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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.

Bollywood stars who have tested COVID-positive recently

The second wave of the coronavirus has affected several Bollywood actors, including Aamir Khan, Alia Bhatt, Akshay Kumar, Bhumi Pednekar and...

Covid-19

Singapore workers to return to work with staggered work hours, 75 pc capacity

Staggered hours have been the norm at some firms in Singapore, as companies prepare for employees who are currently working from home to...

Covid-19

Amitabh Bachchan gets first COVID jab, tweets “All well”

Amitabh Bachchan contracted the virus in 2020 and spent some time in Mumbai’s Nanavati Hospital before testing negative a few weeks later.

Entertainment

Singapore's COVID safety measures a big part of its human rights report to the UN

Even as the latest safety measures were announced for the Easter weekend and the parliament is set to discuss a digital vaccine passport...

Covid-19

Temasek Foundation to begin distribution of free hand sanitiser in Singapore from April 12

As part of its second #BYOBclean initiative, Temasek Foundation will enable every interested household in Singapore to collect 500ml free,...

Singapore

Vaccine certification next step in plan to restart quarantine-less travel: Singapore

Singapore's Ministry of Transport (MOT) said that developing methods for mutual recognition of COVID-19 vaccination certification with other...

Covid-19

Further easing of COVID-19 measures in Singapore as government warns people to remain vigilant

From April 5, there will be a shift from working-from-home as a default to a more flexible and hybrid way of working.

Singapore

Singapore to extend vaccination to 45-59 age group

As of 23 March, 2021, around 1,109,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered.

Singapore

COVID-19 antibodies' durations vary, may last from days to years post-infection: Study

A recent study found that antibodies against the novel coronavirus wane at different rates, lasting for mere days in some individuals while...

Covid-19

JCube Mall, JEM, Jurong Point amongst malls visited by COVID-19 cases in infectious period: MOH

As of Tuesday, Singapore had reported a total of 60,221 COVID-19 cases.

Covid-19

Singapore man to be charged after allegedly pushing and punching temperature screening officer who asked him to wear a mask

The man was allegedly not wearing a mask while speaking to the screening officer, who advised him to put on a mask before proceeding with...

Singapore

The Orange Ballroom ordered to shut for 20 days for hosting 3 wedding receptions with 275 people

Under the COVID-19 (Temporary Measures) (Control Order) Regulations 2020, a wedding couple is allowed only one wedding reception, involving...

Singapore

West Indies cricketer Chris Gayle thanks PM Narendra Modi for COVID-19 vaccines

Gayle also met with Indian High Commissioner R Masakui at the High Commission on Thursday.

Global

More vaccination centres to be set up in Singapore with roll-out of Moderna vaccine

As of March 15, Singapore has administered more than 792,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.

Singapore

Contactless detection of TraceTogether app and token in select locations with new SafeEntry system

The new SafeEntry Gateway (SEGW), developed by GovTech, enables contactless detection of both App and Token to facilitate seamless check-ins...

Singapore

Five people charged in Singapore for COVID-related offences

One person had allegedly failed to self-isolate while awaiting the result of his COVID-19 test while the remaining four had allegedly gone...

Covid-19

Singapore in discussion with Australia for possible air travel bubble: MFA

Currently, Australia has a one-way travel bubble with New Zealand which allows residents of the latter to visit without quarantine....

Singapore

Singapore Airlines to pilot IATA’s travel pass app

If successful, the pilot will pave the way for the integration of the entire digital health verification process into the SingaporeAir...

Singapore

Singapore extends COVID-19 vaccination to essential services personnel and high risk groups

COVID-19 vaccination for migrant workers will start with 10,000 workers who have never been infected by COVID-19 and are living in the five...

Covid-19

Singapore: COVID-19 vaccination for 60-69 year age group brought forward

MOH said that as of March 7, they have administered more than 596,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine with about 379,000 individuals having...

Covid-19

PM Modi takes COVID vaccine, says the country should work together to be COVID-free

PM Modi took the India-made Covaxin vaccine at Delhi's AIIMS hospital, urging those eligible to take the vaccine.

Covid-19

Singapore Police investigating 88 people for flouting COVID-19 rules in two separate incidents

The Singapore Police Force is investigating 62 men and 26 women, aged between 17 and 56, for alleged non-compliance with safe distancing...

Singapore

Dubai implements new COVID-19 restrictions amid increase in cases

All international tourists as well as UAE residents will have to produce negative RT-PCR tests before being permitted to travel.

UAE

India number 3 on list of maximum COVID-19 vaccinations, behind only the US and UK

As per the health ministry over 57 lakh healthcare and frontline workers have been vaccinated against the novel coronavirus.

Covid-19

Singapore introduces additional COVID-19 measures for newly arrived foreign workers

MTF has also decided on mandatory On-Arrival Serology tests for foreign domestic workers and confinement nannies who have recent travel...

Singapore