Tag: COVID-19

Jenner sisters ignore a non-essential travel ban to go on holiday

Sisters Kendall and Kylie Jenner are on a vacation with their friends in Utah. In all of the photos the sisters uploaded, nobody seemed to be social distancing or wearing face masks. Although things are returning back to normal since the onset of the...

US adds 55,000 new COVID-19 cases in 24 hours

The United States recorded 55,000 new coronavirus cases in 24 hours Wednesday, a tally by Johns Hopkins University showed, bringing its total to 3,046,351 recorded infections since the pandemic began. The country, the hardest-hit in the world, had earlier Wednesday passed the grim milestone of...

PAP’s Sim Ann discusses supporting job-seekers in Facebook video

Singapore -- With the Covid-19 pandemic affecting the economy for the foreseeable future, the People's Action Party's Sim Ann took to Facebook on Tuesday (July 7) to share a video on how she planned to assist job-seekers in her constituency. https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=303149337536181 She began by emphasising how...

Kenneth Mak on what transpired before the release of MOM advisories on foreign workers’ Covid-19 testing

Singapore – The Ministry of Health's (MOH) director of medical services Kenneth Mak gave his account surrounding the events that led to the Ministry of Manpower's (MOM) advisories to employers of foreign workers relating to Covid-19 testing. Speaking at a press conference on Tuesday (July...

Paul Tambyah calls correction notices an “inappropriate use of POFMA” and a “complete distraction”

Singapore – Opposition Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) chairman Dr Paul Tambyah deemed the correction notices issued by the Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Act (POFMA) to be "inappropriate and a complete distraction." Dr Tambyah was quoted saying during a National University of Singapore Society...

Lawrence Wong refutes Paul Tambyah’s remarks against Multi Ministry Taskforce saying he expected better of him

Singapore – National Development Minister Lawrence Wong denounced the allegations made by opposition Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) chairman Dr Paul Tambyah that the Multi Ministry Task Force for Covid-19 did not rely on medical experts' advice in handling the pandemic. Mr Wong confirmed during a...

Lawrence Wong rejects SDP claim that Covid-19 task force could have lost focus

Singapore -- The People's Action Party's Mr Lawrence Wong on Sunday (July 7) described the Singapore Democratic Party's comments on how the Government dealt with the Covid-19 outbreak as "baseless and false allegations". Mr Wong, the National Development Minister, co-chairs the multi-ministry task force on Covid-19...

Chan Chun Sing says Covid-19 crisis should be the focus of all parties; netizens couldn’t agree more

Singapore – Members from the online community couldn't agree more with Trade and Industry Minister Chan Chun Sing's statement that the focus of all opposition parties right now should be getting through the Covid-19 crisis. Netizens added on the report and asked why then,...

2020 General Elections Constituency Broadcasts: SDP’s promises to Bukit Batok and Bukit Panjang

On 3 June, the GE2020 constituency broadcasts were held online where we saw candidates for the following constituencies reaffirm their stance and promises to the people in a 2-hour long broadcast: Aljunied GRC: Workers' Party and People's Action Party Ang Mo Kio GRC: People's...

Coronavirus: latest global developments

Here are the latest developments in the coronavirus crisis: - 'Wake up': WHO - The World Health Organization urges countries hit by serious coronavirus outbreaks to "wake up" and says that "too many countries are ignoring what the data is telling them". WHO emergencies director Michael Ryan...