Tag: coronavirus

Cheap life-saving Covid-19 drug discovered by Oxford scientists

Researchers at the University of Oxford have discovered a life-saving drug for Covid-19 patients in critical condition. While scientists around the world are rallying to come up with a Covid-19 vaccine, a breakthrough has been made in the area of death-preventing medicine. According to a...

Singapore & the Philippines emerge from coronavirus restrictions at the same time, but with big differences

Singapore—Singapore and one of its Southeast Asian neighbours, the Philippines, began easing restrictions imposed due to the coronavirus pandemic at the same time at the beginning of June. However, significant differences may be observed in the conditions of the two countries as life goes...

Stay off the couch and keep fit during the circuit breaker period with online home workouts

While the circuit breaker dictates that we really must stay at home, that's no reason to neglect exercise. It might seem preferable to be in couch potato mode, binge-watching movies and gorging on baked creations (yum!), but nobody really wants to develop a circuit...

Ho Ching takes to FB to clarify why only HDB lift buttons and not those in private condos have been disinfected

SINGAPORE—Social media-savvy Ho Ching, CEO of Temasek Holdings and wife of Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, has taken to Facebook to address the question of why only HDB lift buttons—and not those in private condominiums—have been sprayed with disinfectant. Netizens' reactions to the clarification...

New Covid-19 patient reported to work at Bishan MRT even after becoming symptomatic

Singapore— A woman who is listed among the new coronavirus patients in the Ministry of Health’s (MOH) report for May 18 is said to have gone to work at Bishan MRT even after she showed symptoms of the infection. The MOH said that the 58-year-old...

Face masks with virus-detecting sensors that light up to debut soon

For the past six years, a team of bioengineers at Harvard and MIT have been working on sensors that detect the presence of viruses, such as the ones that cause Ebola, Zika and SARS. Now, as the COVID-19 pandemic rages on, they are adapting...

Cautious approach necessary when easing circuit breaker: Gan Kim Yong

Singapore — As the end of the circuit breaker period draws near, a "cautious" approach is necessary when easing measures requiring people to stay home as far as possible, said Minister of Health Gan Kim Yong on Friday (May 15). In a press conference of...

Singapore Airlines reports annual net loss of S$212m due to COVID-19

SINGAPORE—On Thursday (May 14), Singapore Airlines (SIA) announced that it suffered an annual net loss of S$212 million, a first in its 48 years of operation, after the COVID-19 pandemic brought air travel to a near-standstill. The Government has promised to "spare no effort" in...

Police to provide more support to victims of family violence amid circuit breaker

SINGAPORE—As if the difficulties arising from the COVID-19 outbreak haven't been tragic enough, Singapore police have reported that family violence cases have increased by 22 per cent since the circuit breaker period began on April 7. Rise in family violence cases Latest figures shared by the...

Malaysian woman working in Singapore pays last respects to her mum in protective gear

Johor — In this time of the coronavirus pandemic, daily normal life has been upended, with even events such as funerals completely changed, as one Malaysian woman found out. A 28-year-old Malaysian woman named Kailing Xiao who works in an electronics firm in Singapore has...