Tag: Covid-19 pandemic

Morning brief: Coronavirus update for June 20, 2020

As of 8 am, June 20, 2020: World count: 8,628,403 cases, 4,223,909 recoveries, 458,676 deaths There are now 8,628,40 confirmed cases of the Covid-19 worldwide. The United States has the highest number of coronavirus cases, with 2,262,527 infections, followed by Brazil (1,038,568) and Russia (569,063).  There have been 458,676...

Morning brief: Coronavirus update for June 12, 2020

As of 8 am, June 12, 2020: World count: 7,487,676 cases, 3,523,386 recoveries, 420,236 deaths There are now 7,487,676 confirmed cases of the Covid-19 worldwide. The United States has the highest number of coronavirus cases, with 2,062,704 infections, followed by Brazil (805,649) and Russia (502,43).  There have been 420,236...

Morning brief: Coronavirus update for June 9, 2020

As of 8 am, June 9, 2020: World count: 7,062,464 cases, 3,165,118 recoveries, 403,921 deaths There are now 7,062,464 confirmed cases of the Covid-19 worldwide. The United States has the highest number of coronavirus cases, with 1,977,695 infections, followed by Brazil (710,887) and Russia (476,658).  There have been 403,921...

“I’ve never worked so hard,” says elderly cleaner about impact of Covid-19

Singapore — While cleaners may not have received the same kind of recognition as healthcare workers during the Covid-19 crisis, they have been every bit as essential. The fact is that many cleaners are elderly people in their 60s to early 70s. They may have  health...

Homeless in the time of Covid-19

Singapore—According to a study from last year, there are around 1,000 people living in the streets of Singapore. Homeless people have always been vulnerable, and during the time of a pandemic, when each person is expected to shelter-at-home, there are individuals who still prefer...

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

As of 8 am, May 19, 2020: Worldwide: 4,758,937 cases, 316,277 deaths, 1,754,891 recoveries There are now 4,758,937 confirmed cases of the Covid-19 worldwide. There have been 316,277 deaths. The United States has the highest number of cases, with 1,535,336 infections, followed by Russia (290,678) and Brazil (254,220). ...

Writer asks Masagos Zulkifli to appeal to politicians to desist from politicking during Covid-19 crisis

Singapore—One writer has chosen to be vocal about “pandemic politicking” and has appealed to Masagos Zulkifli, Minister for the Environment and Water Resources, to ask politicians from different parties to desist from "potentially risky politicking” while Singapore is grappling with the coronavirus crisis. In a...

“Highly”, that’s how 41% rate S’pore’s response to Covid-19 crisis

Singapore — A global survey shows that 41 per cent of respondents here rate the country's response to the Covid-19 crisis highly, compared to the worldwide average of 40 per cent. The survey to determine citizens' perceptions of their country’s responses to the Covid-19 crisis...

SG’s total Covid-19 cases could reach 30,000-40,000 this month

Singapore—Experts say that the number of coronavirus cases may reach between 30,000 and 40,000 this month. However, the measures that have taken toward containment are helping in keeping these infections in check. The number of infections have begun to stablilise of late, despite the total...

Morning brief: Covid-19 update for May 6, 2020

As of 8 am, May 6, 2020: World count: 3,618,325 cases, 253,381 deaths, 1,184,145 recoveries There are now 3,618,325 confirmed cases of the Covid-19 worldwide. There have been 253,381 deaths. The United States has the highest number of cases, with 1,229,409 infections, followed by Spain (218,011) and Italy...