Singapore morning news for May 22

Singapore morning news for May 22

Singapore morning news

Residents can collect improved reusable masks during three-week exercise, starting May 26
Singapore residents can collect improved reusable masks from next Tuesday (May 26), in a third mask distribution exercise that will span three weeks.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Singapore reports highest number of new COVID-19 cases among citizens or PRs in more than 3 weeks
Four residents at Orange Valley nursing home, a family linked to a foreign worker dormitory cluster and three pre-school staff members are among the new Singaporean COVID-19 cases on Thursday.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Going back to school not optional; safety measures will be in place
Attending school will not be optional, and students will have to return to school according to their assigned schedules from June 2.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

CB rollback begins soon, but Singapore economy faces long road to recovery
SINGAPORE is still on track for its worst recession on record, private economists said on Wednesday, after plans were unveiled to exit a two-month quasi-lockdown on June 2.
— The Business Times

6 in 10 people in Singapore have received fake COVID-19 news, likely on social media: Survey
While trust in official media sources remains high in Singapore, six in 10 of the participants in a local study have received fake news about COVID-19 on social media.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

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Several initiatives organised to help Muslims fulfil Hari Raya obligations during circuit breaker period
There will be several initiatives this year to help Muslims fulfil their religious obligations during Hari Raya Aidilfitri, including a live takbir broadcast on social media platforms – a first for Singapore.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Safety measures as crucial as attractive fares, perks for air travel to rebound
WITH the road to recovery set to be a long one for air travel, airlines may have to dangle attractive fares to entice passengers back to the skies once they start adding capacity back into the market.
— The Business Times

No televised prayer calls on Hari Raya as religious content not allowed on free-to-air TV, MCI announces additional programming
The communal prayer calls for Hari Raya Aidilfitri and the special sermon on Sunday will not be broadcast on television because no religious content can be shown on free-to-air channels, the authorities said on Thursday (May 21).
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Commentary: New Singapore Government measures must be more targeted than previous three Budgets
While new fiscal stimulus is needed to save jobs and businesses in Singapore, focus must also be on building longer-term resilience, says OCBC economist Selena Ling.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Coronavirus: Perennial, Shun Tak donate 5 million masks to vulnerable groups in Singapore
Perennial Real Estate Holdings has teamed up with Hong Kong-based Shun Tak Holdings to donate five million surgical masks to the National Council of Social Service (NCSS) in an effort to support vulnerable groups during the Covid-19 outbreak.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

NUS researchers discover creatures, some possibly new, in depths of Pacific Ocean
On Feb 14, a team of nine researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) embarked on an expedition to explore an understudied area in the world’s largest ocean.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Police deploy autonomous robots in dormitory to patrol, ensure safe distancing
Autonomous police robots have been deployed at a foreign worker dormitory in the eastern part of Singapore to patrol the premises and ensure residents there abide by safe distancing rules.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Domestic helpers should stay at home during Phase 1 of Singapore’s reopening: MOM
Foreign domestic workers are urged to stay at home, even on their days off, in the first phase of Singapore’s reopening, as circuit breaker measures to stem the spread of COVID-19 are progressively lifted from Jun 2, the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) said on Thursday (May 21).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Wage subsidies from Jobs Support Scheme will be used to create new jobs: Singapore banks
Local banks in Singapore are using the wage subsidies from the Jobs Support Scheme (JSS) to create new jobs during the COVID-19 pandemic, they told CNA on Thursday (May 21) .
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

More young offenders being put on probation on rise in arrests, court orders
More young people who run foul of the law are being placed on probation, a rise due partly to the increase in number of such arrests.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

‘Like a mediator’: From spot checks to investigating breaches, here’s how ICA officers enforce stay-home notices
While on house visits, Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) investigation officer Ganesh Reddi Gurusamy has been berated, asked to retrieve letters from the mailbox and stepped in to solve technical difficulties.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Businesses call for fair tenancy law to solve ‘growing’ imbalance in landlord-tenant relationship amid COVID-19 outbreak
Five business groups in Singapore have banded together to call for landlord-tenant legislation to be adopted to address a “growing imbalance” of power that has brewed years of unfair leasing practices.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

No graduation parade for SAF specialist cadets, but loved ones affix new ranks for cadets at home
Graduation parades have long been a prized feature of the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) but Third Sergeant (3SG) Maisarah Abdul Raof and her squad-mates had a low-key version instead due to the pandemic.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

‘I am ok now’: Bangladeshi worker whose wife gave birth while he was critically ill with COVID-19 to be moved to community hospital
Bangladeshi worker Raju Sarker, who was critically ill with COVID-19 in Singapore, will soon be moved to a community hospital.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

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Members who resigned, were expelled ‘no big deal’ for Progress Singapore Party: Tan Cheng Bock
Progress Singapore Party (PSP) secretary-general Tan Cheng Bock on Thursday (May 21) addressed recent reports of members who had resigned or were expelled, saying that their departures were no big deal to the one-year-old opposition party.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Man apologises for false corruption claims against Josephine Teo, husband over Covid-19 care facilities
One of two men who made false corruption allegations against Manpower Minister Josephine Teo and her husband has apologised and taken down the offending post after legal letters were issued to them.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Citi Singapore returns COVID-19 Jobs Support Scheme payouts
Citi Singapore has returned payouts under the Jobs Support Scheme (JSS) and will decline future payments from the Government under the scheme.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Grass cutting prioritised for some areas for public health and safety, says NParks
NParks will look into scaling up landscape-related operations in a phased manner, in line with the gradual easing of circuit breaker measures.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Singapore, Indonesia dominated VC fundraising market in Jan-March quarter: Report
Southeast Asia-focused venture capital funds accumulated US$1.3 billion in additional dry powder in the first three months of 2020, according to a DealStreetAsia report.
— e27

Coronavirus: Pawnbrokers baffled by uptick in gold redemption during circuit breaker
More people going to pawnshops during the circuit breaker period are redeeming their gold jewellery than pawning their items for cash.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Is asking for a waiver of childcare fees reasonable in this circuit breaker?
When news of childcare centre closures first broke, many parents were supportive of the move as they were worried of their child getting infected by Covid-19, or passing the virus on to more vulnerable family members.
— The Pride

SPH integrates student housing operations, rebrands certain assets
Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) is speeding up the process of integrating its purpose-built student-accommodation operations and rebranding certain high-quality assets in preparation for the reopening of universities in Britain.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Marriage certificates sent by courier and no tea ceremonies: First group of couples get married virtually during circuit breaker
Ms Lim Ding Yi had a professional make-up artist and a beautiful bridal gown arranged for her wedding, which was to be held at a hotel in May with about 300 guests.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Wanted: Photos and videos on Covid-19 pandemic for National Museum and NLB records
People and organisations can from Friday (May 22) send in videos, photographs and journal entries that capture their lives during the Covid-19 pandemic, as part of the country’s efforts to archive the everyday impact of the coronavirus on society.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

The Singaporeans helping to save the F&B industry, one online order at a time
How Jonathan Lim and Alan Goh’s Oddle platform has given many F&B businesses a new lease of hope in this pandemic.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

26-year-old man arrested over theft of female underwear in Pasir Ris
A 26-year-old man was arrested on Wednesday (May 20) after several items of female underwear were reported stolen from outside a home in Pasir Ris, the police said in a news release on Thursday.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Nearly two years’ jail for man who, while out on bail for assault, ganged up with others to attack two men
While out on bail for assault, a man ganged up with others to attack two men over a staring incident.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Boy injured by concrete that fell from ceiling of 45-year-old flat, HDB to carry out repairs
HDB said that it has helped the family to clear the debris from the spalling concrete, and will be carrying out repair works in the flat on Friday.
— Straits Times (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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