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SINGAPORE: Ever since WhatsApp updated its terms of use on Jan 6, many users concerned about their privacy have opted to uninstall WhatsApp and considered moving to other messaging apps. Ironically, many users may have already been sharing their contact details and the contact details of all their friends with Facebook, which owns WhatsApp since
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SINGAPORE: A vessel that was chartered for a social gathering has been temporarily suspended from operating, after a group of people filmed “partying on a yacht” near Lazarus Island last month were found to have breached COVID-19 regulations. In a media release on Saturday (Jan 23), the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore said that
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ASHLEY CHUNG Corporate trainer Lost father to COVID-19 “Papa, you have been a good dad. You have done all you can to fulfil your duty as a father.” This is what 43-year-old Ashley wished she could have told her father, Chung Ah Lay, before he succumbed to the effects of COVID-19 on Mar 29, 2020.
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SINGAPORE: One community case was among the 15 new COVID-19 infections reported in Singapore as of noon on Friday (Jan 22), said the Ministry of Health (MOH). The remaining 14 cases were imported infections and no new infections were reported in foreign workers’ dormitories. Advertisement Advertisement The sole community case was a 26-year-old Malaysian who is linked to the
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SINGAPORE: Employees should continue to work from home as the default arrangement to minimise the risk of COVID-19 transmission at the workplace, said Singapore’s tripartite partners on Friday (Jan 22) amid the recent rise in community cases. “With the higher risk of potentially more transmissible strains as well as recent trends in COVID-19 cases in
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SINGAPORE: COVID-19 surveillance testing will be extended to cover stallholders, shop owners, those working in the food and beverage industry and food delivery workers operating in the Chinatown area in the leadup to Chinese New Year. The testing – which will be paid for by the Government – will be conducted between Feb 8 and Feb 9, said the
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SINGAPORE: A vaccination centre at Woodlands Galaxy Community Centre has started operations, Transport Minister Ong Ye Kung said on his Facebook page on Thursday (Jan 21). “Yesterday was day 1, with 200 vaccinations for frontline workers,” said Mr Ong, who is a Member of Parliament for Sembawang GRC. Advertisement Advertisement Health Minister Gan Kim Yong said
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SINGAPORE: Baking, according to the chief executive of baking ingredients supplier Phoon Huat, is an activity that brings “peace and happiness to the home”.  “The aroma of cakes is the best flavor to make everybody at home smile,” said Mr Shuichi Sato. Advertisement Advertisement The 55-year-old is speaking very much from personal experience. He bakes
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SINGAPORE: Three more COVID-19 cases on Thursday (Jan 21) were linked to the cluster at BS Industrial & Construction Supply, bringing the total number of cases to seven. The Ministry of Health (MOH) reported 38 new cases on Thursday, including four in the community, of which three are linked to the cluster. Advertisement Advertisement Case 59512 is a
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SINGAPORE: More than S$90,000 worth of illegal sexual enhancement medicines were seized during a raid at a residential unit at Sims Drive on Wednesday (Jan 20). About 62,000 units of the contraband items were confiscated, the Health Sciences Authority (HSA) said in a news release on Thursday. Advertisement Advertisement HSA said it conducted the operation
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SINGAPORE: Singapore will host an ATP 250 tennis tournament next month, under strict COVID-19 measures and travel protocols for players and officials, said Sport Singapore (SportSG) on Wednesday (Jan 20). This comes after the ATP, the governing body of men’s professional tennis, awarded single-year licences for the 2021 season to Singapore and Spain’s Marbella. Advertisement
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SINGAPORE: A new COVID-19 cluster involving four confirmed cases has been identified in Singapore, the Ministry of Health (MOH) said on Wednesday (Jan 20). MOH reported 40 new cases on Wednesday, including four in the community. Three were included in the new cluster. Advertisement Advertisement They are linked to Case 59429, a 39-year-old permanent resident who
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SINGAPORE: Precautionary tuberculosis screening will be conducted for certain patrons of Singapore Pools Bedok Betting Centre after 18 cases were detected through retrospective testing, the Ministry of Health (MOH) said on Wednesday (Jan 20). The health ministry said it has been notified of two “genetically separate” clusters involving a total of 18 people diagnosed with
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SINGAPORE: A German businessman who was given 12 weeks’ jail for possessing child pornography has failed in his attempt to have his jail term reduced to a fine or to have the charges “deleted”, after new evidence showed that the number of films was smaller than the prosecution originally indicated. A high court judge on Wednesday (Jan
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SINGAPORE: Singapore attracted S$17.2 billion in fixed asset investment commitments last year, up from S$15.2 billion in the previous year despite an economic crisis fuelled by the COVID-19 pandemic, according to data released by the Economic Development Board (EDB) on Wednesday (Jan 20). This exceeds the EDB’s goal of having S$8 to S$10 billion investments
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SINGAPORE: Four community cases were among the 30 new COVID-19 infections reported in Singapore as of noon on Tuesday (Jan 19). Two of the community infections are linked to a previous case, forming a new cluster. Advertisement Advertisement The cluster involving the police para-vet, meanwhile, has grown to seven cases, after an eight-year-old boy tested positive
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