Archive for April 28th, 2020

Singapore coastline packed with ships full of oil no one wants

Singapore coastline packed with ships full of oil no one wants

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

A narrow waterway off Singapore has become even more congested as oil-laden tankers wait out a slump in global fuel consumption that’s crimped demand and boosted the [...] » More

Singapore races to build beds for COVID-19 patients as cases surge

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

Singapore is rapidly building bed space for coronavirus patients in cavernous exhibition halls and other temporary facilities as it faces a surge in cases, mainly among its [...] » More

‘Home’ singalong criticised as empty distraction from meaningful action

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

As surging COVID-19 cases strain Singapore’s healthcare system and migrant workers bear the brunt of terrifying pandemic conditions, a government feel-good campaign [...] » More

Singapore Airlines Is Sending Airbus A380s To Alice Springs

28-Apr-2020 Intellasia | SimpleFlying | 6:02 AM

With an over-abundance of capacity during this climate of reduced travel, airlines the world over have grounded their larger aircraft. For many airlines, the Airbus A380 was [...] » More

COVID-19: Singapore crosses 14,000 mark with 799 new cases, majority foreign workers in dorms

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

The Ministry of Health (MOH) confirmed a preliminary 799 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore as of Monday (27 April) noon, bringing the total to 14,423 the highest recorded in [...] » More

Singapore digital banks: lessons to learn from HK

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

As the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) considers which of 21 applicants it will grant five coveted digital banking licenses to, market watchers say there are lessons to [...] » More

National flag can be displayed from now until 30 September

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

All households and organisations in Singapore may display the national flag at offices, buildings and residences from now until the end of the National Day celebrations [...] » More

COVID-19: Robots to help with operations at new Changi Exhibition Centre isolation facility

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

How does one care for thousands of COVID-19 patients while also minimising the chances of infecting the workers who are caring for them? Bring in the robots. At the Changi [...] » More

Temasek CEO says S$800 million earmarked for coronavirus fight

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

Singapore’s Temasek Holdings Pte plans to spend more than S$800 million on efforts to combat the spread of Covid-19, according to Chief Executive Officer Ho Ching. In a [...] » More

Increase in domestic violence-related calls as families forced to stay at home: Aware Singapore

28-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Yahoo Lifestyle SEA | 6:02 AM

Domestic abuse can touch anyone, anywhere, but more often than not it is women and children who are most at risk. During this period of isolation and community lockdowns [...] » More

Over 1,100 Philippine health workers tested positive for Covid-19

28-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Xinhua | 6:02 AM

The number of health workers who tested positive for Covid-19 (coronavirus) in the Philippines has climbed to 1,101, a senior Philippine health official said on Sunday [...] » More

Over 2 million workers lose jobs as COVID-19 quarantine measures continue DOLE

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

More than two million workers nationwide have been displaced as local governments continue to carry out COVID-19 quarantine measures, the Labour Department said Sunday. [...] » More

Manila distributes free milk supplements to senior citizens

28-Apr-2020 Intellasia | UNTV News | 6:02 AM

The Manila City government will be distributing free milk food supplements to senior citizens as part of its relief efforts amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. [...] » More

Carpio suggests joint patrols with Malaysia, Vietnam in South China Sea

Carpio suggests joint patrols with Malaysia, Vietnam in South China Sea

28-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Philstar | 6:02 AM

The Philippines should join forces with Malaysia and Vietnam to counter China’s “grave escalation” of tensions in the South China Sea, retired Senior [...] » More

Hontiveros urges government to make China pay for environmental damage in West Philippine Sea

28-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Philstar | 6:02 AM

Senator Risa Hontiveros urged the executive branch to exert pressure on China over its activities in the West Philippine Sea that have caused “severe and [...] » More