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Coronaviruses (CoV) are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV). A novel coronavirus (nCoV) is a new strain that has not been previously identified in humans.

Indian government announces easing of certain visa, travel restrictions for OCI card holders

On March 18 the government had suspended the visa-free entry facility granted to OCI card holders due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Covid-19

What’s allowed and what’s not for Singapore seniors once circuit breaker ends

As this group of people fall into the high risk category, they have been advised to continue to take extra precautions even after the...

Covid-19

614 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore on May 22 as total infections cross 30,000

The vast majority of the new cases are Work Permit holders residing in foreign worker dormitories and four are Singaporeans/ Permanent...

Covid-19

What you need to know about Singapore's 3 post-circuit breaker phases

Singapore's Multi-Ministry Taskforce on COVID-19 announced on May 19 a three-phased approach to resuming economic and social activities...

Covid-19

13 Singaporeans/Permanent Residents among 448 new COVID-19 cases on May 21

Of the new cases, the vast majority are work permit holders residing in foreign worker dormitories.

Covid-19

Travellers can transit through Changi Airport from June 2

Singapore will be allowing travelers to transit through Changi Airport with effect from June 2.

Singapore

ComfortDelgro taxis fitted with plastic shields to protect drivers

New plastic shields will be installed in 400 ComfortDelGro taxis to minimise contact between the drivers and their passengers and hopefully...

Covid-19

Apple and Google jointly launch new tool to improve contact tracing apps

Apple and Google have joined hands to launch a new tool that will enable apps created by public health agencies to work more accurately,...

Covid-19

570 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore on May 20, total infections cross 29,000

The vast majority of the new cases are Work Permit holders residing in foreign worker dormitories and two cases are Singaporeans/ Permanent...

Covid-19

NDP2020 to go virtual, fireworks across 10 locations in Singapore

In view of the COVID-19 pandemic this year, NDP2020 will be going virtual, with a slew of activities in store to bring the celebrations to...

Singapore

Bandwidth web concert to raise funds for behind the scene heroes hit by COVID-19 measures

Singapore-based band Bandwidth is putting in the heart-work for individuals in the live entertainment sector who have been severely impacted...

Covid-19

Singapore to exit circuit breaker in phases from June 1

Critical sectors and businesses that operate in settings with lower transmission risks will be allowed to reopen in the first phase, which...

Covid-19

Singapore reports 451 new COVID-19 cases on May 19

Of the new cases, the vast majority are Work Permit holders residing in foreign worker dormitories and one case is a Singaporean/ Permanent...

Covid-19

Singapore based director-writer duo Shalaka Ranadive and Tanuj Khosla team-up to bring Cheers

Cheers is a product of the coronavirus lockdown and has been shot entirely remotely with the actors not stepping out of their homes and...

Entertainment

DBS enables over 800 merchants on e-Bazaar platform to get paid instantly

DBS is stepping up to allow more than 800 merchants on e-Bazaar platform, BazaarRia, to get paid instantly.

SMEs

Stop use of saliva to shine ball, recommends ICC Cricket Committee

These recommendations by the Cricket Committee will be presented to the ICC Chief Executives’ Committee in early June for approval.

Cricket

Coronavirus, bubble tea, government funds: Singapore's top Google searches in April

Queries “how to make bubble tea” and “how to make tapioca pearls” spiked more than 5000 percent and the searches for “Tapioca...

Covid-19

10-year-old Indian-origin girl scout honoured by Trump for donations to COVID-19 frontline workers

The honour for Sravya Annappareddy, a Telugu girl born in the US, drew praise from Indian Vice-President Venkaiah Naidu as well.

Covid-19

Hero is what Hero does: Salman Khan to Indians in UAE

Bollywood actor Salman Khan conveyed a special message to the Indian diaspora in the UAE, as the country continues its battle against...

UAE

305 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore on May 18, lower number due to fewer tests processed at a laboratory

Of the new cases, the vast majority are Work Permit holders residing in foreign worker dormitories and two are Singaporeans/ Permanent...

Covid-19

160 hours of Tamil titles by Mediacorp now available on ZEE5

Under the deal, three of Mediacorp’s drama series, which were originally aired on its Tamil-language channel Vasantham and digital...

Entertainment

Over 140,000 employers to receive wage support totalling SGD4 billion from May 28

Wage support totaling SGD4 billion will be disbursed from May 28 as part of the enhanced Jobs Support Scheme (JSS), benefiting over 140,000...

Covid-19

682 new COVID-19 cases on May 17, 998 discharged

Singapore reported an additional 682 cases of COVID-19 infection as of 12pm on Sunday, May 17, bringing the national tally to 28,038.

Covid-19

Muis urges "safe and responsible" Hari Raya, defers Haj 2020 plans

Islamic Religious Council of Singapore (Muis) has urged the Malay/Muslim community to celebrate Hari Raya, which falls on May 24, "safely...

Singapore

COVID-19 cases approach 27,000 in Singapore as 793 fresh infections are reported on May 15

The vast majority of the new cases are work permit holders residing in foreign worker dormitories and just one case is a...

Covid-19