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Singapore postpones National Day Parade events amid COVID spike

Singapore, on heightened alert due to the recent spike in COVID-19 cases, announced it has postponed its National Day Parade from August 9...

Covid-19

Vaccine certificates required to enter crowded venues in Britain

In a major development, Britain has planned to make vaccine certificates mandatory to enter nightclubs and other large crowded venues in the...

UK

UAE clocks 1,529 fresh COVID cases, two fatalities; carriers extend flight suspensions from Asian, African countries

The UAE reported 1,529 new COVID infections, two deaths and 1,504 recoveries, the Ministry of Health and Prevention said. Air carriers also...

UAE

Boris Johnson urges caution as Britain further eases curbs

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson today announced further relaxations of the Covid-induced restrictions, even as he urged the citizens to...

UK

UK PM, Chancellor to self-isolate after Health Secretary tests COVID positive

United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak will self-isolate as they have come in contact with...

Covid-19

'Chhota Bheem' travels to Singapore courtesy of STB, Voot Kids' tie-up

With travel restrictions in full force due to the pandemic, the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) has joined hands with OTT platform Voot Kids...

Entertainment

Singapore non-profit body Big at Heart launches project to thank COVID frontliners

A Singapore-based non-profit organisation has stepped in with a novel initiative to honour COVID frontline workers with 'gratitude cards'.

Singapore

US COVID curve on the rise again; authorities wary of another surge in cases

The United States COVID 19 curve is surging again after months of decline, with the number of new cases per day doubling over the past three...

Covid-19

Britain eases norms for amber list countries, UAE still on red list

Fully inoculated British residents returning from amber list countries will no longer need to quarantine. However, anyone vaccinated outside...

Covid-19

Global COVID tally breaches 186.7 mn, deaths over 4.02 mn

University's Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) revealed that the current global Covid caseload, death toll and the total...

Covid-19

SMEs to get extended COVID aid in Singapore

Singapore’s small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) will continue to receive support in relation to COVID-19 as part of additional...

SMEs

Over 80 million vaccine jabs administered across UK: Report

More than 80 million covid vaccines have been administered across the UK through the largest and most successful vaccination programme in...

Covid-19

Eight F&B outlets ordered to close, 56 people penalised for flouting COVID norms in Singapore

Eight food and beverage (F&B) outlets were ordered to close, while 13 other outlets and 56 people were fined for violating COVID-19 norms,...

Singapore

Singapore logs 452 suicide cases in 2020, highest since 2012

Singapore has reported at least 452 suicide cases last year, the highest figure since 2012, non-profit suicide prevention centre Samaritans...

Singapore

Singapore PM Lee wears turban, welcomes Sikh community with 'Sat Sri Akal'

Highlighting the multi-cultural nature of the city-state, Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong wore an immaculate white turban at the...

Singapore

Singapore to further ease COVID curbs from July 12

Singapore Ministry of Health has decided to further lift the COVID-induced restrictions from July 12. Five people can participate in social...

Singapore

Etihad, Emirates announce suspension of Saudi Arabia flights

In a bid to curb the spread of COVID-19 strains, the Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways and Dubai's Emirates said that the UAE airlines have...

UAE

UAE gives nod to emergency registration of Moderna's vaccine

UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) has announced the approval of the emergency registration of Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine.

Covid-19

United Arab Emirates restricts citizens' visits to 14 nations

United Arab Emirates has barred its citizens from visiting 14 countries which the authorities had earlier suspended the entry of travellers...

UAE

Singapore PM to deliver National Day Rally speech on August 22

Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong will deliver the National Day Rally 2021 (NDR) speech on August 22 at Mediacorp, the PM's Office...

Singapore

Singapore clocks 16 COVID cases, tally at 62,579

Singapore today reported 16 COVID cases, pushing the tally to 62,579, the Health Ministry said. Of these cases, five were locally...

Covid-19

US Congress passes resolution on COVID relief for India

The US House of Representatives has passed a resolution recognising the devastating impact of COVID-19 in India and calling for urgent...

Covid-19

Singapore begins vaccinations for non-residents from today

Singapore will be opening up vaccination drives for non-residents from June 30, two days earlier than planned, the country’s health...

Covid-19

Engineer among four Covid community infections; lowest since June 11

Singapore's Ministry of Health (MOH) announced that a PUB engineer and a television installer employed by Best Denki were among four fresh...

Covid-19

Benefits of mRNA vaccines outweigh health risks to young men: Singapore COVID committee

Responding to an open letter from a group of doctors, the Singapore government's expert committee on COVID-19 vaccination said the benefits...

Covid-19