Tag: coronavirus

The 2021 Tokyo Olympics could be a triumph for humanity

Some of the original opinions expressed in this article can be attributed to Brad Glosserman, deputy director of the Center for Rule Making Strategies at Tama University, who contributes to The Japan Times. It came as a shock to many that Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe waited until only last...

The struggle with social distancing and lockdown rules: why some people just won’t comply

Some of the original opinions and research in this article can be attributed to Scott Andrew of CNN. The COVID-19 pandemic has torn through the world like a hurricane, throwing governments, systems and lives into great disarray. Humans the world over are being told to...

New COVID-19 regulations say “related diners” can sit together at restaurants, and netizens are completely confused

SINGAPORE—The latest wave of preventive regulations amidst the COVID-19 outbreak detailed proper seating arrangements when dining out—"related diners" can sit together, but unrelated customers must be one metre apart. With so many social distancing measures to remember and with establishments implementing their own rules,...

200,000 Singaporeans based overseas expected to return to home amidst the COVID-19 outbreak

SINGAPORE—With the COVID-19 outbreak continuing to rage all over the world, particularly in Europe and the US, some of the 200,000 Singaporeans who are overseas are expected to return home. Students pursuing their education abroad were particularly urged to come back to Singapore, as...

Gan Kim Yong on COVID-19: SG needs to “preserve buffer capacity” in healthcare system and focus resources on the critically ill

SINGAPORE—In light of the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, Singapore must preserve the "buffer capacity" in its healthcare system and direct its critical hospital resources to the more severe cases, said Health Minister Gan Kim Yong on Wednesday (Mar 25). The health minister delivered a statement in...

Lawrence Wong: Some COVID-19 strategies will be kept on even after outbreak

SINGAPORE—National Development Minister Lawrence Wong said on Tuesday (Mar 24) that the strategies the government is implementing to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 are being introduced in tiers, and some may be kept on permanently, even after the outbreak is over. The minister-in-charge of the...

COVID-19 outbreak: Petition to close schools in Singapore garners 7,700 signatures to date

SINGAPORE—The second term of school in Singapore opened on Monday (Mar 23), much to the dismay of many parents who are extremely worried about the risk it poses to their children amidst the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. A petition calling for the closure of schools...

Indonesia ripe for Covid-19 to spread, unless central govt acts

Some of the original opinions expressed in this article can be attributed to Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat and Dikanaya Tarahita of the South China Morning Post. Indonesia, with its remote, isolated islands, has the perfect conditions for the coronavirus to hide, spread and intensify, unless the government...

The Covid-19 outbreak: Italians rise to the occasion

Some of the original opinions expressed in this article can be attributed to Erik Jones, an expert on European and Eurasian Studies at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies and contributor for US News & World Report. We are living in harrowing times, and there...

COVID-19 outbreak: facing the wall in lifts is one way of practicing social distancing

SINGAPORE — As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to sweep throughout the world, life as we know it has changed. Elbow bumps replaced handshakes, and now, we are not allowed contact with each other at all. For those who still have to go to work,...