Singapore

  • Man admits consorting with fellow gang member who smuggled gun, bullets into Singapore

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    Man admits consorting with fellow gang member who smuggled gun, bullets into Singapore

    SINGAPORE, Oct 11 — When Amirul Asyraff Muhammad Junus asked his fellow gang member for advice on how to take revenge on their rivals for beating up his ex-wife, the other man...

  • Singapore: 18 weeks’ jail for NSF who left home while on MC, later tested positive for Covid-19

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    Singapore: 18 weeks’ jail for NSF who left home while on MC, later tested positive for Covid-19

    SINGAPORE, Oct 11 — He first breached Covid-19 laws by leaving his Geylang home and meeting a friend while he was ill. His swab test later turned out to be negative for...

  • Singapore navy regular gets treatment order for drunkenly throwing cactuses, shoe racks from HDB block

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    Singapore navy regular gets treatment order for drunkenly throwing cactuses, shoe racks from HDB block

    SINGAPORE, Oct 11 — A 29-year-old regular serviceman from the Republic of Singapore Navy was ordered to undergo a one-year mandatory treatment order on Monday (Oct 11), after...

  • Singaore’s NTU to halve carbon emissions by 2035, unveils manifesto to attain carbon neutrality

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    Singaore’s NTU to halve carbon emissions by 2035, unveils manifesto to attain carbon neutrality

    SINGAPORE, Oct 11 — The Nanyang Technological University (NTU) pledged on Monday (Oct 11) to halve its carbon emissions by 2035 as it unveiled its sustainability manifesto to...

  • One-week grace period for Singapore's vaccination-differentiated measures; some provisions for unvaccinated

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    One-week grace period for Singapore's vaccination-differentiated measures; some provisions for unvaccinated

    SINGAPORE, Oct 11 — The authorities will make provisions to allow unvaccinated individuals access to medical and childcare-related services in shopping malls, where entry will...

  • MOH: 2,809 new Covid-19 cases in Singapore; dip in infections likely due to fewer swabs

    1 week ago

    MOH: 2,809 new Covid-19 cases in Singapore; dip in infections likely due to fewer swabs

    SINGAPORE, Oct 11 — Singapore on Sunday (Oct 10) recorded 2,809 new cases of Covid-19, the first time in six days that the number of infections went below the 3,000 mark. The...

  • Covid-19: Nine seniors die of complications; death toll reaches 162

    1 week ago

    Covid-19: Nine seniors die of complications; death toll reaches 162

    SINGAPORE — Nine more people — eight men and one woman — have died from complications due to Covid-19, the Ministry of Health (MOH) said today. All Singaporeans, they were...

  • Community testing still shows high Covid-19 infection rate, Singapore nowhere near peak of epidemic curve, says MOH

    1 week ago

    Community testing still shows high Covid-19 infection rate, Singapore nowhere near peak of epidemic curve, says MOH

    SINGAPORE, Oct 10 — Covid-19 testing in the community for those who go to clinics with acute respiratory infections or flu-like illnesses continues to detect a high proportion...

  • Covid-19: From Oct 13, unvaccinated people in Singapore not allowed to dine in or enter malls, attractions

    1 week ago

    Covid-19: From Oct 13, unvaccinated people in Singapore not allowed to dine in or enter malls, attractions

    SINGAPORE, Oct 10 — Starting Wednesday (Oct 13) those who are not fully vaccinated will not be allowed entry into malls, large standalone stores, attractions, hawker centres and...

  • Singapore: Default home recovery for most Covid-19 patients, including unvaccinated people aged 12 to 49; negative test not needed for discharge

    1 week ago

    Singapore: Default home recovery for most Covid-19 patients, including unvaccinated people aged 12 to 49; negative test not needed for discharge

    SINGAPORE, Oct 10 — From today, home recovery will be the default care arrangement for anyone who is infected with Covid-19 and has mild or no symptoms, including unvaccinated...

  • Singapore reports highest single-day rise in Covid-19 cases

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    Singapore reports highest single-day rise in Covid-19 cases

    SINGAPORE, Oct 9 — Singapore’s health ministry reported 3,703 new cases of Covid-19 today, the highest since the beginning of the pandemic, while it recorded 11 new deaths...

  • Singapore Health Ministry says community testing still shows high Covid-19 infection rate

    1 week ago

    Singapore Health Ministry says community testing still shows high Covid-19 infection rate

    SINGAPORE — Covid-19 testing in the community for those who go to clinics with acute respiratory infections or flu-like illnesses continues to detect a high proportion of...

  • Living with Covid-19 not a ‘smooth and easy journey’ but Singapore cannot be closed off indefinitely: PM Lee

    1 week ago

    Living with Covid-19 not a ‘smooth and easy journey’ but Singapore cannot be closed off indefinitely: PM Lee

    SINGAPORE, Oct 9 — Living with Covid-19 “has not been a smooth and easy journey” but Singapore cannot stay locked down and closed off indefinitely, Prime Minister Lee Hsien...

  • Singapore must press on with ‘living with Covid-19’ strategy, says PM Lee

    1 week ago

    Singapore must press on with ‘living with Covid-19’ strategy, says PM Lee

    SINGAPORE, Oct 9 — Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong today said the republic must press on with its strategy of “Living with Covid-19”. “We should respect Covid-19,...

  • Singapore extends Covid-19 vaccinated travel lane scheme to nine more countries including US, UK and France

    1 week ago

    Singapore extends Covid-19 vaccinated travel lane scheme to nine more countries including US, UK and France

    SINGAPORE, Oct 9 — The vaccinated travel lane scheme will be extended to nine more countries, after its successful implementation with Brunei and Germany, where travellers...

  • Singapore extends Covid-19 vaccine booster shots for healthcare and frontline workers, residents of care facilities, those aged 30 and above

    1 week ago

    Singapore extends Covid-19 vaccine booster shots for healthcare and frontline workers, residents of care facilities, those aged 30 and above

    SINGAPORE — From today, Covid-19 vaccine booster shots will be extended to those aged 30 and above, healthcare and front-line workers as well as those in institutionalised...

  • Apex court partially allows SDP’s appeal against one Pofma direction, dismisses other appeals by SDP and TOC

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    Apex court partially allows SDP’s appeal against one Pofma direction, dismisses other appeals by SDP and TOC

    SINGAPORE, Oct 9 — In its first set of judgements relating to Singapore’s nascent fake news law, the Court of Appeal yesterday partially allowed an appeal by the Singapore...

  • Singapore: Hawker gets jail, fine after meat grinder severed four of maid's fingers while she worked for him illegally

    1 week ago

    Singapore: Hawker gets jail, fine after meat grinder severed four of maid's fingers while she worked for him illegally

    SINGAPORE, Oct 9 — A wanton noodle stall owner who got his daughter’s domestic helper to work for him illegally was jailed for two months and fined S$19,000 after the...

  • Singapore PM to address the nation on path to Covid-19 new normal tomorrow

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    Singapore PM to address the nation on path to Covid-19 new normal tomorrow

    SINGAPORE, Oct 8 — Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said he will address the country tomorrow noon regarding the local Covid-19 situation and the path to a new normal....

  • Singapore, South Korea to jointly launch vaccinated travel lanes on Nov 15

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    Singapore, South Korea to jointly launch vaccinated travel lanes on Nov 15

    SINGAPORE, Oct 8 — From November 15, Singapore and South Korea will jointly launch vaccinated travel lanes between the two countries, the Ministry of Transport (MOT) said today....

  • Singapore orders 60 F&B outlets to shut or fined for Covid-19 breaches; three converted nightclubs have licences revoked

    1 week ago

    Singapore orders 60 F&B outlets to shut or fined for Covid-19 breaches; three converted nightclubs have licences revoked

    SINGAPORE, Oct 8 — Sixty food and beverage (F&B) outlets have been ordered to shut or have been fined for Covid-19 breaches, including three pivoted nightclubs which had...

  • Two people taken to hospital, 80 evacuated from Ghim Moh HDB block in Singapore after fire engulfs flat

    1 week ago

    Two people taken to hospital, 80 evacuated from Ghim Moh HDB block in Singapore after fire engulfs flat

    SINGAPORE, Oct 8 — Two people were taken to hospital and about 80 were evacuated from a public housing block in Ghim Moh after a fire broke out at a flat there. The Singapore...

  • Singapore eyes quarantine-free travel with US before year-end

    1 week ago

    Singapore eyes quarantine-free travel with US before year-end

    SINGAPORE, Oct 8 ― Singapore is working on allowing quarantine-free entry to travellers from the United States who are vaccinated against Covid-19 before the end of the year,...

  • Singapore: Man caught naked by underaged girl’s parents after sex with her, jailed for 23 months

    1 week ago

    Singapore: Man caught naked by underaged girl’s parents after sex with her, jailed for 23 months

    SINGAPORE, Oct 8 — When he discovered that his girlfriend had slept with another man, Teo Yao Hong went online to chat with a 14-year-old girl because he wanted to “feel a bit...

  • Singapore primary school pupils to return to school progressively from Oct 11

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    Singapore primary school pupils to return to school progressively from Oct 11

    SINGAPORE, Oct 7 — Primary school students will return to school for face-to-face lessons progressively from next week, while the year-end examinations for Primary 3 and 4...

  • Death of three seniors brings Singapore Covid-19 death toll to 133

    1 week ago

    Death of three seniors brings Singapore Covid-19 death toll to 133

    SINGAPORE, Oct 7 — Three more people have died from complications due to Covid-19, the Ministry of Health (MOH) said on Wednesday (Oct 6). All three were Singaporean women aged...

  • Covid-19: 3,577 new cases in Singapore; rise in number of patients in ICU, need oxygen support

    1 week ago

    Covid-19: 3,577 new cases in Singapore; rise in number of patients in ICU, need oxygen support

    SINGAPORE, Oct 7 — There were a record 3,577 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed on Wednesday (Oct 6), the second day in a row that the daily caseload has breached the 3,000-mark....

  • Singapore’s NUS steps up Covid-19 self-testing; students call it a ‘minor inconvenience’, appreciate being able to return to campus

    1 week ago

    Singapore’s NUS steps up Covid-19 self-testing; students call it a ‘minor inconvenience’, appreciate being able to return to campus

    SINGAPORE, Oct 6 — The National University of Singapore (NUS) on Monday stepped up the frequency of Covid-19 self-tests for its staff and students, before they can return to...

  • Merck says deal signed with Singapore on Covid-19 antiviral pill

    1 week ago

    Merck says deal signed with Singapore on Covid-19 antiviral pill

    SINGAPORE, Oct 6 — Merck announced on Wednesday a supply and purchase agreement that will provide Singapore with access to its experimental oral Covid-19 antiviral drug, the...

  • Singapore patrol robots stoke fears of surveillance state

    1 week ago

    Singapore patrol robots stoke fears of surveillance state

    SINGAPORE, Oct 6 — Singapore has trialled patrol robots that blast warnings at people engaging in “undesirable social behaviour”, adding to an arsenal of surveillance...

  • Nine seniors in Singapore die from Covid-19 complications, death toll reaches 130

    1 week ago

    Nine seniors in Singapore die from Covid-19 complications, death toll reaches 130

    SINGAPORE, Oct 6 — Nine more people have died from complications due to Covid-19, the Ministry of Health (MOH) said on Tuesday (Oct 5). Six of them were men and the remaining...

  • Singapore reports highest single-day rise in Covid-19 cases

    1 week ago

    Singapore reports highest single-day rise in Covid-19 cases

    SINGAPORE, Oct 5 — Singapore’s health ministry reported 3,486 new cases of Covid-19 today, the highest since the beginning of the pandemic, while it recorded nine new deaths...

  • Singapore repeals 'extreme' Sedition Act after 83 years

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    Singapore repeals 'extreme' Sedition Act after 83 years

    SINGAPORE, Oct 5 — Singapore Parliament today repealed the 83-year-old Sedition Act, which Home Affairs Minister K Shanmugam described as “extreme legislation” with some...