5 S’pore News That You Should Know About That Were Reported Yesterday (15 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:

14 New Confirmed COVID-19 Cases

The Ministry of Health (MOH) announced that there were 14 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, bringing our national total number of people infected to 226.

This is the highest number of people infected in a day to be reported, and out of the 14 cases, nine are imported.

13 out of 226 cases are currently in critical condition in the intensive care unit while 105 cases have fully recovered and been discharged from the hospital.

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SIA Waives Rebooking Fees For Tickets Issued On Or Before 15 March

Singapore Airlines (SIA) has announced that rebooking fees for tickets issued on or before Sunday for travel until 31 May will be waived, but do take note that there may be a fare difference in the new bookings.

This means that you can cancel your existing flights and rebook your flight at a later date, though the trips have to be completed by 31 March 2021.

SIA will also waive change fees for all new SIA and SilkAir flights issued from Sunday to 31 March.

For more info, tap here.

17YO & 18YO Arrested For Face Mask & USS Tickets Scam

Two teenagers, a 17-year-old and an 18-year-old, have been arrested after allegedly scamming victims of more than $9,800 for face masks and Universal Studios Singapore (USS) tickets on the online marketplace Carousell.

Many people reported the pair between January and February, and it is believed that they are both involved in at least 50 e-commerce scams.

After having paid in advance via bank transfer, the customers could no longer contact the sellers.

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5 S’porean COVID-19 Patients Visited 10 Mosques After Attending Religious Event In KL

After returning from a religious event at a mosque on the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur, five Singaporeans tested positive for COVID-19.

However, before they knew their results, they had visited 10 mosques in Singapore during their infectious period.

They visited Masjid Al-Iman, Masjid Al-Muttaqin, Masjid Hajjah Fatimah, Masjid Hajah Rahimabi Kebun Limau, Masjid Kassim, Masjid Petempatan Melayu Sembawang, Masjid Sultan, Masjid Al-Mawaddah, Masjid Jamae (Chulia) and Masjid Al-Istiqamah between 3 and 11 March.

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MOE Asks All Students Overseas On Exchange & Internship Programmes To Return

With the worsening of the COVID-19 outbreak, the Ministry of Education(MOE) has asked all students on official overseas placements, including exchange and internship programmes, to return to Singapore as quickly as possible.

MOE and the institutes of higher learning (IHLs) will be suspending all official overseas placements until the end of July.

MOE also assured that the IHLs will assist the affected students by providing alternative learning arrangements and that the students’ graduation will not be delayed.

For more info, tap here.

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