Archive for March 28th, 2020

COVID-19: National football coach Tatsuma Yoshida pens letter to support healthcare workers

28-Mar-2020 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 6:02 AM

Singapore’s national football coach Tatsuma Yoshida has penned a letter urging fans to give their support to healthcare workers during this COVID-19 pandemic period. [...] » More

COVID-19 Budget: Cash payouts for Singaporeans tripled to $300-$900

28-Mar-2020 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 6:02 AM

The government will enhance its Care and Support Package announced last month, resulting in a tripling of a cash payout to all adult Singaporeans to between $300 and $900, [...] » More

COVID-19 Budget: President Halimah approves drawing of past reserves for relief package

28-Mar-2020 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 6:02 AM

For only the second time in over a decade, in-principle approval has been given for the government to draw on past reserves, in order to fund a stimulus package that will [...] » More

Red lights out: Singapore’s sex industry shuts due to coronavirus

28-Mar-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Shortly after midnight on Friday, a young Asian sex worker dressed in a baggy cotton dress and slippers stepped out of a brothel in Singapore’s deserted red light [...] » More

COVID-19: 3 doctors at National Skin Centre placed on 14-day LOA after close contact with infected colleague

28-Mar-2020 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 6:02 AM

Three doctors from the National Skin Centre (NSC) have been placed on a 14-day leave of absence, after having close contact with a fellow doctor who tested positive for the [...] » More

COVID-19 Budget: President, political office holders to take 3 months pay cut DPM Heng

28-Mar-2020 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 6:02 AM

The President and all political office holders will be taking a total pay cut of three months in a show of solidarity with Singaporeans amid the immense challenges arising [...] » More

COVID-19: Foreign workers in large gatherings will have work passes revoked if they do not disperse

28-Mar-2020 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 6:02 AM

The Ministry of Manpower (MOM) has warned that it will disperse large outdoor gatherings of migrant workers, and those who do not cooperate will have their work passes [...] » More

COVID-19: FairPrice further restricts toilet roll, paper products purchase

28-Mar-2020 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 6:02 AM

From 7am on Friday (27 March), NTUC FairPrice will allow a maximum of only two packs of paper products (toilet paper, facial tissues, kitchen towels) per customer, down from [...] » More

Singapore Airlines halts trading pending announcement

28-Mar-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Singapore Airlines Ltd on Thursday went into a rare trading halt pending an announcement, days after it said it would ground almost its entire fleet and seek more financing [...] » More

4G leaders have gained trust of people during COVID-19 outbreak: Lee Hsien Loong

28-Mar-2020 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 6:02 AM

The fourth generation leaders of Singapore have “gained in trust and rapport” with Singaporeans during the COVID-19 outbreak, prime minister Lee Hsien Loong said [...] » More

COVID-19: Worker’s Party temporarily suspends house visits

28-Mar-2020 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 6:02 AM

Singapore’s leading opposition party is temporarily suspending all house visits in light of stringent social distancing measures and the recent spike in COVID-19 cases. [...] » More

COVID-19 Budget: Study loan payments suspended for 1 year for uni, poly students

28-Mar-2020 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 6:02 AM

Graduates who have taken study loans at autonomous universities and polytechnics will have their loan repayments and interest accrual suspended for one year. This was [...] » More

US cancels major Philippines war games due to virus

28-Mar-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

The US military has cancelled a large-scale exercise involving thousands of troops in the Philippines because of the coronavirus pandemic. The decision to scrap Balikatan [...] » More

Philippine couples warned against unplanned pregnancies

28-Mar-2020 Intellasia | TheStar | 6:02 AM

Noting the historical trend that unplanned pregnancies spike during natural calamities, the Commission on Population and Development (Popcom) has urged couples to practise [...] » More

Cuba’s help sought to fight COVID-19 in Philippines

28-Mar-2020 Intellasia | Bulatlat | 6:02 AM

“We shall be very grateful for any medical assistance from the government and people of Cuba to the people of the Philippines in this critical times.” Groups [...] » More