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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 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.

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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...

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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

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.

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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)...

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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

Adoption of TraceTogether in Singapore crosses 70%

As at December 21, the percentage of Singapore residents using the TraceTogether (TT) mobile app or physical token has surpassed the 70 per...

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Singapore to bar visitors with recent travel history to UK from 23:59 pm on December 23

From 11.59pm on December 23 till further notice, all long-term pass holders and short-term visitors with recent travel history to the UK...

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NUS researchers develop foldable tent for safe dental care during pandemic

As dentists are at a high risk of exposure to COVID-19, and other critical infectious diseases, researchers from NUS have invented a...

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First COVID-19 vaccine shipment arrives in Singapore

The first COVID-19 vaccine shipment arrived in Singapore from Brussels on a Singapore Airlines (SIA) cargo plane on Monday, December 21,...

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French President Emmanuel Macron tests positive for COVID-19

The president will now self isolate for seven days, in compliance with France’s national regulations.

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WHO’s special Christmas message for kids: Santa is immune to coronavirus!

WHO Technical Head Dr Maria Van Kerkhove addressed children’s concerns regarding the novel coronavirus impacting Santa Clause’s health.

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Singapore and Vietnam working to finalise green lane travel arrangement by early 2021

The two countries are also looking to reinstate regular commercial return flights.

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COVID-19 vaccine free for all Singaporeans and long-term residents: PM Lee

Singapore is making COVID-19 vaccinations free for all citizens and long-term residents currently residing in the country.

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Phase 3 of reopening to begin Dec 28, up to groups of 8 may gather

Capacity limits in public places such as malls and attractions, and at places of worship will be eased.

Singapore

Google extends work from home arrangement for employees till September 2021

Google employees were initially slated to return to offices by July next year.

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NUS researchers derive optimal drug combination against COVID-19 using AI

NUS researchers found that the optimal drug therapy was a combination of the drugs remdesivir, ritonavir, and lopinavir at specific doses.

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Lee Hsien Loong's address on COVID-19 tops YouTube trending list in Singapore

During the COVID-19 pandemic, YouTube watchtime in Singapore grew by over 30 per cent over the last year – reaching over four million...

Singapore

UK to start vaccinating people against COVID-19 after approving Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for use

Britain's vaccine committee will decide how to prioritise the vaccine distribution.

UK

Inbound foreign visitors to Singapore can now buy travel insurance coverage for COVID-19 related costs

Premiums for these insurance plans start from SGD5.35 and can be purchased directly from the insurers through their respective websites.

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British PM Boris Johnson says he is in good health after being exposed to COVID+ person

Johnson reportedly met a group of MPs at Downing Street on Thursday, one of whom subsequently tested positive for COVID-19.

UK

“Vaccine on its own will not end pandemic”, says WHO chief

Coronavirus infections have gone past 54 million globally and claimed more than 1.3 million lives.

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Singapore appoints Expert Committee to make recommendations on COVID-19 vaccination strategy

The Expert Committee will leverage scientific and clinical expertise to assess vaccine candidates, and recommend the appropriate vaccines...

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