Tag: COVID-19 outbreak in Singapore

PM Lee on Covid-19 response: PAP Govt acted just in time; ‘40,000 cases just in time?’ ask netizens

Singapore – In response to Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong's statement, members from the online community questioned if 40,000 Covid-19 cases reflected that the Government was "acting just in time." PM Lee said on Monday (July 6) during a virtual rally that the imposition of...

June 2 easing of CB being done cautiously because Covid-19 virus has not been eradicated

Singapore is gradually relaxing circuit breaker restrictions from Tuesday (June 2). "We are easing cautiously," according to National Development Minister Lawrence Wong, who co-chairs the ministerial task force dealing with the Covid-19 crisis with Health Minister Gan Kim Yong. "We have been able to bring...

Ministers defend Gov’t response to Covid-19 outbreak among migrant workers

Singapore—In parliament on Monday (May 4), Ministers Josephine Teo and Gan Kim Yong were quick to defend how the Government has responded to the outbreak of coronavirus cases among the country’s migrant workers when other members of parliament ask questions concerning the matter. Ms...

Morning brief: Covid-19 update for May 5, 2020

As of 9 am, May 5, 2020: World count: 3,578,301 cases, 251,059 deaths, 1,162,279 recoveries There are now 3,578,301 confirmed cases of Covid-19 worldwide. There have been 251,059 deaths worldwide. The United States has the highest number of cases, with 1,207,436 infections, followed by Spain (218,011) and Italy...

Josephine Teo and K Shanmugam visit dormitory of Covid-19 positive foreign worker who was found dead

Singapore—A foreign worker who had tested positive for Covid-19 was found dead on Thursday (Apr 23) morning at Khoo Teck Puat Hospital (KTPH). He was an Indian national who was 46 years old.  The deceased, case 8,190 on the database of the Ministry of Health,...

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...

Morning brief: Covid-19 update for April 22, 2020

As of 8 am, April 22, 2020: World count exceeds 2.5 million There are now 2,546,527 confirmed cases of the Covid-19 worldwide. The United States has the highest number of cases, with 819,866 infections, followed by Spain (204,178) and Italy (183,957).  There have been 175,621 deaths worldwide and 678,557...

Gov’t response to workers issues results in PM Lee winning migrants hearts

Singapore—While there has been widespread criticism among Singaporeans especially over the overcrowded and unhygienic conditions of the country’s foreign workers, the Government’s response to the issue has made the workers fans of the government, according to an article from the kopi.co, a longform journalism...

Circuit breaker breaking seniors: Another ‘auntie’ insists on eating at a hawker centre

Singapore—A video of an older lady eating at what looks like a hawker center has gone viral, in yet another example of a senior citizen in Singapore who seems to be finding the current circuit breaker rules implemented to curb the spread of the...

KFC, Burger King sales surge after McDonald’s closes temporarily

Singapore — McDonald’s has closed all its outlets here temporarily after seven of its employees tested positive for Covid-19 last week. It has suspended all operations, including take-out and delivery meals, for the next two weeks. While the fast-food chain will not re-open until May...