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COVID guidelines for larger settings such as dine-in on track: Lawrence Wong

The COVID-19 guidelines will be revised to allow for larger gatherings among vaccinated people while dine-in at five per group in F&B places is expected to proceed as planned next month, said Finance Minister Lawrence Wong on Thurs.…

Singapore preparing to live with endemic Covid-19 as residents grow ‘battle weary’ of pandemic, ministers say

Singapore is drawing up a blueprint for Covid-19 becoming endemic in a plan that may include “multi-year” vaccine booster shots such as those given for the flu virus, a shift away from monitoring daily cases and a return…

How heartland shops got a chance to work with big Swedish firms like H&M and Anticimex

From electrical and pipe fittings to nails and bolts of various shapes and sizes, hardware store InHome Trading carries hundreds of home repair tools and products in its small shop located at a HDB block in Ang Mo…

Covid-19: Govt urges more seniors to get vaccinated, as they will be ‘hard hit’ if more community clusters emerge

The Government’s Covid-19 task force made a plea for more seniors to get vaccinated, stressing that the current 75 per cent vaccination rate for people aged 60 and above is “not enough”. The importance of vaccination could be…

Low risk of severe transboundary haze in region this year, thanks partly to Covid-19: Study

The risk of severe and prolonged haze across the region this year is low with the Indonesian authorities remaining committed to preventing a repeat of 2019’s unhealthy levels of poor air quality, a Singapore think-tank has concluded. Despite…

Covid-19: Those fully vaccinated could be allowed to travel with fewer curbs, gather in larger groups, attend mass events

Once a larger proportion of the population here are inoculated against Covid-19, those who have been fully vaccinated may see less strict infection control measures when travelling and be allowed to engage in a greater range of activities,…

Allow bigger groups of fully vaccinated customers at private eateries

Singapore has allowed dining in to resume, but with group sizes limited to two people. This limitation has continued to put tremendous stress on the ability of F&B outlets to survive. Given the high protection rates conferred by…

Opportunities for certain REITs bode well for Keppel DC REIT, A-REIT, FLCT and MLT: OCBC

While the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic have brought about challenges for the real estate sector, certain opportunities have emerged and provided tailwinds for others, says the OCBC Investment Research (OIR) team in a June 15 sector update.…

Businesses near Covid clusters bear the brunt as customers stay away

Cake shop owner Tan Kooi Tiang used to serve up to 200 customers a day, but this has dwindled to 30 to 40 over the past three weeks. She is one of the shop owners affected by the…

Seniors make up nearly half of cases in Bukit Merah, Redhill clusters

Seniors make up almost half of the Covid-19 cases in the four clusters in Bukit Merah and Redhill, raising concerns about the risk of severe illness among older patients in the ageing estate who are not vaccinated. According…

Singapore real estate investment volumes jump in Q1 2021

This chart from CBRE shows that real estate investment volumes in Singapore have strongly picked-up in the last few quarters, jumping from $2.264b in Q2 2020 to $4.009b in Q1 2021. Of which, office transactions have increased from…

Opportunities for public-private tie-ups in sustainable infrastructure development despite Covid-19: Indranee Rajah

Delivering quality and sustainable infrastructure has been made more challenging with the Covid-19 pandemic, and will be even more complex due to climate change and rapid urbanisation. But there are opportunities for partnerships and co-creation among governments, multilateral…

Swabbing for Covid-19 under way for about 180 staff at Enabling Village

Swabbing is under way for about 180 staff at Enabling Village after a cleaner there tested positive for Covid-19. In a FB post on Wed, SG Enable said more than 70 people at the community and social business…

Some travellers serving stay-home notice in S’pore have been told they can check out earlier

Halfway through a draining three weeks alone in a hotel room, Mr Rayford Callier felt both hope and frustration when news arrived that the length of Singapore’s stay-home notice (SHN) is to be cut from 21 to 14…

13 new COVID-19 community cases in Singapore; NCID nurse among 3 unlinked infections

Singapore reported 13 new COVID-19 cases in the community as of noon on Wed, including three with no links to previous cases. Among the unlinked cases identified as Case 64399 was a 34-year-old nurse at NCID who had…

Northpoint City, Waterway Point among places visited by Covid-19 cases while infectious

Two malls, Northpoint City in Yishun and Waterway Point in Punggol, were added to a list of public places that had been visited by Covid-19 cases during their infectious period. MOH said that one of the cases is…

5 residents, visitors at Bukit Merah View test positive for Covid-19 following swabbing operations

Five out of the 2,133 residents and visitors at Bukit Merah View who underwent mandatory Covid-19 testing have tested positive for the coronavirus. On Wed, MOH said that it has concluded its mandatory and voluntary Covid-19 testing exercise…

Covid-19: Stay-home notice for travellers from higher-risk regions cut to 14 days but self-tests required while in isolation

From 11.59pm on Wed, all travellers arriving in Singapore from higher-risk countries or regions will serve a stay-home notice of 14 days at dedicated facilities, down from the 21-day requirement. These travellers will, however, need to test themselves…

Ride the wave of goodwill to further protect and recognise the dignity of migrant workers

Migrant workers matter. The treatment and recognition of one of our most vulnerable groups will be key to how Singapore will navigate a post-pandemic future. About this time last year, infection rates among foreign workers living in dormitories…

Singapore ranks 7th most expensive city

Singapore ranked as the 7th most expensive city in the world, dropping 2 places down from the 5th place in 2020. This year’s list of most expensive cities for intl employees was dominated by Asian cities with Ashgabat,…

4,500 diners reminded to return trays as dining in resumes

As many as 4,500 diners had to be reminded by NEA officers to return their food trays to the tray stations on Mon, the first day dining in was allowed to resume. During a visit to North Bridge…

Empower volunteers to enforce safe distancing measures

I refer to the letters by forum writers Alvin Toh and Liu I-Chun. It may not be feasible to have full-time safe distancing ambassadors and enforcement officers patrolling every corner of Singapore, from parks and shopping centres to…

Eat and go, don’t spend time chatting

The Government is managing a delicate balancing act between safeguarding the health of the population and helping businesses stay afloat. It is extremely challenging for F&B sector to do business under these circumstances. Indeed, for an industry that…

5 safe distancing measures deployed by the MCST or MA at condos other residents may not know about

1) MRT-like gantry with facial checks for resident and guest entry – The resident and guest walk-in entrance at City Square Residences condominium sports high-tech gantry entry/exit aisles, complete with automated glass doors, security cameras, facial recognition screens,…

Sim Lim Square, Jurong Point mall among places where Covid-19 cases had been while infectious

Sim Lim Square, Jurong Point as well as the Funan mall were added to a list of public places where Covid-19 cases had been during their infectious period. “As a precautionary measure, persons who had been at these…

Covid-19: MOH updates ‘close contact’ criteria on website, after man was quarantined following ‘cumulative exposure’ to cases over several days

Mr Lim YC, 40, thought that he was being cautious by spending just a few minutes each time he needed to go to Bukit Merah View Market and Food Centre to buy food as he had read about…

Youngsters playing games in Tampines allegedly breach cap on social gatherings amid Covid-19

Several groups of young people were seen playing basketball and football at outdoor courts in Tampines while allegedly breaching the five-person limit on social gatherings last week. In a FB post on Tues, Tampines GRC MP Baey Yam…

11 people arrested for illegal gambling, drug offences and breaking COVID-19 rules at Zion Road home

Ten men and a woman have been arrested on suspicion of illegal gambling, drug-related offences and violations of COVID-19 safe distancing measures, SPF said on Tues. Officers conducted a raid at a home along Zion Road on Fri…

2 new COVID-19 clusters including Redhill Close; 15 new community cases in Singapore

Singapore reported 15 new COVID-19 cases in the community as of noon on Tues, including five with no links to previous cases. Two new clusters were identified – one involving cases linked to 90 Redhill Close and one…

Singapore Pools shuts Livewire betting outlets in China Square, Rochor after visits from COVID-19 case

Singapore Pools has temporarily closed two Livewire betting outlets in Telok Ayer and Rochor following several visits by a COVID-19 patient. Singapore Pools on Tues said it was notified by MOH that a person with COVID-19 had visited…

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