Archive for April 14th, 2020

COVID-19: HDB explains online video of foreign workers housed in multi-storey car park

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

The Housing Development Board (HDB) has responded to online videos of foreign workers being housed in multi-storey car parks, saying that these are temporary measures and [...] » More

COVID-19: Cabbies, drivers can eat meals in vehicles, void decks or park benches

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

Cabbies and delivery drivers who find it impractical to return to their offices or homes to have meals are allowed to eat their meals in their vehicles, or at public spaces [...] » More

COVID-19: 9 in 10 Singaporeans will receive S$600 payout on April 14

14-Apr-2020 Intellasia | CNA | 6:02 AM

Nine in 10 Singaporeans will on Tuesday (April 14) receive the S$600 one-off cash payout announced as part of the Solidarity Budget earlier this month, the Ministry of [...] » More

Necessary for Singapore to fast-track COVID-19 laws amid unprecedented situation: Lawyers

14-Apr-2020 Intellasia | CNA | 6:02 AM

In the past month, Singapore has fast-tracked a slew of regulations and laws aimed at limiting the number of COVID-19 cases, which crossed the 2,000 figure on Friday (April [...] » More

COVID-19: Maids must stay home on rest days, says MOM

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

Foreign domestic workers (FDWs) are now required to stay home on their rest days, said the Ministry of Manpower on Saturday (11 April). The Straits Times reported that MOM [...] » More

COVID-19: Singapore Land Authority closes all its playfields

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

The Singapore Land Authority (SLA) closed all playfields under its management on Sunday (12 April) following reports of crowds gathering on these fields. The closures are to [...] » More

COVID-19: First 2 floating accommodations to start housing foreign workers next week

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

The first two floating accommodations to house healthy foreign workers will be ready next week, said the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA). In a media release on [...] » More

MMA shows shelved after new Singapore virus clampdown

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

Two mixed martial arts (MMA) events planned behind closed doors in Singapore this month have been postponed after the city-state tightened restrictions to fight the [...] » More

Manila City to begin mass COVID-19 testing

14-Apr-2020 Intellasia | CNN | 6:02 AM

The city of Manila is now ready to conduct localised mass targeted testing for COVID-19, with the Philippine capital capable of conducting more than 1,000 swab tests weekly. [...] » More

BPO industry in Philippines seen benefitting as firms abroad cut costs due to pandemic

14-Apr-2020 Intellasia | ABS-CBN | 6:02 AM

The Philippines’ business process outsourcing industry may stand to benefit from the “next wave” of outsourcing as companies around the world cut costs due [...] » More

Philippines: Hospitals must cremate Covid-19 victims in 12 hours, death toll now at 297

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

The Philippine government on Sunday (April 12) told hospitals and local government units to make sure that bodies of patients who died of the Covid-19 (coronavirus) are [...] » More

IATF to tackle health worker deployment ban today

14-Apr-2020 Intellasia | PhilStar | 6:02 AM

Government agencies may discuss today the ban on the deployment of Filipino health workers abroad, a policy that has drawn flak for supposedly promoting “involuntary [...] » More

Canadian Embassy in Philippines announces sweeper flight for April 17

14-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Rappler | 6:02 AM

The Embassy of Canada in the Philippines announced on Sunday, April 12 that at least one more sweeper flight to Canada is scheduled to leave on Friday, April 17 via [...] » More

8 in 10 Filipinos see religion as important

14-Apr-2020 Intellasia | PhilStar | 6:02 AM

Eight in 10 Filipinos consider religion as a “very important” part of their lives, according to the latest survey by the Social Weather Stations (SWS). The poll, [...] » More

Philippines reports highest single-day death toll from coronavirus

14-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

The Philippines recorded 50 coronavirus deaths on Sunday, its highest in a single day, taking the toll to 297. In a bulletin, the health ministry said 220 new infections took [...] » More