Tag: circuit breaker measures

Eight people suspected of taking part in illegal car race on KPE

Singapore – The police have arrested eight people suspected of being involved in an illegal race and dangerous driving on the Kallang-Paya Lebar Expressway (KPE). A report on todayonline.com on Sunday (May 24) said the accused were six men and two women between the ages of 20...

Man fined S$4,500 for attending and posting about gathering during CB

Singapore -- A man was fined S$4,500 on Wednesday (May 20) for being at a social gathering and disregarding circuit breaker measures one day after they were implemented. The court heard that Francis Soh Seng Chye, 38, met his cousin, Ms Lye Bao Ru, at her...

Netizens agree with ST Forum letter writer on doubling punishments for circuit breaker flouters

Singapore — The circuit breaker restrictions may be nearing an end but some Singaporeans continue to flagrantly flout rules. One netizen has taken to writing to The Straits Times (ST) to call for authorities to come down hard on circuit breaker flouters, even doubling...

Home bakeries, hair salons and laundry services open after almost three-weeks

SINGAPORE – On Tuesday (May 12) home bakeries, hair salons, TCM halls, laundry services and a few other businesses were allowed to reopen after an almost three-week-long hiatus. As seen in a short clip on YouTube from The Straits Times, there were at least two...

All TCM halls can re-open from May 12, says Health Minister

Singapore -- All traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) halls can reopen from May 12, according to Minister for Health Gan Kim Yong on Friday (May 8). The announcement was made at a press conference of the multi-ministry task force on the Covid-19 crisis, according to channelnewsasia. This follows the...

Bored kids can try these virtual activities from home during the remaining circuit breaker measures

  SINGAPORE – Circuit breaker measures in Singapore have been ongoing since April 7, and the struggle to keep kids in home-based learning has proven difficult for many households. But what is there for children to do in the midst of their boredom during the...

Gradual lifting of circuit breaker depends on mass testing

Singapore -- A gradual lifting of the current circuit breaker measures will depend on the country’s ability to do mass testing, according to an article in straitstimes.com on Thursday (April 30). In an interview, the director and chief scientist of Singapore biotech firm Acumen Research Laboratories (ARL), Dr Ong...

8 out of 10 people hope to work from home after circuit breaker

Singapore -- Eight out of 10 people hope to work from home (WFH) after the circuit breaker measures are lifted, according to a survey reported in mothership.sg on Wednesday (April 29). A survey by start-up EngageRocket, the Singapore Human Resources Institute and the Institute for Human Resources...

How Covid-19 has changed the face of sales and how people do business

In a world that has forever been changed by the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, suffice to say that nothing can, nor will, remain the same. Yet, despite how one tiny virus has managed to shut down entire countries in one way or another, governments still...

Woman charged in court for sneezing on another woman during circuit breaker

Singapore— Sun Szu-Yen, a 46-year-old Taiwanese national, was charged in court on Wednesday (Apr 22) for sneezing in the direction of, as well as verbally abusing, another woman earlier this month, when the circuit breaker rules had already been put in place. While standing at...