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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...

USA

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

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...

Corporate

Indian-American man arrested after living undetected in Chicago airport for three months

A 36-year-old Indian-origin man was arrested in the Chicago airport where he had been living undetected for the past three months reportedly...

USA

Annual Shangri-La Dialogue will take place this year, Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen says at Sherpa Meeting

Annual Shangri-La Dialogue, Singapore will take place this year, Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen says at Sherpa Meeting - a prelude to the...

Singapore

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...

Singapore

Travelling to Singapore? COVID-19 tests are now mandatory upon arrival

Additionally, starting January 18, all returning Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents from the United Kingdom and South Africa will be...

Singapore

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...

Covid-19

Indian-American Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal tests positive for COVID-19 after Capitol lockdown

Indian-American Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal announced today that she has tested positive for coronavirus after being locked down in a...

Covid-19

Singapore's Ministry of Home Affairs starts vaccination exercise for Home Team’s frontline healthcare officers

Singapore's Ministry of Home Affairs starts vaccination exercise for Home Team’s frontline healthcare officers

Singapore

PM Lee Hsien Loong gets first vaccine shot as government announces rollout plan

Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong received his first shot of a COVID-19 vaccine today and urged others to take the jabs in a country...

Covid-19

Additional 7-day testing regime at designated facility for newly arrived foreign workers after 14-day SHN

Newly arriving foreign workers in Singapore to complete additional 7-day testing regime after 14-Day Stay-Home Notice

Singapore

Indian restaurant in Florida receives USD 2020 tip, social media post goes viral

The restaurant shared a photo of the invoice of the tip which showed the order total to be USD 269.51 plus a tip of USD 2020.

Food

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...

Covid-19

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.

Covid-19

UK PM Boris Johnson announces new lockdown amid surging coronavirus deaths

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson yesterday night ordered a new national lockdown to try to slow a surge in COVID-19 cases that threatens...

Covid-19

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...

Singapore

Bollywood actor Sonu Sood releases autobiography on his COVID-19 migrant worker rescue missions

Bollywood actor Sonu Sood has written a book recounting his experience of helping migrant workers during the Covid lockdown.

Entertainment

South Asia handled pandemic well, states US-Indian joint study

A transcontinental study found that the South Asian region has done well in mounting an appropriate response and has shown a notably lower...

Covid-19

Singapore commits another SGD84 million to support aviation sector

CAAS will help at-risk and under-employed aviation workers to enhance their employability and acquire skills to move to other jobs within...

Singapore

Kamala Harris to get COVID-19 vaccine shot

United States Vice President-elect Kamala Harris and her husband Doug Emhoff will receive the COVID-19 vaccine today in Washington DC, the...

USA

Singapore Airlines trials digital verification of COVID-19 test results and vaccine data

The initiative is the first in the world to be based on the International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) Travel Pass framework.

Covid-19

Indian economy set to overtake UK by 2025, become world's third largest by 2030: Report

India, despite being one of the worst affected countries due to coronavirus, will become the world's fifth-largest economy by 2025 and the...

Global

Singapore to start vaccinating healthcare workers on Dec 30

Singapore will begin administering COVID-19 vaccines to healthcare workers progressively from December 30, Ministry of Health (MOH)...

Covid-19

Sikh charities in the UK provide food to truckers stranded at France border

France is one of over 50 countries, including India and Singapore, that has banned travellers from the UK after the discovery of a new, and...

UK