centres during ‘stepped-up’ enforcement action: NEA

Enforcement action was taken against 92 people for breaching COVID-19 measures at hawker centres over three days last week, said NEA on Tues. They were found gathering in groups of more than two, failing to keep to a…

Cautious reopening protects kids who cannot be vaccinated

As the father of a two-year-old boy, I appreciate the Government “hitting the brakes” and not rushing Singapore’s reopening. My son, who has spent most of his life in a world living with Covid-19, is currently ineligible for…

Some companies opting for building site dorms to limit workers’ Covid exposure

Some construction companies have rehoused their migrant workers in temporary quarters in recent months, in view of rising Covid-19 cases among workers residing at dormitories. Construction temporary quarters (CTQs), or temporary dormitories built on construction sites, are gaining…

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