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COVID-19: Singapore confirms four new cases; total at 81

19-Feb-2020 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 6:02 AM

The Ministry of Health (MOH) on Tuesday (18 February) confirmed four new cases of the novel coronavirus in Singapore, bringing the total to 81. Of these, three are linked to [...]
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Budget 2020: GST increase will not take place in 2021

19-Feb-2020 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 6:02 AM

The planned increase in the Goods and Services Tax (GST) will not take place in 2021, in the wake of the novel coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19). Delivering Budget 2020, [...]
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NSF fined $2,500 for flying drone in NDP restricted area

19-Feb-2020 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 6:02 AM

A full-time national serviceman who flew a drone near the National Day Parade was fined $2,500 on Tuesday (18 February), in the first case of its kind. Tan Jin Kang, 21, had [...]
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COVID-19: Singapore looking to activate more quarantine facilities, says Lawrence Wong

19-Feb-2020 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 6:02 AM

The Singapore government is looking to activate more quarantine facilities to prepare for the possible increase in the local spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus. This is being [...]
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Singapore announces $4.6 bn boost to fight virus

19-Feb-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Singapore unveiled $4.6 billion in financial packages on Tuesday to deal with the impact of the deadly coronavirus outbreak, which has battered the city-state’s economy [...]
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Facebook blocks Singapore anti-govt page, slams misinformation law

19-Feb-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Facebook on Tuesday blocked the page of an anti-government website in Singapore following a demand from authorities but slammed the “disproportionate” use of a [...]
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Budget 2020: $1.6 billion package to help Singaporeans amid economic slowdown

19-Feb-2020 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 6:02 AM

A $1.6 billion package to help Singaporeans with their household expenses will be provided by the government amid the economic slowdown and the uncertainties of the novel [...]
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Budget 2020: Tax rebates, wage support and cost of living package among measures amid COVID-19 outbreak Heng Swee Keat

19-Feb-2020 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 6:02 AM

The government will do “all that is necessary” to help workers and companies recover from the fallout of the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak through various [...]
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Housewife who was Singapore’s 15th COVID-19 case discharged; thanks NCID medical staff

18-Feb-2020 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 6:02 AM

A 47-year-old woman who was Singapore’s 15th confirmed COVID-19 case was discharged from the National Centre for Infectious Diseases (NCID) on Sunday (16 February). The [...]
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Three-way contest for two nationwide 5G licences in Singapore paves way for smart future

18-Feb-2020 Intellasia | StraitsTimes | 6:02 AM

All four telcos here have applied for at least one of four 5G licences up for grabs by the close of the local regulator’s submission deadline on Monday (February 17), [...]
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Singapore plans strong budget stimulus to counter virus threat

18-Feb-2020 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:02 AM

Singapore is set to deliver a strong budget this week to offset the damage to the economy from the coronavirus, with analysts predicting the biggest deficit in almost two [...]
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Singapore’s exports fall 3.3pct in January, growth forecast cut on COVID-19 fears

18-Feb-2020 Intellasia | CNA | 6:02 AM

Singapore said on Monday (February 17) its non-oil domestic exports declined in January, as it cut its growth forecast for the year partly due to the COVID-19 outbreak. [...]
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Coronavirus: Singapore Customs reminds travellers to pay GST for surgical masks, sanitisers brought back in bulk

18-Feb-2020 Intellasia | StraitsTimes | 6:02 AM

A sign instructing travellers to declare their purchase of face masks and sanitisers was put up recently at the Singapore Cruise Centre in response to a surge in the number [...]
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Singapore cuts growth outlook as virus poses recession risk

18-Feb-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Singapore on Monday cut its 2020 growth and exports forecasts due to an expected economic blow from the new coronavirus outbreak, flagging the chance of a recession this [...]
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Singapore will likely spend big to soften economic blow from coronavirus outbreak

18-Feb-2020 Intellasia | CNBC | 6:02 AM

With the ongoing coronavirus outbreak threatening to stall economic growth, Singapore’s government could roll out one of its biggest budgets yet to soften the hit to [...]
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