5 S’pore News That You Should Know About That Were Reported Yesterday (28 February 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:

New COVID-19 Cluster Discovered; 4 Staff Of Company Infected

The fifth new COVID-19 cluster has emerged after the news of two new confirmed cases. This brings the national total number of people infected to 98.

The two new cases are Singapore permanent residents, a 44-year-old woman and a 24-year-old man, and they are linked to Wizlearn Technologies, an e-learning solutions company located at 10 Science Park Road.

Two earlier cases – 93 and 95 – are also linked to the same company. These four are colleagues.

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NUS: COVID-19 Cure Only Available End Of Year

According to Professor Wang Linfa, the director of the emerging infectious disease at Duke-NUS Medical School, the earliest practical time a licensed vaccine will be made available will be the end of the year, assuming everything goes well.

Despite China saying that it has plans to start clinical trials in April for a COVID-19 vaccine and Israeli scientists saying that they have a vaccine in a few weeks’ time, these are all just candidate vaccines that need to undergo testing on animals, human cells, followed by humans, before they can move on to the three phases of clinical trials where it is determined whether they become vaccines for people to use.

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NUS Student Reoffends & Takes Photos Of Woman In Shower Just 1 Month After Being Caught By Another

25-year-old National University of Singapore (NUS) student, Ryan You Jun Chao, was previously caught using his phone to take photos of a woman in a campus shower. He ran away when he was spotted by his victim, but this didn’t deter him from reoffending again.

A month later, he took photos of another woman in NUS when she was taking a shower.

He has pleaded guilty to two counts of insulting a woman’s modesty. Two criminal trespass charges will also be considered during his sentencing.

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Lotte’s Choco Pie Banana Is Being Recalled Due To Undeclared Almonds

Lotte’s Choco Pie Banana is being recalled because there was no declaration on its packaging that it contains almonds when it actually does.

Once this was discovered, the United States’ Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a food recall alert, prompting the Singapore Food Agency (SFA) to also instruct its Singapore importer, Sing Long Foodstuff Trading, to recall the product.


The affected product is from South Korea and comes in the 12-pack Lotte’s Choco Pie Banana. It also has a best before date of 4 November 2020.

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Damaged Fibre Broadband Cable Leaves 1,000 Users In AMK & Bishan Without Internet For 6 Hours

Fibre broadband cables that were damaged by a third-party contractor not engaged by NetLink Trust or its vendors left 1,000 users in Ang Mo Kio and Bishan without any Internet connection for six hours.

With regard to this, NetLink Trust has responded and said that they are in the midst of an investigation to determine what happened, and they will take the necessary actions against the contractor. It said, “NetLink Trust takes a serious view of such disruptions in services caused by errant contractors.”

The fibre service disruption was reported at around 5.33pm and NetLink Trust’s recovery team fixed the problem by 11.51pm that day.


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