5 S’pore News That You Should Know About That Were Reported Yesterday (20 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:

40 New Confirmed COVID-19 Cases; 30 Imported

The Ministry of Health (MOH) announced that there were 40 more newly confirmed COVID-19 cases, bringing our national total number of people infected up to 385.

30 of the newly confirmed cases are imported, while the remaining 10 were locally transmitted, with seven linked to previous cases and three currently unlinked.

For more info, tap here.

Businesses Impose Measures For Patrons To Practise Social Distancing

After MOH announced that public venues should keep patrons at least 1m apart, businesses like restaurant owners and retailers have imposed measures to ensure this.

Retail shops were advised to use floor markers and clear signages to show where customers should queue for fitting rooms and the cashier, and were suggested to limit the number of people inside the store at one time.

Restaurant owners were advised to take down customers’ details and call them when a table is ready for them instead of having them queue outside the restaurant.

For more info, tap here.

51YO Man Allegedly Scams Woman Of More Than $92,500; Arrested 

A 51-year-old man has been arrested after he was caught allegedly cheating a woman of more than $92,500 in cash and jewellery in an investment scam.

He is believed to be involved in two other cases of scam, and $13,500 was confiscated from him when he was arrested.

He will be charged on Saturday and if he is found guilty of cheating, he can be subjected to a jail term of up to 10 years and a fine.

For more info, tap here.

36YO Man Who Stomped On Then Wife’s Head Jailed For 1 Year

A 36-year-old self-employed man who stomped on his then wife’s head in front of their two young children at Pending LRT station back in 2018 has been sentenced to one year in jail.

As a result of his stomping, the 35-year-old woman suffered facial fractures and only when passers-by stepped in to help her did he stop the abuse.

They have since gotten a divorce.

For more info, tap here.

MOM: Firms Should Impose LOA On Employees Who Returned From Overseas Between 14 & 20 Mar

The Ministry of Manpower (MOM) has asked companies to impose a leave of absence (LOA) on employees who returned from overseas between 14 and 20 March.

Companies who impose the LOA will be able to claim daily financial support through a programme by MOM during this COVID-19 outbreak period.

Those who are self-employed and who have to put themselves on LOA will also be eligible for daily financial support.

However, those who have had to work remotely during the LOA period or use their own leave to cover the LOA will not be eligible for the support programme.

For more info, tap here.

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