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June 4: Singapore reports lowest daily community case count in more than three weeks

Additionally, there are 6 imported cases, who have already been placed on Stay-Home Notice upon arrival in Singapore.

Covid-19

WHO approves China’s Sinovac vaccine for emergency use

World Health Organization approved Chinese vaccine Sinovac. It is already being used in countries like Chile, Brazil, Indonesia, Mexico,...

Covid-19

Heathrow Airport to reopen closed terminal for travellers from India and other “red list” countries

UK citizens and residents arriving from countries like India, Brazil, Turkey, South Africa, among others are required to serve a supervised...

UK

COVID-19 variants get new names from WHO

World Health Organization (WHO) has decided to name the different variants of the SARS-CoV-2 virus differently instead of ascribing country...

Covid-19

B1617 COVID-19 variant spreading worldwide at 'frightening speed': Experts

According to researchers at the National University of Singapore, the B1617 COVID-19 variant is spreading worldwide at a 'frightening speed'...

Global

NTUC Foodfare at Anchorvale Road closed due to likely “ongoing transmission” of COVID-19: MOH

NTUC Foodfare at 308 Anchorvale Road has been closed to all members of the public starting from 30 May 2021 and will re-open 14 days later,...

Singapore

India extends international flight ban till end of June

Indian Central Government today extended the ban on international commercial flights till June 30, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation...

Global

US intelligence community divided on origin of COVID-19, Biden orders redoubling of efforts to find source

United States intelligence community is split on its theories about the origin of COVID-19. While two agencies believe the virus emerged...

Covid-19

Singapore cancels upcoming Shangri-La Dialogue amid rising COVID cases

Singapore's annual international summit, the Shangri-La Dialogue, which had been scheduled to take place on June 4-5 this year, has been...

Singapore

Singapore extends vaccine dose gap to 6-8 weeks, those aged from 40-44 years old can now start registering for jab

Ministry of Health also announced that the Health Sciences Authority (HSA) has authorised the use of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine...

Singapore

Singapore denies Kejriwal claim of new COVID variant, Indian govt says Delhi CM “does not speak for India”

Kejriwal had tweeted on Tuesday asking the Indian government to stop all flights from Singapore over fears of a new variant in the island...

Singapore

Delhi Chief Minister asks Indian government to stop flights from Singapore over fear of new COVID-19 strain

Singapore has been grappling with an increase in the number of COVID cases with authorities warning that the new virus strains were...

Covid-19

Shangri-La Dialogue still on, says Singapore as WEF cancels upcoming meeting

World Economic Forum announced it had cancelled its annual meeting set to be held in Singapore this August, the city-state said that the...

Singapore

TiE Singapore raises over SGD 3 million through celebrity COVID relief fundraiser 'I Breath for India'

Investor foundation community The Indus Entrepreneurs' (TiE) Singapore chapter today announced it had successfully raised over SGD 3.05...

Past Events

Singapore primary, secondary schools, junior colleges to shift to full home-based learning

Singapore News: The Singapore Ministry of Education announced that all primary, secondary, junior college (JC) and Millennia Institute (MI)...

Singapore

UK pilot and Khalsa Aid volunteer Jaspal Singh honoured by Prime Minister Boris Johnson

UK News: Jaspal Singh was given the Points of Light award for volunteering to fly 200 donated oxygen concentrators to India.

UK

Increased restrictions in Singapore from May 16-June 13 to check COVID-19 spread

Singapore has decided to put in stricter measures in place to check the spread of COVID-19 following an increase in the number of locally...

Singapore

In Pics: Global relief efforts to help India wage its battle against COVID-19

As India battles a massive surge of the coronavirus pandemic that has ravaged the country, it has continuously received help from across the...

Covid-19

DBS announces COVID-19 relief efforts to help India worth INR 10 crore

DBS has tied up with the Singapore High Commission in India and the High Commission of India based in Singapore to import three cryogenic...

Singapore

Singapore PM Lee Hsien Loong condemns racist attack on Indian-origin woman in Singapore

Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong condemned the alleged racist attack on a local woman of Indian descent after reports emerged that...

Singapore

US V-P Kamala Harris to deliver message of solidarity with India in special address

United States' Vice President Kamala Harris will deliver a message of solidarity with the people of India today, as the US partners with the...

USA

Covid-19: Jacqueline Fernandez distribute free meals to the needy in Mumbai

Covid-19

SGD 120,000 and counting: Altruistic couple's drive for COVID relief for India

NRI Stories - As part of an impressive COVID relief effort, Indian expats in Singapore Prantik Mazumdar and Dr Dipti Kamath recently...

Covid-19

Study gathers Singapore residents' views on a host of pandemic-related issues

According to a study by the Institute of Policy Studies (IPS) released yesterday, younger Singaporeans and permanent residents are more...

Singapore