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Trump tests positive for Covid, upending US election

by Sebastian Smith President Donald Trump has tested positive for Covid-19, upending the already tense US election, but was described by his doctor on Friday as feeling "well" and able to perform his duties while quarantining. Trump, 74, first announced on...

Two Malaysians among new Covid-19 cases reported by MOH

Singapore—Among the two recent Covid-19 cases in Singapore are two Malaysian nationals who have been classified by the Ministry of Health (MOH) as community cases. They are counted among the 15 cases reported in the country on September 28...

Couple fined $300 each for not wearing masks after eating in latest breaches of safety measures

Singapore—A couple dining at an F&B outlet in Orchard at 2:50 am on September 25 were fined $300 each for not putting on masks while they talked after their meal. They are among the latest breaches of safety management measures...

Despite few new Covid-19 infections, vigilance needed ahead of Singapore opening up to travellers

Singapore—There is no doubt the country’s Covid-19 situation is much improved, with fewer new cases reported daily but at least one public health expert is saying that caution will be needed for some time to come. Singapore is set to...

Global coronavirus death toll passes one million

by Simon Malfatto, with AFP Bureaus More than one million people have died from the coronavirus, according to an AFP toll, with no let-up in a pandemic that has ravaged the world economy, inflamed diplomatic tensions and upended lives from...

No suicidal tendencies noted in covid-positive migrant worker: Coroner

Singapore—Covid-stricken migrant worker Mr Alagu Periyakarrupan, 46, from India did not have suicidal tendencies, says the coroner. He was found dead on April 23, 2020, on the third floor of Khoo Teck Puat Hospital (KTPH). State Coroner Kamala Ponnampalam ruled Mr...

Beneath the Covid-19 pandemic: The danger from belief in conspiracy theories

With the Covid-19 pandemic raging all around us, infecting more than 33 million people and with the death toll hitting 1 million any time now, we have been inundated from all sides with a dizzying quantity of news and...

WHO warns 2 million virus deaths possible, Australia urges vaccine-sharing

by Robin Millard, with AFP Bureaus Coronavirus deaths could more than double to two million without collective action against the pandemic, the World Health Organization has warned, as Australia's prime minister urged any nation that develops a vaccine to share...

How coronavirus has spread across the world

On January 11, the first coronavirus death was officially recorded in China. Eight months after the identification of the disease that appeared in Wuhan in December 2019, the world is on the brink of recording one million deaths. - 1,000...

Calvin Cheng: Revoking the work passes and banning of foreigners who break covid rules “too harsh”

Former nominated Member of Parliament (NMP) Calvin Cheng took to social media calling the revoking of work passes and banning of foreigners who break Covid-19 rules “too harsh”. In a Facebook post on Thursday (Sep 24), Mr Cheng wrote: “Not...
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17 months jail for maid who shot and shared TIkTok video of herself bathing old man

Singapore – A domestic worker in Singapore was sentenced to 17 months' jail on Thursday (Jan 27) after she admitted recording and sharing online...

Family of otters no match for lone monitor lizards’ powerful tail whacking as they try to steal a fish

Singapore – A glimpse of nature at work was caught on camera as a family of otters tried to steal a fish from a...

Coffee & tea price increase at Geylang East Food Centre

Dear Editor, I refer to the attached picture taken from a stall at Geylang East Food Centre, 117 Aljunied Ave 2 when the 'GST hike'...

Single mum keen to earn side income, loses nearly $50,000 to ‘Gucci’ scammers

Singapore – News of the surge of phishing scams involving  OCBC Bank has made many other bank customers come forward with their own stories...
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