5 S’pore News That You Should Know About That Were Reported Yesterday (13 March 2020)

Let’s face it: in this social media world, exciting and viral news like a cat feeding a baby bear would often appear in your Facebook news feed, while important news like the GDP growth of Singapore this year wouldn’t get the same reach.

It’s understandable since social media platforms would prioritise engaging and viral contents to keep users in their platform.

In order to ensure that you’d still know about important news instead just social news, below are the top five Singapore news that was reported yesterday which you should know, simplified for you in a bite-sized format:

13 New COVID-19 Cases Confirmed

The Ministry of Health (MOH) announced that there were 13 more new COVID-19 cases confirmed in Singapore, bringing our national total number of people affected to 200.

Nine of the cases are imported, and they include two Singaporeans who got infected after attending a mass religious event in Malaysia.

Out of the 200, 97 cases have been deemed to be fully recovered and have been discharged from the hospital, 11 are in critical condition in the intensive care unit, while the rest are in stable condition.

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MOH Advises S’poreans To Revise March School Holiday Travel Plans

MOH advised all Singaporeans who have made travel plans during the upcoming March school holidays that begin on Saturday and end on 22 March to revise their plans due to the worsening of the COVID-19 outbreak.

Singaporeans are also urged to exercise precaution when travelling to countries that have been affected by COVID-19, especially those with exported cases.

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New Electoral Boundaries Announced For Next Singapore General Election

The next general election will see new electoral boundaries, such as the fact that there will be four more MPs in Parliament, and there will no longer be any six-member Group Representation Constituencies (GRCs).

The number of Single-Member Constituencies will grow from 13 to 14, and the number of GRCS will grow from 16 to 17.

Three SMCs, namely Punggol East, Sengkang West, and Fengshan, have been removed and they will be replaced by four new single seats.

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New Measures To Cope With COVID-19

Singapore has announced a total of nine new measures that will be imposed to help cope with the worsening COVID-19 outbreak.

Some of the measures include more travel advisories to Singaporeans against non-essential travel to countries that have been affected by COVID-19, denial of entry or transit through Singapore for all visitors who have travelled to Italy, France, Spain and Germany within the last 14 days starting 11.59pm on Sunday (15 March), as well as a Stay-Home Notice (SHN) being served to all Singaporeans, permanent residents, and long-term pass holders who have been to Italy, France, Spain and Germany in the last 14 days starting 11.59pm on Sunday.

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51YO Married Indian National Jailed After Committing Non-Consensual Sexual Act On 29YO Man

51-year-old Indian national Paruppa Kownder Kulanthai has been sentenced to six years and six weeks’ jail after he pleaded guilty to one count of performing a sexual act without his victim’s consent.

Despite having a wife and daughter back in India, Paruppa who is a construction worker returned back to his dormitory at about 10pm on 7 October 2017 after drinking and noticed his 29-year-old victim sleeping near a staircase landing.

He stroked the man’s groin and proceeded to pull down his trousers to perform oral sex on him. His victim, who is also an Indian national, woke up and upon seeing himself undressed, he punched Paruppa and the latter fled.

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