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CoVid-19 News 2021 Q2

01.04.2021

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.

https://news.yahoo.com/singapore-13-new-covid-19-cases-10-community-073830216.html

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%.

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/low-tax-singapore-cites-trusted-020851871.html

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. 

https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/covid-19-cases-community-cluster-dormitory-moh-may-23-unlinked-14869210

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.

https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/singapore-to-extend-interval-of-covid-19-vaccine-dose-8-weeks-14832648

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.

https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/health/only-2-visitors-per-household-per-day-no-dining-in-allowed-covid-19-rules-in-spore

 

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. 

https://www.todayonline.com/singapore/biontech-covid-vaccine-manufacturing-plant-singapore

 

May 3, 2021

SINGAPORE: Fourteen community cases were among the 39 new COVID-19 infections reported in Singapore as of noon on Sunday (May 2), the Ministry of Health (MOH) said.

https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/covid-19-cases-imported-community-moh-hospital-ttsh-may-2-14731190

April 26, 2021

Hong Kong and Singapore will announce a start to their highly anticipated two-way air travel bubble as soon as Monday, according to people familiar with the matter, after multiple delays.

 

https://www.msn.com/en-sg/news/world/hong-kong-singapore-air-travel-bubble-to-start-on-may-26/ar-BB1g1GCG?li=BBr8Cnr

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.

https://www.straitstimes.com/asia/asia-struggling-amid-resurgence-in-coronavirus-infections-0

 

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.”

Nook Pod Wins Best Furniture Solution in Global Coworking Awards

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.

https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/singapore-us-air-travel-covid-19-certificate-climate-change-14586458

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. 

12 Plants To Complement Every Workspace Style

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