Tag: coronavirus pandemic

Morning brief: Coronavirus update for June 29, 2020

As of 8 am, June 29, 2020: World count: Global Covid-19 cases pass 10 million mark There are now 10,063,319 confirmed cases of the Covid-19 worldwide. The United States has the highest number of coronavirus cases, with 2,591,303 infections, followed by Brazil (1,344,143) and Russia (634,437).  This milestone has...

Morning brief: Coronavirus update for June 27, 2020

As of 9 am, June 27, 2020: World count: 9,761,594 cases, 4,917,270 recoveries, 492,767 deaths There are now 9,761,594 confirmed cases of Covid-19 worldwide. The United States has the highest number of coronavirus cases, with 2,510,156 infections, followed by Brazil (1,280,054) and Russia (620,794).  There have been 492,767 deaths from...

Morning brief: Coronavirus update for June 26, 2020

As of 9 am, June 26, 2020: World count: 9,608,814 cases, 4,808,236 recoveries, 489,405 deaths There are now 9,608,814 confirmed cases of the Covid-19 worldwide. The United States has the highest number of coronavirus cases, with 2,465,127 infections, followed by Brazil (1,233,147) and Russia (613,99).  There have been 4,808,236...

Indranee Rajah: SG was moving forward when Covid-19 hit us like a wrecking ball

Singapore—Writing in The Straits Times, Indranee Rajah outlined why Singapore Together is more important than ever, even as Covid-19 hit the country “like a wrecking ball” causing Singaporeans to face “the crisis of a generation.” Ms Indranee, who is Minister in the Prime Minister's Office...

Morning brief: Coronavirus update for June 22, 2020

As of 8 am, June 22, 2020: World count: 8,892,595 cases, 4,403,307 recoveries, 465,880 deaths There are now 8,892,595 confirmed cases of the Covid-19 worldwide. The United States has the highest number of coronavirus cases, with 2,321,667 infections, followed by Brazil (1,085,038) and Russia (584,680).  There have been 465,880...

Morning brief: Coronavirus update for June 19, 2020

As of 8 am, June 19, 2020: World count: 8,449,983 cases, 4,133,595 recoveries, 452,465 deaths There are now 8,449,983 confirmed cases of the Covid-19 worldwide. The United States has the highest number of coronavirus cases with 2,228,902 infections, followed by Brazil (978,142) and Russia (561,091).  There have been 452,465...

SM Tharman: Amid Covid-19 fallout, “our first priority today is to save jobs”

Singapore — On Wednesday (June 17), Senior Minister and Coordinating Minister for Social Policies Tharman Shanmugaratnam tackled the challenges Singaporeans are facing together today, in a speech on the theme, A Stronger And More Cohesive Society. His speech is the fifth in a series of...

Morning brief: Coronavirus update for June 13, 2020

As of 5 am, June 13, 2020: World count: 7,573,699 cases, 3,582,269 recoveries, 423,155 deaths There are now 7,573,699 confirmed cases of the Covid-19 worldwide. The United States has the highest number of coronavirus cases, with 2,077,370 infections, followed by Brazil (809,398) and Russia (511,423).  There have been 423,155...

Leon Perera: Singapore should reduce NDP spending this year

Singapore—Non-Constituency Member of Parliament Leon Perera, who is from the Workers’ Party (WP), spoke in Parliament on Friday (June 5), calling for a reduction in the expenses of this year’s National Day Parade (NDP). https://www.facebook.com/leonperera70/posts/1572678386223665 He made the call “in solidarity with the needy at this...

PSP’s Kumaran Pillai: “Is the $93B pumped into the economy adequate?”

Singapore—Kumaran Pillai, a member of the Progress Singapore Party (PSP), has weighed in on the economic fallout Singapore faces stemming from the current coronavirus pandemic. At the same time, Mr Pillai also offered possible solutions for the country's economic recovery. Mr Pillai, CEO of Apple...