Singapore morning news for June 11

Singapore morning news for June 11

Singapore morning news

Ebola drug remdesivir conditionally approved for COVID-19 treatment in Singapore
Antiviral drug remdesivir has been granted conditional approval to be administered to COVID-19 patients in Singapore who are severely ill, the Health Sciences Authority (HSA) said on Wednesday (Jun 10).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Graph shows how Singapore conducts far less tests per confirmed COVID-19 case than other countries
According to data collated by statistics site Our World in Data, Singapore has conducted an average of 7.6 tests for each confirmed case since the COVID-19 outbreak started.
— The Online Citizen

Coronavirus: 5,500 foreign workers from 40 dorms get nod to resume work
Some 5,500 migrant workers from 40 dormitories here were cleared to resume work from Tuesday, following the completion of necessary preparations.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Singapore reports 451 new COVID-19 infections, 7 cases in the community
Singapore reported 451 new COVID-19 infections as of noon on Wednesday (Jun 10), including seven cases in the community.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Singapore new private home sales surged 75% in May over April’s low despite circuit breaker: Knight Frank
New private home sales in May went up 81.3 per cent over April, even as Singapore entered the second month of its Covid-19 circuit breaker period.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

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Spike in dengue cases: Why Singapore may see worst outbreak in years
A confluence of warm and rainy weather, a shift in the dominant dengue strain and the circuit breaker could have resulted in a surge in dengue cases in recent months, an expert has said.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

New dorms coming up to house migrant workers
Work on a new Quick Build Dormitory (QBD) was in full swing at an empty plot of land next to Choa Chu Kang Avenue 7 yesterday.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

People’s rights infringed: Petition created to reject the use of wearable contact tracing device
After reporting that the TraceTogether mobile application could not work well on certain mobile operating systems, Minister-in-charge of the Smart Nation Initiative Vivian Balakrishnan revealed in Parliament that the Government is developing a “wearable and portable” device for contact tracing.
— The Online Citizen

58 fines issued to businesses and individuals during first week of post-circuit breaker Phase 1
In the first week of Singapore’s Phase 1 reopening following the end of the circuit breaker period, a total of 58 fines were issued to businesses and individuals due to breaching of safe distancing measures.
— The Online Citizen

Make job creation for people with disabilities a national issue: President Halimah
Jobs for people with disabilities should be planned at the national level, President Halimah Yacob said on Wednesday (June 10).
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Returning S’porean charged for breaching stay-home notice by leaving designated hotel — but netizens highlight authorities’ possible monitoring lapse
A Singaporean was charged under the Infectious Diseases (COVID-19 – Stay Orders) Regulations 2020 after reportedly breaching her Stay-Home Notice (SHN) notice by leaving her designated facility during the stipulated period.
— The Online Citizen

Woman who allegedly spat at KFC employee charged in court
A woman who allegedly pulled down her mask and spat at an employee at a KFC outlet was charged in court on Wednesday (June 10).
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Coronavirus: Table shields could be used when dining at eateries is allowed
Acrylic table shields might be a regular sight at food and beverage (F&B) establishments when dining in is allowed again during phase two of the post-circuit breaker reopening.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

COVID-19: New migrant worker dorms step in the right direction, say support groups – but could more be done?
The decision to build new migrant worker dormitories to reduce the current living densities following the spread of COVID-19 at these facilities is a step in the right direction, said various groups focusing on migrant workers’ welfare.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Situation for female family caregivers has grown more dire during COVID-19, according to survey by SAWA
Family caregivers in Singapore shoulder a heavier care burden amid the COVID-19 pandemic, while their incomes decrease and out-of pocket expenditures rise.
— The Online Citizen

Over 19,000 traineeships in 2,800 companies available for graduates
About 2,800 companies have stepped up to offer over 19,000 traineeships for new graduates, as part of initiatives to help them enter the workforce.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Singapore fintechs, financial institutions tap govt support to digitally pivot, keep hiring
SOME 167 fintech firms and financial institutions have signed up for digitalisation grants, two months after the government rolled out a S$125 million support package for the industry.
— The Business Times

Central bank’s training subsidy amid pandemic benefited some 4,700 trainees in two months
About 4,700 trainees have received subsidies to upgrade their skills amid the pandemic downturn.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

PSP’s Leong Mun Wai demands “more concrete ideas” by ministers in dealing with COVID-19 pandemic
Progress Singapore Party’s (PSP) Assistant Secretary-General Leong Mun Wai took to his Facebook today (10 June) to call for “more concrete ideas” by ministers when it comes to dealing with the current COVID-19 pandemic.
— The Online Citizen

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COVID-19: Koufu to test ‘table shields’ for safe dining at Thomson Plaza food court
Tables at Koufu food court at Thomson Plaza will soon have shields installed on them, as part of a trial to create a safe way for people to dine in at eateries during Phase 2 of Singapore’s post-circuit breaker period.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Bank of Singapore hires RBS strategist as chief economist
Bank of Singapore, the private banking arm of OCBC, on Wednesday (June 10) said it has appointed Mansoor Mohi-uddin as its chief economist, pending regulatory approval.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

WP calls for volunteers to assist in preparation of next GE
The Workers’ Party (WP) is calling on members of the public to sign up as volunteers in preparation of the next General Election (GE), which may be held as early as next month.
— The Online Citizen

Major gaming festival in S’pore postponed till next year
Gaming fans excited about a major gaming festival due to take place for the first time here in October will have to hit the pause button as it has been postponed due to concerns over the Covid-19 pandemic.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Commentary: The systematic testing Singapore needs to ditch circuit breakers for good
A system of testing may be expensive but will be less costly than if circuit breakers have to be slapped on again, say NUS Business School’s Neo Kok Beng and Jia Zhunan.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Urban plans, business practices will have to change: Lawrence Wong
WITH Covid-19 transforming the way people live and work, Singapore’s urban plans and building designs will need to change, and companies will have to find new, safer ways to deliver products and services, Minister for National Development Lawrence Wong has said.
— The Business Times

Performers eye return to the stage, say digital arts content not sustainable in the long run
While there has been a greater push for the arts to move online amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the digitalisation of performances and other material may not be sustainable in the long term, said members of the arts community.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

UBS commits to creating 300 jobs under new 18-month training scheme to build financial services skills
About 300 jobs for local fresh graduates and mid-career workerswill be created in UBS over the next 18 months in a move to support job seekers during the coronavirus pandemic, the Swiss bank said on Wednesday (June 10).
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Lawyer fined for falsely certifying property documents in S$2.3m housing loan cashback scam
A conveyancing lawyer linked to a housing loan cashback scam where property buyers artificially inflated sales prices to get more bank loans was fined for his role on Wednesday (Jun 10).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Man to be charged for inciting PMD users to attack anyone they see at Punggol Park, say police
A 35-year-old Singaporean man will be charged in court on Thursday (June 11) for inciting personal mobility device (PMD) users to gather at Punggol Park and attack anyone they see, the police said on Wednesday.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Three people charged with committing crimes during circuit breaker; another with flouting stay-home notice
Three of the four people charged with Covid-19-related offences on Wednesday (June 10) allegedly left their homes and committed crimes during the circuit breaker period.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Doctor originally accused of rape is acquitted of all charges after Court of Appeal overturns convictions
A doctor accused of raping a patient five years ago in his Bedok clinic was acquitted of all charges against him on Wednesday (Jun 10), after the Court of Appeal agreed with the defence that convicting the man on sexual assault when he was tried for rape is highly prejudicial.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Singapore Poly to combine 8 media, arts and design programmes into 1 multidisciplinary diploma
Students who want to study media, arts and design at Singapore Polytechnic (SP) will be able to try out different specialisations before deciding on one, a process which was previously not possible.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Mother and son being investigated for using racial slurs on Instagram
A Singaporean woman and her son are under investigation for using racial slurs and vulgarities on Instagram with the intent to wound the racial feelings of others, the police said on Wednesday (June 10).
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Singapore Poly probes student accused of rape over Twitter
Same student previously suspended over ‘unrelated’ incident, SP says.
— Coconuts Singapore

Woman who provided sexual services among 5 people sentenced over coronavirus-related offences
A beauty salon owner breached circuit breaker measures to provide massage and sexual services amid the Covid-19 outbreak.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Jail for man who smashed neighbours’ windows after thinking they smoked during circuit breaker period
Angered by what he thought was cigarette smoke wafting from his neighbours’ flats, a man smashed their windows with a golf club, causing a woman to be cut by a glass shard.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)



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Justhine De Guzman Uy completed a Bachelor of Arts Major in Mass Communication at New Era University, Quezon City, the Philippines in 2016

After graduation she worked at the Philippine Broadcasting Service performing transcription and business news writing, before moving to Eagle Broadcasting Corporation where she worked as a news editor, translator and production assistant.

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