Archive for April, 2020

Singapore ramping up bed spaces at care facilities for COVID-19 patients

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

The Singapore government is greatly expanding the number of bed spaces at care facilities for COVID-19 patients in various conditions. “Given the different needs of our [...] » More

Restrictions in Singapore bring new round of downgrades in growth, employment

30-Apr-2020 Intellasia | StraitsTimes | 6:02 AM

Singapore’s decision to keep most of its economy closed and people at home for another month will lower economic growth and raise job losses, said analysts. The latest [...] » More

COVID-19: National CARE hotline receives more than 6,500 calls since launch

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

More than 6,600 people have called the National CARE hotline for mental and emotional help since the 24-hour helpline was launched on 10 April. Minister for Social and Family [...] » More

Singapore using robots to enforce social distancing

30-Apr-2020 Intellasia | 9News | 6:02 AM

Robots are being used to enforce social distancing restrictions in Singapore in a bid to prevent the spread of coronavirus. Singapore started using the O-R3 robot to warn [...] » More

COVID-19: Psychology, podiatry and other allied health services reclassified as essential

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

The Ministry of Health (MOH) has re-categorised allied health services, like psychology and podiatry, conducted outside of public healthcare institutions as essential [...] » More

Singapore launches first drone delivery service

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

Singapore’s first drone delivery service has begun by taking vitamins to a ship, with its operator saying Wednesday the devices are crucial in reducing human contact [...] » More

Singapore Billionaire’s Son Leads Biotech Labs To Export COVID-19 Test Kits

30-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Porbes | 6:02 AM

As Singapore extends its semi-lockdown to June 1 in response to a wave of new coronavirus cases, local biotech firms are racing to develop tests and treatments to help in [...] » More

COVID-19: Religious leaders pledge solidarity in social defence during pandemic

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

eligious leaders in Singapore affirmed a new Social Defence Pledge to maintain solidarity during crisis moments, particularly amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The pledge [...] » More

The British expat paying S$10,000 to swim in Singapore’s lockdown

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

Not helping any with Singapore’s image as home to a bunch of crazy-rich Asians comes the almost too-ridiculous-to-be-true story of a man who rented a swimming pool for [...] » More

COVID-19: Singapore will look after Chinese migrant workers, FM Balakrishnan tells Wang Yi

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

Singapore will look after the well-being of Chinese migrant workers in the country, Foreign minister Vivian Balakrishnan reassured his counterpart in China, Wang Yi, during a [...] » More

COVID-19: Singapore crosses 15,000 mark with 690 new cases

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

The Ministry of Health (MOH) reported a preliminary 690 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore as of Wednesday (29 April) noon, bringing the total to 15,641 the highest recorded in [...] » More

Massage outlet owner who allegedly provided sexual services charged for running business during circuit breaker period

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

The owner of an unlicensed massage outlet who allegedly provided sexual services was charged on Wednesday (29 April) for keeping her business open during the circuit breaker [...] » More

Employment in 1Q 2020 fell the most since SARS outbreak in 2003: MOM

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

Singapore’s labour market in the first quarter (1Q) of 2020 registered its sharpest drop since the SARS epidemic in 2003, reflecting the early impact of the ongoing [...] » More

WHO tells Philippines to prepare for Covid-19 vaccine

30-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Philippine Daily Inquirer | 6:02 AM

While a vaccine against the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) is still under development, the World Health Organization (WHO) advised the Philippine government on Monday (April [...] » More

Taiwan refuses to deport Filipina worker critical of Duterte

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

Taiwan rejected on Tuesday the move to deport the Filipina worker critical of President Rodrigo Duterte, on the grounds that the overseas worker has not violated its [...] » More