CoVid-19 News 2021 Q2
June 28, 2021
June 25, 2021
June 24, 2021
June 21, 2021
3 new COVID-19 cases linked to Bukit Merah View cluster, tally now at 73 infections
SINGAPORE: Three new COVID-19 community cases reported in Singapore on Sunday (Jun 20) have been linked to the Bukit Merah View Market and Food Centre cluster, bringing the size of the cluster to 73 infections.
All three cases had already been placed on quarantine, said the Ministry of Health (MOH) in its daily update.
June 18, 2021
Snap lockdowns cannot ‘go on forever’, Singapore must reopen: Ong Ye Kung
SINGAPORE — Snap lockdowns cannot “go on forever” if Singapore is to retain its competitiveness and viability, but the country’s reopening will depend on its vaccination rate, said Health Minister Ong Ye Kung on Friday (18 June).
Currently, 49 per cent of the population have received their first dose, and slightly over 35 per cent are fully vaccinated. Ong also revealed that vaccination rates have gone up from 40,000 doses a day in May, to 47,000 doses a day over the past two weeks, pledging that “it will go higher in the coming weeks”.
June 15, 2021
Singapore reports 13 new COVID-19 cases, 10 from the community
SINGAPORE — The Ministry of Health (MOH) on Sunday (13 June) confirmed 13 new cases of COVID-19 infection in Singapore, taking the country’s total case count to 62,276.
Of the new cases, 10 are community transmissions with eight linked to past cases, said MOH in a news release. Five of the community cases have already been placed on quarantine, while three were detected through surveillance.
The remaining two community cases are unlinked. There are no new cases from the migrant worker dormitories.
Singapore says will make needed changes to corporate tax once consensus on G7 plan
SINGAPORE (Reuters) -Singapore, a regional hub for technology firms, will change its tax system as needed once there is a global consensus, its finance minister said on Tuesday, after the world’s rich nations agreed there should be a minimum corporate tax rate of 15%.
May 24, 2021
21 new community COVID-19 cases, 1 dormitory infection; JEM/Westgate cases form new cluster
SINGAPORE: Singapore reported 22 locally transmitted COVID-19 cases as of noon on Sunday (May 23), including 21 in the community and one who resides in a dormitory.
May 18, 2021
Singapore to extend interval of COVID-19 vaccine doses to between 6 and 8 weeks
The shift in Singapore’s vaccination strategy to prioritising more people getting the first dose comes two days after the Government said it was studying if it should extend the time between COVID-19 vaccine doses.
May 14, 2021
Work from home to be default, no dining in allowed: What are the new Covid-19 rules in S’pore from May 16?
SINGAPORE – New measures were announced on Friday (May 14) by the multi-ministry task force on Covid-19, in the light of increased community cases.
They will take effect from this Sunday for a month to June 13. A review will be taken after two weeks to see if the measures need to be adjusted further.
May 11, 2021
BioNTech to set up Covid-19 vaccine manufacturing plant in Singapore
SINGAPORE — BioNTech, the makers of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine that is used here, will set up its Southeast Asia regional headquarters as well as a mRNA manufacturing facility in Singapore.
May 3, 2021
April 26, 2021
April 16, 2021
Pandemic fatigue, rise of new strains: Why Asia is struggling amid surge in Covid-19 cases
A hundred days before Asia hosts the Olympics in Japan, the continent is struggling to battle a resurgence in coronavirus infections.
The rise of new strains of Covid-19, pandemic fatigue, the slow pace of vaccinations and the call by businesses to reopen battered economies are among the reasons for the rebound of the virus in many countries.
April 12, 2021
Nook Pod Wins Best Furniture Solution in Global Coworking Awards
“The Coworky Awards were held on 15th – 18th April in Denver, Colorado, honouring the best of the best in coworking spaces. Nook Pod – a UK designed and made huddle space – won “Best Furniture Solution/Piece”, competing against five other outstanding short-listed workplace designs, including popular Finnish company Framery.”
April 9, 2021
Singapore, US to explore ways to revive air travel amid COVID-19, including vaccination certificates
SINGAPORE: Singapore and the United States will explore ways to revive international air travel safely amid COVID-19, including the use of vaccination certificates.
Singapore’s Transport Minister Ong Ye Kung had an introductory virtual meeting with his US counterpart Pete Buttigieg on Thursday (Apr 8), during which they discussed several issues including recovery from the pandemic and climate change.
April 6, 2021
12 PLANTS TO COMPLEMENT EVERY WORKSPACE STYLE
There is little debate about the benefits of having plants and greenery around us in our daily lives, including in our workspaces. Bringing natural elements indoors can help to improve the happiness and health of workers throughout the work day, whether at home or in an office workspace.