Archive for April 16th, 2020

Japan’s homeless ‘net cafe refugees’ seek shelter amid virus woe

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

Thousands of homeless “net cafe refugees” in Japan risk being turfed out onto the streets as the coronavirus pandemic forces the sudden closure of their uniquely [...] » More

COVID-19: Singapore confirms 334 more cases, 10th death and new foreign worker dorm cluster

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

The Ministry of Health (MOH) on Tuesday (14 April) reported 334 new COVID-19 cases and the 10th coronavirus-related death in Singapore, taking its total cases to 3,252. The [...] » More

Banks owed $3 billion by squeezed Singapore oil trader Hin Leong

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

Banks have a combined exposure of at least $3 billion to Singapore’s Hin Leong Trading (Pte.) Ltd and are in talks with the privately-held oil trader over how to shore [...] » More

COVID-19: Traditional treats for foreign workers on Tamil and Bengali New Year

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

Amid the lockdown at the workers dormitories to curb the spread of COVID-19, the Hindu Endowments Board teamed up with the Inter-Agency Taskforce to distribute festive [...] » More

COVID-19: DSTA designs adjustable, reusable face shield for frontline workers

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

Engineers at Defence Science and Technology Agency (DSTA) have designed an adjustable and reusable face shield to offer additional protection for frontline workers against [...] » More

COVID-19: Students from low-income families to get GrabFood vouchers

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

About 12,000 students from low-income families will receive GrabFood e-vouchers to buy meals, under the newly-launched Student Meals Scheme by the Community Development [...] » More

Singapore home sales suffer with city under partial lockdown

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

Singapore private home sales fell in March as a partial lockdown forcing people to stay indoors curtailed activity. Sales in the city-state slumped 32 percent to 660 units [...] » More

COVID-19: Singaporeans must now wear masks as infections top 3,000; death toll rises to 10

16-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Coconuts Singapore | 6:02 AM

Overwhelmed by the barrage of coronavirus updates last night? We’ve simplified and summarised everything, here. The Singaporean government has finally made masks [...] » More

COVID-19: Police do not check residences to enforce circuit breaker measures, say SPF

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

The Singapore Police Force (SPF) does not conduct checks on private residences to enforce circuit breaker measures, said the police on Tuesday (14 April). SPF made the [...] » More

COVID-19: It’s now mandatory to wear a face mask while outdoors  Lawrence Wong

COVID-19: It’s now mandatory to wear a face mask while outdoors Lawrence Wong

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

It will now be mandatory for all people to wear a face mask while outdoors with certain exemptions, said Lawrence Wong, the co-chair of the multi-ministry taskforce on [...] » More

Singapore investment sales to grow 5pct per annum in 2019-2024

16-Apr-2020 Intellasia | PropertyGuru | 6:02 AM

Property investment sales in Singapore is projected to grow 5 percent per year in the longer term over 2019 to 2024 even as this year’s sales is expected to drop 24 [...] » More

COVID-19: 75pct plunge in ridership sees train frequency reduced from 17 April

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

The frequency of almost all train services will be reduced while selected bus services will be suspended from Wednesday (15 April) in light of Singapore’s ongoing [...] » More

COVID-19: More than 200 fines issued on Monday to those who flout safe distancing measures

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

More than 200 composition fines of $300 each were issued to members of the public who did not comply with enhanced safe distancing measures on Monday (13 April). The Ministry [...] » More

Singapore home sales suffer with city under partial lockdown

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

Singapore private home sales fell in March as a partial lockdown forcing people to stay indoors curtailed activity. Sales in the city-state slumped 32 percent to 660 units [...] » More

COVID-19: Foreign worker dormitories to be ‘effectively’ in lockdown Josephine Teo

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

All foreign worker dormitories will soon be “effectively” on lockdown. These include 43 purpose-built and close to 1,200 factory-converted dorms, which in total, [...] » More