Singapore morning news for March 10

Singapore morning news for March 10

Singapore morning news

STI closes down 6% in worst trading session since 2008 after oil price shock
Singapore shares fell the most in more than 11 years on Monday, leading a broad tumble in Southeast Asian stocks, as fears over the economic impact of the coronavirus epidemic and a crash in oil prices triggered a steep sell-off.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Infected foreigners on short term visits in S’pore will have to pay for their own Covid-19 treatment
It will still waive for Covid-19 testing fees for holders of short-term visit passes.
— Mothership

Singapore reports 10 new COVID-19 cases; 6 linked to SAFRA Jurong cluster, including a 5-year-old
Ten new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in Singapore on Monday (Mar 9), including six linked to the SAFRA Jurong cluster.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

HSA warns public against buying, using 3 health products
The slimming drink Freaky Fitz and pain relievers Shen qi dan bai nian cao yao and Ricalinu may pose serious health risks, as they contain potent medicinal ingredients, HSA said.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Singapore stocks near 4-year low as oil rout, COVID-19 fears send investors ‘dumping everything’
Singapore shares plunged to a near four-year low amid a major sell-off on Monday (Mar 9), mirroring the sea of red across Asian equity markets as investors rushed for the exits after a steep fall in oil prices and escalating concerns about the global spread of COVID-19.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Singapore will continue to accept cruise ships despite higher risk of spread
Singapore will continue to accept ships that are based here, including cruise ships, said the Health Ministry’s director of medical services Kenneth Mak yesterday.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Aviation companies slash prices, waive fees as virus outbreak persists
SINGAPORE’S aviation industry is bracing for the Covid-19 outbreak disruption to persist, with companies in the sector implementing pay cuts and slashing flight prices and change fees.
— The Business Times

New S’pore-made Covid-19 nasal swab test kit detects first imported case at Seletar Airport
An Indonesian man who arrived at Seletar Airport on Saturday, March 7, was the first traveller detected to be infected with the coronavirus using the new Singapore-developed Covid-19 nasal swab test kit.
— Mothership

Costa Fortuna cruise passengers to undergo health checks when disembarking in Singapore
All passengers aboard the Costa Fortuna cruise ship will undergo health checks when they disembark in Singapore on Tuesday (Mar 10), the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) and Singapore Tourism Board (STB) said on Monday.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Duty commander on trial for SCDF ragging death did not consider entering pump well as dangerous
A Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) officer allegedly involved in a 2018 ragging inciden,t in which a full-time national servicemen (NSF) drowned in a 12m-deep pump well, testified that he did not consider getting pushed or thrown in the well as necessarily ragging if it was not done maliciously.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Yishun man is 2nd reported case in S’pore to recover from Covid-19 on his own
He is linked to the Life Church and Missions Cluster, and had attended the gathering at Mei Hwan Drive.
— Mothership

New therapeutic garden at Telok Blangah Hill Park to help visitors de-stress
A new therapeutic garden has opened at Telok Blangah Hill Park, the fifth in a growing network of such gardens created by the National Parks Board (NParks).
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Coronavirus: Certis senior management take pay cut to show solidarity with hard-hit customers
In a move to show solidarity with its customers affected by the coronavirus situation, the senior management team at Certis will have their basic pay cut or frozen from April.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Coronavirus: Grab closes Marina One offices for five days after employee found to be infected
Technology company Grab has shut down its offices in Marina One for cleaning and disinfecting and staff have been asked to work from home till Wednesday (March 11), after an employee was found to be infected with Covid-19.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Founders’ Memorial design picked, building to be part of Marina Bay skyline by 2027
Come 2027, the Marina Bay skyline will be reshaped with the addition of a new building – one with clean lines and a flowing green terrain that leads to an amphitheatre.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

SAFRA Punggol gym disinfected, closed after COVID-19 patient used facility
The SAFRA Punggol gym has closed for thorough cleaning and disinfection after a COVID-19 patient used the facility, SAFRA said on Monday (Mar 9).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Singtel freezing wages of all staff this year, except for operational and support workers
Group chief executive Chua Sock Koong said that the company needed to brace itself for uncertainty because of the coronavirus outbreak and the weak business sentiment.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Singapore pump prices yet to reflect plunge in crude oil rates
The popular 95-octane grade is currently $2.24 a litre across all brands before discount, 4.7 per cent lower than it was in mid-January.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Derivatives trading hits record high in February on Covid-19 concerns: SGX
The Singapore Exchange’s (SGX) derivatives daily average volume (DDAV) hit a record high in February at 1.2 million contracts, according to its latest market statistics report.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

SIA cabin crew to wear face masks on flights as a ‘precautionary measure’ amid COVID-19 concerns
Cabin crew from Singapore Airlines (SIA) have been asked to wear face masks while operating flights, the airlines told CNA on Monday (Mar 9).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

SIA, Emirates waive change fees for March flights amid virus outbreak
AS the Covid-19 virus outbreak upends travel plans to more countries around the world, Singapore Airlines (SIA) and Emirates have said they will waive some fees for changing flight tickets issued in March.
— The Business Times

Commentary: COVID-19 – time for businesses and workers to have the guts to embrace the new normal
Companies should focus on what it would take to build enduring business models and HR practices, while workers should be more open-minded about other forms of work, says PeopleSearch’s Jaime Lim.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Pay cuts may seem right, but don’t overdo it
IN the name of solidarity – and saving costs – amid the Covid-19 outbreak, several Temasek-linked companies have announced wage freezes and bonus cuts for senior management.
— The Business Times

honestbee lays off estimated 70-80% of staff amid pivot to pizza joint
DISTRESSED startup honestbee laid off about the bulk of its 60-odd headcount on Monday evening, The Business Times has learned, with several sources estimating that between 70 per cent to 80 per cent of staff have been affected.
— The Business Times

Homes with maids use more water: Survey
Households with maids use 20 per cent more water than those without, a survey by national water agency PUB has found.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Doctor found guilty of locking ex-girlfriend in room, assaulting her after she refused him sex
A doctor was found guilty on Monday (Mar 9) of locking his then-girlfriend in a room and assaulting her when she refused him sex.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

NUS reminds students to declare travel plans after foreign exchange student expelled
The National University of Singapore (NUS) treats students’ failure to declare travel plans as an offence, to be dealt with in accordance with the NUS Code of Conduct and NUS student disciplinary procedures.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Coronavirus: Music teacher who organised CNY function at Safra Jurong ‘blames herself’
Emcee Yige, who is also a godbrother of the teacher, Ms Liang Fengyi, said: She feels like she hurt her students.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Newton condo’s pool closed for cleaning after otters went there for ‘fish and dips’
In a video circulating online, an otter is seen biting down on a koi fish at the Park [email protected] Nam condo swimming pool as its furry friends gather round it.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Lendlease hires Sam Lee as Singapore-based MD for data centre business
Property giant Lendlease announced on Monday (March 9) the appointment of Sam Lee as its managing director of data centres who will be based in Singapore.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

NUS student arrested for trespassing onto female toilet in campus; 2 ‘suspicious devices’ retrieved by police
A National University of Singapore (NUS) student was arrested on Saturday (Mar 7) morning for trespassing onto a female toilet at a residential college on campus, said an NUS spokesperson.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Class 95 DJs The Muttons offering 20 rolls of toilet paper for every caller on Mar. 10, 8-10am
They said toilet paper is the hottest commodity in the world right now.
— Mothership

S’pore man, 52, & woman, 48 arrested for shopping with another person’s credit card
The police would like to remind everyone that this is a serious offence.
— Mothership

Former trainee doctor admits taking multiple videos of men at urinals
A former trainee doctor admitted on Monday (Mar 9) to taking multiple videos of men urinating in toilets.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Man admits to assaulting wife in front of their children on suspicions of affair
Suspecting that his wife was cheating on him, a flight steward punched, slapped and kicked her in front of their children, ignoring her pleas to stop.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Cabby admits stepping on wrong pedal in crash at Gleneagles Hospital that left 1 dead, 5 injured
A taxi driver accidentally stepped on his accelerator pedal instead of the brake in the driveway of a hospital, causing his cab to surge forward and crash into a car and another taxi.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Huge blaze breaks out in Jurong West warehouse at around 8pm on March 9
A fire broke out in a warehouse in Jurong West at Jalan Besut, on the night of March 9.
— Mothership


Feature photo Justin Chai

This week’s Singapore morning news feature photo focuses on the Hindu Holi festival of colours, March 9-10.


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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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