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SINGAPORE: A 58-year-old ComfortDelGro taxi driver has died after his vehicle caught fire early Tuesday morning (Mar 31). The police said they were alerted to the incident along Seletar West Link at about 1.30am on Tuesday and found the driver unresponsive at the scene. Advertisement Advertisement The cabby was found outside his taxi and sustained burn injuries, said
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SINGAPORE: Electronic Road Pricing (ERP) rates will be cut at 96 per cent of gantries in Singapore, the Land Transport Authority (LTA) announced on Tuesday (Mar 31), citing “exceptional circumstances” due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Gantries along expressways and arterial roads will see reductions of up to S$2, with ERP charges removed completely at some
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SINGAPORE: Singapore reported 35 new COVID-19 cases on Monday (Mar 30), including 26 with no recent travel history.  Three new clusters have been identified – the S11 Dormitory @ Punggol at 2 Seletar North Link, serviced apartments Wilby Residences at 25 Wilby Road, as well as a pub called Hero’s at 69 Circular Road. Advertisement Advertisement Of the new cases,
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SINGAPORE: ComfortDelgro Taxi announced on Monday (Mar 30) it was extending its daily rental relief until September to hirers affected by the COVID-19 outbreak.  Hirers currently receive a total of S$46.50 per taxi per day in rental relief, which comprises S$36.50 from the the company and S$10 from the Government’s Special Relief Fund.  Advertisement Advertisement The relief
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SINGAPORE: The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) eased monetary policy on Monday (Mar 30), in line with expectations, as the economy reels from the impact of a novel coronavirus pandemic. In its half-yearly monetary policy statement, it said with the deterioration in macroeconomic conditions and expectations of a weaker outlook, its Singapore dollar’s nominal effective
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SINGAPORE: Taxi and private-hire car drivers will now be allowed to make grocery and food deliveries to meet the increased demand amid the COVID-19 outbreak, said Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan on Sunday (Mar 29). In a Facebook post, Mr Khaw noted that demand for home deliveries has grown, and will continue increasing in the coming weeks as the Government calls on more people to
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SINGAPORE: The Ministry of Manpower will look into helping self-employed workers who are not automatically qualified for the recently announced new income relief scheme amid the COVID-19 outbreak.  Manpower Minister Josephine Teo on Sunday (Mar 29) said that she was aware that some self-employed workers who are not eligible for the scheme are worried and hope
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SINGAPORE: Singapore reported 42 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday (Mar 29) and a new cluster at a bridal studio. This brings the total number of COVID-19 cases in the country to 844.  Advertisement Advertisement Of the new cases, 24 are imported and had travelled to Europe, North America, Middle East, ASEAN and other parts of Asia, said the Ministry of Health
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SINGAPORE: Nowadays, X marks the spot where you cannot sit and Singaporeans are being told to mind the gap between one another, all in the name of safe distancing to curb the spread of COVID-19. On Mar 20, the Ministry of Health announced a slew of safe-distancing measures for public venues. For instance, operators of
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SINGAPORE: A fund to provide relief for those affected by the COVID-19 outbreak has received more than S$5.9 million in donations. Minister for Social and Family Development Desmond Lee gave this update on his Facebook page on Sunday (Mar 29). Advertisement Advertisement The donations to The Courage Fund will be used by Community Chest to support patients,
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SINGAPORE: The Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) on Saturday (Mar 28) debunked an audio recording being circulated on WhatsApp claiming that COVID-19 can be spread through the mail.  In a statement, an IMDA spokesperson said the recording was attributed to a Malaysian infectious diseases specialist, but that this was not true.  Advertisement Advertisement “The Malaysian
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SINGAPORE: A message circulating on messaging platforms and social media claiming that an Enterprise Singapore safe-distancing ambassador had fined someone for sitting on a seat that was marked out as part of safe-distancing measures is false.  In a Facebook post late on Friday (Mar 27), Enterprise Singapore confirmed that the rumour is not true.  Advertisement Advertisement
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SINGAPORE: The number of collection centres that Singaporean households can collect hand sanitiser from in Temasek Foundation’s distribution initiative has been revised. In a media release on Friday (Mar 27), it said that the revision was in view of the enhanced safe distancing measures, as well as the crowd situation. Advertisement Advertisement READ: All Singapore households to receive
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SINGAPORE: All long-term pass holders will require an entry approval before entering or returning to Singapore from Sunday (Mar 29) at 11.59pm, according to the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA), Ministry of Education (MOE) and Ministry of Manpower (MOM). In a media release on Saturday, ICA, MOE and MOM said the additional precautionary measures are in view
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SINGAPORE: This year’s Shangri-La Dialogue will not be convened due to the COVID-19 pandemic, organisers said early on Saturday (Mar 28). The International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), an international affairs think-tank, said it had decided after close consultation with host country Singapore to not convene this year’s summit. Advertisement Advertisement “Many countries have imposed travel restrictions
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