Tag: pandemic

PSP webinar told: PAP’s handling of Covid-19 has “massive room for improvement”

In the third MeetPSP webinar on Thursday (June 11), a question was posed to one of the Progress Singapore Party panellists, Mr Brad Bowyer, on what he thought of the People's Action Party's performance in the isolation, containment and management of the Covid-19 pandemic...

Experts warn of possible “deaths of despair” due to Covid-19 mental distress

Based on the findings of a recent study in the United States, mental health experts warn that the toll Covid-19 is taking on people's mental health may lead to up to 75,000 suicides and substance-abuse-related deaths. The study refers to these casualties as "deaths...

“Singapore is one of the greatest failures in the world now,” says Australian communicable diseases specialist

UPDATE: An inter-agency Taskforce, made up of more than 750 government officials was created--specifically to handle what has been referred to as "Singapore's underbelly of shame." The strategy employed targets three key aspects: containment, prevention, and separation. The taskforce seeks to contain the virus...

A tale of triumph: Mother of two beats both H1N1 and Covid-19.

Despite the trail of darkness Covid-19 seems to leave behind it, there are also those who triumph over it, leaving the wretched virus behind them as a tale of victory to be passed down to future generations. Ustazah Nadia Hanim, 36-year-old mother of two, however,...

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...