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SINGAPORE: A 39-year-old Bangladeshi national warded here is in a very critical state, the Bangladesh High Commission confirmed on Thursday (Feb 20). The patient, who already suffered from respiratory and kidney problems, and pneumonia before being infected with COVID-19, has been in the Intensive Care Unit for 14 days as of Thursday, the High Commission said.
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SINGAPORE: With the COVID-19 outbreak hitting Singapore amid a gloomy global economic outlook, many businesses in Singapore have seen a drastic drop in footfall as consumers avoid crowded places.   This is worsened by travel advisories to Singapore issued by many countries, dampening tourist and business visits. Already, with much of China on lockdown, businesses
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SINGAPORE: Two Malaysian women have been arrested after officers at Tuas Checkpoint found more than 3,000g of cannabis hidden in an arriving car on Wednesday (Feb 19). The incident happened at about 4.40am, the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) and Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) said in a news release. Advertisement Advertisement ICA officers conducted checks on the
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SINGAPORE: A new portal for Singaporeans looking to support community efforts for the COVID-19 outbreak was launched on Thursday (Feb 20) by Social and Family Development Minister Desmond Lee. This comes after Mr Lee said during a COVID-19 press conference on Feb 12 that it would be useful to have a “centralised place” to coordinate ground-up
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SINGAPORE: A new portal for Singaporeans looking to support community efforts for the COVID-19 outbreak was launched on Thursday (Feb 20) by Social and Family Development Minister Desmond Lee. This comes after Mr Lee said during a COVID-19 press conference on Feb 12 that it would be useful to have a “centralised place” to coordinate ground-up
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SINGAPORE: Singapore reported one new confirmed COVID-19 case on Thursday (Feb 20), bringing the number of cases in the country to 85, said the Ministry of Health (MOH) in a daily update. Three more patients were discharged from hospital on Thursday, meaning 37 have now fully recovered from the virus. Advertisement Advertisement Forty-eight patients remain in hospital, with
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SINGAPORE: Household income inequality here last year was at its lowest in almost two decades as median household income grew to S$9,425, according to figures released on Thursday (Feb 20) by the Singapore Department of Statistics (SingStat).  SingStat’s annual Key Household Income Trends report for 2019 showed the Gini coefficient, based on household income from work
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SINGAPORE: Newly announced measures aimed at incentivising the use of electric vehicles (EVs) are likely to encourage their adoption, say observers, though there are still questions about their implementation.   In his Budget 2020 speech, Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat announced that Singapore aimed to phase out the use of internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles here
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SINGAPORE: The newly announced measures to help firms, workers and households amid the novel coronavirus outbreak are appropriate for now but the Government is prepared to do more if necessary, said Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat on Wednesday (Feb 19) at a post-Budget television programme.  He was responding to a question about the possibility of a
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SINGAPORE: Singapore reported three more confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday (Feb 19), said the Ministry of Health (MOH) in a daily update, including two patients who are linked to existing church clusters. This brings the number of cases in Singapore to 84, with four in critical condition. Advertisement Advertisement Five more patients were discharged from hospital on Wednesday, meaning 34 have
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SINGAPORE: Another investor has come calling on embattled water treatment firm Hyflux. This time, a Singapore-based company called Longview International Holdings has expressed interest in investing in Hyflux together with a joint venture partner from China. Advertisement Advertisement Hyflux, which announced this in a bourse filing on Wednesday (Feb 19), said the joint venture partner is
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SINGAPORE: Singapore is “leaving no stone unturned” as it faces the coronavirus outbreak, said World Health Organization (WHO) director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on Tuesday (Feb 18).  “We are very impressed with the efforts they are making to find every case, follow up with contacts and stop transmission,” said Dr Tedros at a media briefing.  Advertisement Advertisement The
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SINGAPORE: A S$1.6 billion Care and Support Package for households to help them with expenses “during this period of uncertainty” was announced by Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat on Tuesday (Feb 18). “This year, with the economic slowdown and the uncertainties of the COVID-19 outbreak, we are mindful that many families are facing greater
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SINGAPORE: The world is seeing deep structural shifts today, coupled with near-term concerns over economic uncertainties and the novel coronavirus outbreak, said Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat as he delivered his Budget statement on Tuesday (Feb 18). “All nations, big or small, will have to devise strategies and mobilise their people to navigate these changes
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SINGAPORE: Minister for Communications and Information S Iswaran has directed the Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Act (POFMA) Office to order Facebook to disable Singapore users’ access to the States Times Review (STR) Facebook page. The Ministry of Communications and Information (MCI) announced this in a media release on Monday (Feb 17), after the
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Business Oil prices inched up on Monday as concerns over the economic fallout from the coronavirus outbreak in China were offset by expectations that potential production cuts from major producers could tighten global crude supply. FILE PHOTO: A oil pump is seen at sunset outside Scheibenhard, near Strasbourg, France, October 6, 2017 . REUTERS/Christian Hartmann
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