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Singapore warns firms to enable home-working as coronavirus cases rise to 926

01-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 9:57 AM

Singapore said on Tuesday it could force companies to suspend operations if they do not do more to ensure employees can work from home to reduce the risk of coronavirus [...]
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COVID-19: Singapore to penalise firms that don’t carry out telecommuting where possible

01-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 9:56 AM

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the Singapore government is going after companies that do not do enough to carry out telecommuting for staff where possible, with fines and even [...]
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COVID-19: Singapore confirms 47 more cases, new Westlite Toh Guan dormitory cluster

COVID-19: Singapore confirms 47 more cases, new Westlite Toh Guan dormitory cluster

01-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 9:54 AM

The Ministry of Health (MOH) confirmed on Tuesday (31 March) 47 more coronavirus cases here and a new cluster at Westlite Toh Guan dormitory, bringing the country’s [...]
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Singapore banks offer to freeze mortgage, business loan payments

01-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:02 AM

Singapore’s central bank said local lenders will help clients with good credit history meet their loan obligations and access financing during the virus-induced [...]
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LTA extends free PMD disposal scheme from end-March to 1 July

01-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 6:02 AM

The Land Transports Authority (LTA) has extended its free disposal scheme for non-compliant motorised personal mobility devices (PMDs) by three months, from end of March to 1 [...]
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Singapore activist picks jail over fine for criticising courts

01-Apr-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

A Singaporean activist said Tuesday he had begun serving a one-week jail term after refusing to pay a fine for questioning the independence of the city-state’s [...]
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PM Lee makes police report over fake e-mail on COVID-19 that uses his name

01-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 6:02 AM

Prime minister Lee Hsien Loong has made a police report regarding a fake e-mail allegedly sent in his name that asks readers to provide feedback on Singapore’s COVID-19 [...]
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Singapore Upholds Colonial Anti-Gay Laws: Being Gay Remains Illegal For 5.7 Million People

01-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Forber | 6:02 AM

Singapore’s High Court today ruled to uphold the criminalisation of homosexuality, the Human Dignity Trust have confirmed. The decision would have overturned an [...]
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COVID-19: No guests on enlistment day for NS recruits

01-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 6:02 AM

Guests will not be allowed on enlistment day at the Basic Military Training Centre (BMTC) on Pulau Tekong, as the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) announced several measures to [...]
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COVID-19: NLB to extend loan period for books to 6 weeks from 3 weeks

01-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 6:02 AM

To reduce the need for frequent visits to the library, the National Library Board (NLB) will extend the loan period for books and other physical items from three weeks to six [...]
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Singapore falls over 4pct while Vietnam worst hit

01-Apr-2020 Intellasia | TheStar | 6:02 AM

Southeast Asian stock markets closed lower on Monday as rising cases of the coronavirus in the region deepened fears of economic damage, with investors looking past moves by [...]
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COVID-19: More than 500 job openings for sports workers affected by pandemic

01-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 6:02 AM

Singapore’s sports governing body Sport Singapore (SportSG) on Monday (30 March) unveiled plans to support those in the sports industry whose livelihoods have been [...]
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Covid-19: Singapore patient recalls scariest time of his life

01-Apr-2020 Intellasia | TheStar | 6:02 AM

No matter how often he checked the clock on the opposite wall, its hands never moved. Worse, he could not lift his own. To prevent him from pulling out the tubes in his nose, [...]
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ERP rates to be reduced, some gantries will be free of charge

01-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 6:02 AM

With road traffic volume declining due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Land Transport Authority will be reducing the ERP rates at most of the gantries, with some of them [...]
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COVID-19: NUS confirms 14 students with infection, 2 who breached SHNs

01-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 6:02 AM

The National University of Singapore (NUS) said that it has 14 students who are confirmed to be infected with COVID-19. All 14 are imported cases, and had been transported [...]
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