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Consider other options besides licensing to tackle issue of errant cyclists

Last month, Senior Minister of State for Transport Chee Hong Tat announced that a government-appointed panel will review the rules governing cyclists on the roads, including whether theory tests and licences should be required for riding on the…

Complete border closure not feasible here

Recently, as a result of an increase in the number of Covid-19 cases in the community, I have read comments on social media and also heard from people upset with the Government for continuing to allow foreigners from…

Many stretching rule on mask-wearing for their own benefit

ST senior health correspondent Salma Khalik is absolutely right to point out the non-compliance of mask-wearing in hospital wards for flippant reasons. This happens in most other enclosed spaces, too, such as buses, MRT trains and restaurants. Many…

Why Singapore moved to 21-day hotel quarantine – and a look at the countries with the longest, shortest and ‘most relaxing’ self-isolation requirements

Singapore on Tues announced it would extend its quarantine period from 14 to 21 days for most inbound travellers – except those from seven jurisdictions including Hong Kong – as it battles a flare-up in Covid-19 infections linked…

Strong social compact, evolving strategy needed to hold large-scale events in S’pore safely

Given the rapidly evolving Covid-19 situation, the Government will continually assess and adapt its strategies so as to organise large-scale meetings here safely. MTI Minister Chan Chun Sing described this dynamic approach when asked if key events lined…

Corporate tours, school visits to be suspended at public libraries and archives from May 8 under new Covid-19 measures

The suspension of corporate tours and school visits are among stricter Covid-19 restrictions at public libraries and archives kicking in from Sat to May 30. Operating capacity at these locations will also be cut to 50 per cent,…

COVID-19: Some indoor sports facilities to close temporarily, outdoor exercise classes to continue with reduced capacity

Some indoor sports facilities such as gyms will be closed temporarily from May 8 to May 30 to curb COVID-19 transmission within the community, SportSG said on Thurs. Public and private gyms, fitness and exercise studios, including those…

COVID-19: Pre-schools to further restrict visitor entry, mixing of children and staff

Pre-schools and early intervention centres will tighten visitor admissions, allowing only those needed to support operations and perform necessary functions, and parents accompanying newly enrolled children to enter. All other parents will be restricted from entering the premises,…

Congregational prayer attendance at mosques, including for Hari Raya Aidilfitri, reduced to 100: Muis

From Sat, the number of worshippers allowed at mosques for each congregational prayer session — including the upcoming Hari Raya Aidilfitri prayer — will be reduced to 100 people. Muis on Wed said that all mosques here will…

Covid-19: No singing at religious services from May 8, testing required for services involving over 100 people

From Sat, worshippers at religious services will not be allowed to sing, as the authorities scaled back on an allowance that was made just a month ago. The cap for the maximum number of people allowed for congregational…

Leak does not fall under scope of goodwill scheme

We refer to Madam Whing Yeok Leng’s letter, “Hoping HDB can help cover cost to repair ceiling leak out of goodwill” (Apr 29). Flat owners are responsible for the maintenance of the interior of their flats. The Goodwill…

COVID-19: Second Circuit Breaker not ruled out amid ‘Phase 2’ steps – MTF

The authorities are not ruling out the possibility of a second Circuit Breaker, even as they announced tighter restrictions on Tues to curb the spread of COVID-19 amid a rise in the number of community cases. Asked by…

Travellers with recent visit to all but 7 countries and regions to serve 21-day SHN

All travellers with recent travel history to higher risk countries and regions, and who are arriving in Singapore from 7 May, 11.59pm, will be required to serve 21-day Stay-Home Notice (SHN), the multi-ministerial taskforce on COVID-19 said on…

COVID-19: Social gatherings in Singapore cut to 5 persons, workplace attendance at 50% from 8-30 May

Social gatherings will be capped at five persons per group, down from eight persons allowed currently, while workplace capacity will be cut from the current 75 per cent to 50 per cent, as part of additional measures to…

Mandatory TraceTogether check-ins at venues brought forward to 17 May

The mandatory use of TraceTogether-only Safe Entry (TT-only SE) will be brought forward to 17 May across all venues that experience a higher throughput of visitors or where persons are likely to be in close proximity for prolonged…

MOE schools to tighten safe management measures amid rise in COVID-19 cases

The remaining National School Games competitions and external activities such as external CCAs will be suspended as MOE enhances current safe mgmt measures amid a rise in COVID-19 cases. Singapore on Tues announced tightened community measures, which are…

Unlike large resource-rich countries, Singapore cannot afford to close its borders for long: Lawrence Wong

As a small country that is not resource rich, Singapore cannot afford to shut its borders for a long time, said Minister Lawrence Wong on Tues. He was explaining why Singapore did not close its border to India…

New testing rules and tighter capacity limits for worship services, weddings; mass sports events to be suspended

For three weeks, starting May 8, big sporting events will be suspended and events such as weddings and live performances will have to abide by new testing rules and capacity limits. On Tues, MOH laid out the new…

Plans to relax restrictions on migrant workers’ movements on hold amid recent dorm Covid-19 cluster

Plans to relax restrictions on the movements of migrant workers have been put on hold, given the recent dormitory cluster and surge in infections in some of the workers’ home countries, Second Minister for Manpower Tan See Leng…

Hospitals introduce entry restrictions on those who have been to Tan Tock Seng Hospital’s inpatient wards

Hospitals have introduced entry restrictions on those who have been to TTSH’s inpatient wards amid concerns about the growing COVID-19 cluster linked to TTSH hospital. Alexandra Hospital, CGH, JurongHealth Campus, NUH, KKH, KTPH and SGH announced the new…

Emergency legislation in the works for battered construction sector

Emergency legislation to address the severe disruption to the construction sector arising from curbs on the entry of migrant workers is in the works, PM Lee said on Sat. It will be aimed at making the burden shared…

Covid-19: Entry to malls, stores and attractions to be tightened for up to 2 weeks in May

In light of a steady rise in locally transmitted Covid-19 cases, the authorities are tightening safety measures in the community that will see outdoor barbecue pits and campsites closed and shopping malls needing to restrict the number of…

Covid-19: Social gatherings should be limited to 2 a day; public advised to meet regular contacts only

Social gatherings, be it with another household or in a public place, should be limited to two a day, MOH said on Fri following a rise in the number of Covid-19 cases in the community in recent weeks.…

Mandatory theory test for e-scooter and e-bike users to start on June 30

All escooter and ebike riders will have to take a mandatory theory test that will be offered from June 30 before they will be allowed to use their devices, said LTA. The authority said in a FB post…

Woman ‘going crazy’ over daily piano sounds from next door: Nuisance neighbours and what you can do

At first, Ms C thought it was “quite nice” to hear piano music coming from her neighbour’s home during the “circuit breaker” period, when people were ordered to stay in to curb the spread of COVID-19. Then about…

SCDF to outsource ‘straightforward’ fire safety enforcement checks

SCDF will outsource fire safety checks that are non-complex to a third-party provider from May 3. “In view of the increasing operational demands, coupled with manpower constraints, SCDF has decided to outsource straightforward enforcement checks to a third-party…

Mall shops, places of worship linked to TTSH cluster to close for 2 days

All public places visited by COVID-19 cases in TTSH cluster, including places of worship and those in at least nine malls, will be closed for two days for cleaning and to facilitate the testing of staff there for…

Singapore bars non-residents with recent travel in Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka

Long-term pass holders and short-term visitors with recent travel history to, or transited in, Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka will be barred from entering or transiting through Singapore from 11.59pm on Sat. On Fri, MOH said border…

Singapore’s migrant workers deserve better than to be ferried like livestock

I had mixed feelings when I pored over Bloomberg’s latest Covid-19 Resilience Ranking released this week. Bloomberg’s headline on the latest result read: “Singapore is now the world’s best place to be during Covid”. I cringed at that…

Hoping HDB can help cover cost to repair ceiling leak out of goodwill

Under the Goodwill Repair Assistance (GRA) scheme, HDB helps flat owners take care of issues such as ceiling leaks. I have a problem of water leaking from a kitchen ceiling pipe. HDB said on Mar 26 that the…

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