Tag: pandemic

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...

Shanmugam comes down hard on violators of stay home notice, says they will be prosecuted

Singaporean Law and Home Affairs Minister K Shanmugam has said that individuals found to be in violation of their mandatory stay-home notices will be prosecuted. As Singapore tightens its grip on the enforcement of counter-measures aimed at alleviating the spread of the Covid-19 virus, government...

Social distancing with a difference: So near and yet so far?

Someone has shared a photo on Reddit, an online news forum, of what appears to be a social distancing measure in the Panasonic Singapore canteen. The person, with the handle @takeawayla, on Tuesday (March 24) shared a photo of what seemed to be a canteen...

SDP calls on Government to raise wages, reduce rental, and suspend GST

The Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) has issued a statement calling on the Government to implement specific measures in response to the effects of Covid-19 on the nation. https://www.facebook.com/yoursdp/posts/10158758890733455 The SDP on Tuesday (March 21) published a statement on its website stipulating specific measures it is urging...

Passenger gives surprise pack of alcohol wipes to taxi driver

Singapore -- At a time when alcohol wipes are snapped up from the shelves as soon as they are restocked, a stranger who took a ride in a taxi has given a pack of them to the cabby. The passenger's gesture has been appreciated on...

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...

Lawrence Wong urges people to heed quarantine, travel advisories

Minister for National Development and Second Minister of Finance Lawrence Wong has posted on the increase in imported Covid-19 cases and called on the people to heed the quarantine and travel advisories. Mr Wong on Friday (March 20) discussed the sense of urgency required of...

Netizen claps back at Heng Swee Keat, says advising against travel is not enough

A netizen recently countered Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Heng Swee Keat, saying the Government's issuing an advise against travel as a counter measure in response to the Covid-19 pandemic is not sufficient. Mr Heng in a Facebook post on Thursday (March 19) cited...

Singaporeans unhappy with MOE’s decision to re-open schools on March 23

Many netizens have recently expressed their disdain over the Singaporean Ministry of Education (MOE)'s announcement that schools and kindergartens would re-open on Monday (March 23). According to straitstimes.com the MOE, together with the Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) and the Early Childhood Development Agency (ECDA)...