Singapore morning news for May 8

Singapore morning news for May 8
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Government has taken steps to enhance quality of food and facilities in migrant workers dormitories: S Iswaran
Speaking in a Tamil video message to migrant workers on Tuesday (5 May), Communications and Information Minister S Iswaran assured that the Government has taken steps to enhance the quality of food and facilities in the dormitories, upon acknowledging that the COVID-19 circuit breaker measures have “caused some inconvenience” to the migrant workers community.
— The Online Citizen

MOH preliminarily confirms additional 741 COVID-19 cases, bringing total tally to 20,939
As of Thursday noon (7 May), the Ministry of Health (MOH) has preliminarily confirmed an additional 741 cases of COVID-19 infection in Singapore.
— The Online Citizen

Singapore restarts mask production to secure supply for frontline medical staff
SINGAPORE has restarted local production of medical-grade surgical face masks to ensure supply for its medical workers in the frontline fighting the Covid-19 pandemic, Trade and Industry Minister Chan Chun Sing said on Wednesday.
— The Business Times

Urgent IVF cases allowed to proceed: MOH
The coronavirus pandemic has not only upended many lives but also aborted the plans of some couples to bring new life into the world via in-vitro fertilisation (IVF).
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

2 quarantine order officers who served orders at various dormitories test positive for COVID-19
Two quarantine officers who served orders at various foreign worker dormitories have tested positive for COVID-19, the Ministry of Health (MOH) said on Thursday (May 7).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

COVID-19: Former Nexus International School, Ngee Ann Poly staff apartments to house migrant workers in essential services
Two vacant state properties at Kismis Avenue and Ulu Pandan Road will be used to house healthy foreign workers in essential services amid the COVID-19 outbreak.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Some curbs still needed after Covid-19 circuit breaker ends: Expert
The virus would be able to re-circulate if there were no more distancing measures, setting the stage for another peak in infections, said an expert.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

HOME urges govt to “reduce opacity” regarding decisions on managing COVID-19 outbreak among migrant workers in S’pore
The Government should “reduce opacity” in terms of deciding on and explaining how it manages the COVID-19 outbreak among the migrant worker population in Singapore, said non-governmental organisation Humanitarian Organisation for Migration Economics (HOME) in a statement on Thursday evening (7 May).
— The Online Citizen

COVID-19 situation throws into stark relief what victims of domestic abuse face
The circuit-breaker period may strain domestic relationships further, resulting in various forms of psychological abuse, including verbal insults, belittling, intimidation and threats of suicide.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Govt says ‘No’ to withdrawing own money from CPF to tide over current COVID-19 crisis
Last Friday (1 May), CPF member Mr Dendroff William wrote to ST Forum asking the government to allow CPF members to withdraw $5,000 from their CPF accounts so as to help tide the people over the current COVID-19 crisis.
— The Online Citizen

Little red dot turns blue as iconic landmarks in Singapore light up for #SeeItBlue campaign
The central city was transformed on Thursday (May 7) night when around 30 landmarks such as Marina Bay Sands and the Esplanade were lit up in varying shades of blue as part of the #SeeItBlue movement.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Coronavirus: SPH Reit to give eligible tenants full rental waiver for April and May on top of earlier rebates
SPH Reit will extend more help to tenants in view of the extension of the circuit breaker period to June 1.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Not pests, but sources of information: A mosquito analyst’s work in the fight against dengue
While most see mosquitoes as pests, 28-year-old Janet Ong views the tiny insects as sources of information.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Coronavirus: Mustafa Centre reopens partially a month after being declared a cluster
Customers are flocking back to Mustafa Centre after it was allowed to reopen partially more than a month after being identified as a Covid-19 cluster.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Netizens outraged after pet owners reportedly put their dog to sleep to avoid risking their newborn baby from being bitten
A recent story involving a husband and wife allegedly euthanising their pet dog to prevent the dog from biting their newborn baby has sparked a public outcry on social media.
— The Online Citizen

Bettering migrant workers’ lives calls for whole-of-society effort: Experts
Improving the wages and living conditions of foreign workers in Singapore requires a whole-of-society effort.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

S’poreans’ efforts to help those hit by pandemic encouraging: Speaker
It is a reflection of society’s maturity that Singaporeans are stepping forward to help those affected by the Covid-19 pandemic and the efforts so far have been encouraging, said Speaker of Parliament Tan Chuan-Jin yesterday.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

S’pore researchers develop guide for Type 2 diabetics to fast safely during Ramadan
Fasting during Ramadan is one of the five pillars of Islam and so practised by many Muslims but it can be dangerous for those with Type 2 diabetes.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Fake stay-home notice checkers recruited to harass debtors
Loan sharks have been posting fake job advertisements on online marketplaces and social media to recruit people to harass debtors under the guise of enforcing coronavirus stay-home notices, the police warned yesterday.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

No severe inflammatory symptoms in infected children in Singapore
Covid-19 has infected 57 children – those aged 16 and younger – in Singapore so far.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

SIA share volume soars after adjusting for rights issue
Singapore Airlines (SIA) shares, adjusted for a planned rights issue, rose on heavy trading yesterday on bets that ongoing fund raising will help the carrier survive, as lockdown restrictions ease worldwide.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Commentary: This COVID-19 outbreak, corporate leaders should acknowledge they don’t have all the answers
Leaders can then tap on the collective power of teams to foster engagement and innovation in a world disrupted by the coronavirus, says Karen Leong.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Coronavirus: Task force focusing on systemic shifts arising from crisis
A task force set up to help the country deal with the longer-term impact of the coronavirus pandemic said it will focus on identifying the systemic shifts that will arise from the crisis.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Coronavirus: Singapore Academy of Law to roll out $1.9m aid package for those in legal profession
The Singapore Academy of Law (SAL) will be rolling out support measures to help both individuals in the legal profession and law firms.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

NEA launches new $1.76 million fund to help organisations treat and recycle food waste
The National Environment Agency (NEA) has committed $1.76 million for a new fund that will help alleviate the problem of food wastage here.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Makers community comes together to 3D-print ‘ear savers’ for COVID-19 healthcare workers
Wearing surgical masks for long hours can cause discomfort or even ear abrasion – but this group of Singaporeans is hoping to change that.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Small groups behind enemy lines: How training during COVID-19 actually helps SAF Commandos
But the elite battalion is concerned the ongoing suspension of Basic Military Training could hurt its ability to maintain sufficient numbers.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Tung Lok warns of full-year loss on Covid-19 curbs
Catalist-listed restaurant group Tung Lok expects to report a net loss for its fiscal year ended March 31, 2020.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

DBS launches cashless purchasing card for logistics companies
DBS on Thursday debuted a cashless purchasing card for logistics firms to make payments simpler, more accurate and hassle-free.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

COVID-19 is taking a toll on mental wellness, but this startup wants to provide a Safe Space
Mental wellness startup Safe Space introduced their video conferencing feature about the same time the circuit breaker measure was implemented in Singapore in April, as an effort to tackle the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
— e27

Emerging Stronger Taskforce names 15 business leaders as members
A GOVERNMENT-led task force set up to guide Singapore’s economic growth beyond the pandemic, appointed 15 business leaders as members during its inaugural video conference meeting on Wednesday, where it also defined its areas of focus.
— The Business Times

From housewife to entrepreneur: Mum turns online grocer after husband contracts COVID-19
When her husband contracted COVID-19 and her family was quarantined, Ms May Lim’s world was turned upside down – they lost their only source of income and her husband’s condition soon took a turn for the worse.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Children bored during the COVID-19 circuit breaker? Try these family-friendly online activities
Framed maps, artefacts placed in shining glass cases and a voice guiding you through the display halls.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)



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This week’s Singapore morning news feature photo focuses on World Migratory Bird Day(Eurasian whimbrel), May 9.


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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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