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Singapore begins vaccination drive for 50,000 cab, rideshare drivers

Singapore has begun vaccinating its taxi and private hire car (PHC) drivers today, the Land Transport Authority (LTA) announced.


India's new measures for travellers from UK, Brazil and Middle East kick in

According to the guidelines issued by the Centre for international arrivals, from February 23, the passengers will have to submit a...


Additional COVID tests for business travellers in Singapore

Singapore's Multi-Ministry Taskforce noted yesterday that travellers under the Business Travel Pass Scheme (BTP Scheme) are now required to...


Dubai implements new COVID-19 restrictions amid increase in cases

All international tourists as well as UAE residents will have to produce negative RT-PCR tests before being permitted to travel.


India number 3 on list of maximum COVID-19 vaccinations, behind only the US and UK

As per the health ministry over 57 lakh healthcare and frontline workers have been vaccinated against the novel coronavirus.


Singapore introduces additional COVID-19 measures for newly arrived foreign workers

MTF has also decided on mandatory On-Arrival Serology tests for foreign domestic workers and confinement nannies who have recent travel...


Singapore approves Moderna COVID-19 vaccine

As of February 2, more than 175,000 individuals have received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and about 6,000 of them have also...


Davos 2021 in Singapore postponed from May to August because of COVID wave

The World Economic Forum announced yesterday that its annual meeting, which has already been postponed and moved from Switzerland to...


Saudi Arabia bans travellers from 20 countries, including India and the US

The ban will also apply to any passengers who have passed through the 20 countries on the list in the 14 days preceding the implementation...


India fifth in world in terms of COVID vaccinations, states Health Ministry

According to a release by the Health Ministry, India stands fifth in the world after inoculating over 3.7 million people in 15 days.


Singapore to give financial aid to people affected by COVID vaccine

The Singapore Ministry of Health (MOH) has announced it will provide financial aid for those who suffer serious side effects from getting...


Over 113,000 people in Singapore have received first dose of COVID-19 vaccine: MOH​

The first day of COVID-19 vaccination for seniors aged 70 years old and above commenced on January 27 with two pilots at the Ang Mo Kio and...


Singapore, India interested in creating bilateral air bubble for commercial flights: CAAS

Air travel between Singapore and India is currently restricted only to special repatriation flights chartered by the Indian government, said...


US Vice-President Kamala Harris gets second vaccine shot, urges Americans to do the same

United States Vice-President Kamala Harris received the second COVID-19 vaccine dose on camera yesterday.


India faster than US, UK in administering 1 million vaccine shots: Health Ministry

The Union Health Ministry yesterday lauded India's efforts in conducting a successful vaccination drive and said India took only six days to...


US President Biden to reinstate COVID-19 travel restrictions

Last week, President Biden had issued an executive order directing federal agencies to require international air travelers to quarantine...


Singapore government restricts Chinese New Year celebration crowds due to COVID-19

During the upcoming Chinese New Year festivities, each household in Singapore will be allowed to receive up to eight visitors a day as part...


Singapore Airlines offers one-stop COVID-19 testing service to passengers

Some Singapore Airlines (SIA) and SilkAir passengers can now avail of pre-departure COVID-19 testing with the launch of a new one-stop...


As vaccination drive begins at Changi Airport, Singapore Airlines urged to be first in world to vaccinate all staff

A mass exercise to vaccinate 37,000 front-line workers in the aviation and maritime sectors in Singapore began yesterday, paving the way for...


WHO investigative team arrives in Wuhan from Singapore

A team of experts from the World Health Organisation (WHO) arrived in Wuhan today to start a probe into the origins of the coronavirus, even...


Shanmugam, Balakrishnan clarify police use of COVID-19 contact tracing data across Singapore

Sparking concerns of violations of privacy, the Singapore government admitted that contact-tracing data gathered ostensibly for COVID-19...


Passengers travelling from UK to India in January will have to undergo a mandatory RT-PCR COVID test

Passengers will be required to submit self-declaration forms on an online portal at least 72 hours prior to travel and also carry a negative...


WHO praises India’s action and resolve to end COVID-19 pandemic

India is the largest vaccine producer in the world and has come in for praise from Bill Gates as well.


The best time to vaccinate is now, says Minister of Health Gan Kim Yong in Parliament

In a statement at the Parliament on the third update on the Whole-of-government Response To Covid-19, Minister For Health Gan Kim Yong...


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