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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…

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…

Real estate agent charged with not reporting suspicious transaction for Upper Serangoon condo unit

A 42-year-old real estate agent was charged on Wed with failing to lodge a suspicious transaction report over the purchase of an S$886,000 condominium unit in Upper Serangoon five years ago. The transaction that PropNex Realty agent Charles…

Most S’poreans want HDB priority schemes removed, buyers limited for resale flats in prime areas: MND report

Removing HDB priority schemes and limiting those who can buy prime HDB resale flats on the open market are two ideas the majority of Singaporeans in public consultations support to keep public housing in prime areas accessible and…

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…

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…

Woman jailed for throwing unfaithful boyfriend’s television, speaker from 50th-storey condo unit

A week after her boyfriend confessed to cheating on her, Maria Isabel Lluen Saenz told him she no longer wanted to be with him and threw some of his belongings from the balcony of their 50th-storey condominium unit…

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…

Union Power drops 850 ‘peak usage’ electricity customers, citing wholesale price hikes

Electricity Retailer Union Power will be ceasing retail accounts with 850 customers after what it called “sustained hikes” in wholesale electricity prices here. In the past week, two other electric retailers here announced they would be exiting the…

Covid-19: NGOs step up outreach efforts, as seniors try to stay occupied while isolated at home

Over the course of the pandemic, Mdm Chua Sick Hoo has become something of a tech whiz. The 82-year-old is now a certified pro at using video conferencing platform Zoom and messaging app WhatsApp, thanks to the staff…

Covid-19: Some coffee shop staff receiving verbal abuse for checking vaccination status; appeal for understanding

For the past five days, Mr Kaw Pou Keong, an economy rice stall attendant at the Food City coffee shop in Chong Pang, has been on the receiving end of tongue lashings from irate customers at least seven…

‘Our livelihoods are at stake’: A restaurant manager’s plea to diners to follow Covid-19 rules

It has been a turbulent 21 months for Singapore residents, no thanks to Covid-19. Regulations have been adjusted regularly to combat the coronavirus. If diners find it stressful to cope with the ever-changing rules, try to imagine the…

Global factors behind higher price volatility in wholesale electricity market; retailers exposed but most consumers ‘cushioned’ from impact: EMA

Most customers in Singapore are cushioned from the higher price volatility in the wholesale electricity market, which has been hit in the past fortnight by several factors such as an increased demand for natural gas and falls in…

Covid-19: No exceptions for unvaccinated caregivers to enter malls to take children to tuition, enrichment classes

The authorities have clarified that unvaccinated caregivers will not be granted exemption to enter malls to pick up or drop off their children for tuition and enrichment classes under the new vaccine-related controls that began on Wed. Exemptions…

To reignite kampung spirit, appoint chief gardeners in various estates, share dishes made from locally grown crops

One may assume that reduced interaction from the pandemic has curbed the kampung spirit among Singaporeans. Government policies, however, have had the by-effect of rekindling it. Initiatives by NParks, such as the provision of allotment gardens where residents…

Covid-19: Yishun tuition centre director fined S$2,700 for repeatedly failing to wear mask

A 56-year-old director of an education and tuition centre was fined S$2,700 on Fri after pleading guilty to not wearing a face mask over his nose and mouth at the centre on multiple occasions. Kwang Geok Ming, a…

Ohm Energy becomes 2nd electricity retailer in 3 days to announce exit from ‘volatile market’

Electricity provider Ohm Energy announced on Fri that it will be exiting the electricity market here, just days after another provider, iSwitch, abruptly announced its exit on Wed due to market conditions. In a statement to customers, Ohm…

4 nightspots ordered to close for alleged breach of Covid-19 rules, 14 suspected gang members arrested

The police have arrested 14 men, aged 16 to 44, for being suspected members of unlawful societies, and four nightlife venues have been ordered to close for allegedly flouting Covid-19 rules after islandwide raids between Sept 28 and…

Revised carbon pricing to be announced in next Budget, as current level is ‘too low’: Lawrence Wong

Singapore’s carbon prices today are “too low”, Finance Minister Lawrence Wong said on Fri as he gave more details on the country’s ongoing review of the level and trajectory of its carbon tax policy. A revised carbon tax…

About 90,000 households may face electricity bills over 20% higher as retailer iSwitch exits market

From Nov 12, Madam Mazidah Musa could find herself paying about 28 per cent more in electricity tariffs than she is paying now. The 57-year-old homemaker belongs to one of about 90,000 households that subscribe to electricity provider…

Security officer jailed for leaving home to borrow money after testing positive for Covid-19

When Burhanto Rejo contracted Covid-19 from the foreign worker dormitory he worked at, he did not stay home, instead going to a Hougang licensed moneylender to borrow money for the upcoming Hari Raya Puasa festivities. He then lied…

Covid-19: Confusion, frayed tempers at coffee shops, hawker centres, malls on 1st day of entry curbs for unvaccinated patrons

People were ticked off or confused by new rules that kicked in on Wed barring those who are not vaccinated from entering coffee shops, hawker centres and malls. Checks by TODAY showed that many of these places were…

Covid-19 restrictions: Unvaccinated people can access medical, childcare services in malls by showing documentary proof, letter of support

Patients who require medical attention from doctors, dentists and registered TCM practitioners, as well as caregivers who need to drop off or pick up children from preschools and childcare centres, will be exempted from the new rules disallowing…

Covid-19: Coffee shops must designate ‘fixed point’, such as drinks stall, to check patrons’ vaccination status

Coffee shops must designate a “fixed point” such as a drinks stall, where staff members can check the vaccination status of customers who wish to dine there, Ms Grace Fu said a day before rules kick in to…

Watch out e-commerce, ‘social commerce’ gaining ground in Singapore and other Southeast Asia countries: Report

Online shopping through social media platforms during the pandemic continued to surge in the first half of this year as Singapore consumers shopped more often this way and also spent more on each order, a study found. Compared…

Covid-19 breaches: 8 nightlife and F&B establishments have public entertainment or liquor licences revoked

Eight nightlife and F&B establishments have had their public entertainment or liquor licences revoked after “repeatedly and egregiously” breaching Covid-19 rules, said SPF on Tues. It said the eight establishments were found to be repeatedly in breach of…

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