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Goh Meng Seng: Second batch of “better and tested” Govt face masks not breathable

Singapore -- The second batch of Government face masks which were "supposed(ly) better and reportedly tested" are not breathable, according to opposition People's Power Party founder Goh Meng Seng. As part of the assistance the Government has given Singaporeans during the Covid-19 crisis, face mask distributions...

Man claims his new mask turned yellow after it was washed

Singapore -- New, improved reusable face masks were issued on Tuesday (May 26) in the third such exercise since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic. About a million of the masks were collected from community clubs, RC centres and from vending machines. The instructions are...

Improved reusable face masks for residents of S’pore

Improved reusable face masks will be distributed to residents of Singapore towards the end of this month, Trade and Industry Minister Chan Chun Sing said in a virtual interview on Wednesday (May 6). The new mask is able to filter out bacteria, an upgrade from...

Woman draws public ire for filming police who confront her for not wearing a mask

As Singapore tightens its measures in an effort to subdue Covid-19, the Singaporean police have been ensuring that people follow the measures put in place--whether it be complying with a Stay-Home Notice, practicing social distancing, or wearing a face mask to the market. According to...

Woman refuses to wear mask at People’s Park Centre, tells officer it’s her problem if she dies

Singapore—Some people seem to be having difficulty following the more stringent circuit breaker rules put in place by the Government in a bid to curb the spread of the coronavirus, which has so far infected 3,252 and killed 10, as of the update from...

Mixed online response over efficacy of cloth masks given out by Government

As the Government has gone after its initiative to hand out masks to Singaporeans, there has been a mixed online response over the efficacy of the cloth masks being distributed. According to a report by Vulcan Post, the Singaporean government began distributing reusable masks on Sunday...

50 masks for S$49 — Kate Pang feels cheated over online purchase

Singapore-based host Kate Pang wanted to buy more masks amid the current Covid-19 pandemic. In 8days.sg on Thursday (April 2), she is reported as saying in a phone interview that she found some shops selling masks but the packaging looked questionable. So, the host went online to...

Like it or not, Asians have been wearing masks for over a century, and they’re here to stay

It’s one of the differences between Asian (at least East Asian) cultures and the west—wearing masks in public. When in Europe or the United States, going out in a surgical mask might get you a few stares, at best, or, in this time of...

Singapore parents air concerns over schools allegedly telling children not to wear masks

SINGAPORE — Parents are taking to social media to air their concerns over recent incidents in schools where children have allegedly been disallowed from wearing masks. At the end of last week, Singaporean activist Gilbert Goh posted a message "from a worried mum" on Facebook...

Free masks and hand sanitizer in Punggol lift provided by civic minded residents

Singapore—Amid the fear and panic felt by many as the numbers of those affected by the Wuhan coronavirus continues to climb, it’s refreshing to see that some people are choosing kindness and generosity as one way to fight the disease. And the best thing is...