5 S’pore News That You Should Know About That Were Reported Yesterday (13 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:

Eight New Confirmed Cases Of COVID-19 & All Are Linked To Previous Cases

The Ministry of Health (MOH) announced that there are eight new cases of COVID-19. All of which are linked to previous cases. “Further epidemiological investigations and contact tracing have uncovered links between previously announced and new cases.

In total, the number of confirmed cases in Singapore is 58. Five of the new cases are linked to the Grace Assembly of God cluster and the other two are linked to the cluster at Seletar Aerospace Heights construction site.

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St James’ Church Kindergarten’s Gilstead Campus Closes For Sanitization After 2 Siblings Had Links To COVID-19 Case

St James’ Church Kindergarten closed its Gilstead campus for cleaning and sanitization on Thursday after it was discovered that two siblings from its pre-school were issued a home quarantine order.

“Two of our children are on home quarantine order because of contact with a relative who was later found to be infected with COVID-19,” said St James’ Church Kindergarten spokesperson. Both the children and their parents are well.

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A 6KM Green Connection That Links Singapore Botanic Gardens To Singapore River Has Been Unveiled 

The Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) and National Parks Board (NParks) have announced that a plan to build a 6km green connection stretching from the Singapore Botanic Gardens to Singapore River is in the works.

This came after both URA, NParks and Singapore Tourism Board collected feedback from the public regarding upgrading the Orchard area.

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Work Passes Of 2 Workers Cancelled By MOM For Going Against COVID-19 Requirements

The Ministry of Manpower (MOM) has revoked the work passes of two workers after they entered Singapore without getting permission from the ministry. MOM has also suspended the work pass privileges of the company that they are working for.

This is due to the COVID-19 outbreak in Singapore that makes it necessary for all work pass holders who have travelled to mainland China in the past 14 days to receive the ministry’s approval.

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Restaurants In Singapore Preparing Themselves For 80% Revenue Loss Due To COVID-19

Restaurants in Singapore are preparing themselves for a significant hit on their revenue. Some of these restaurants are expecting a loss of as much as 80% over the next three months due to tourists keeping clear and locals avoiding public places in light of the COVID-19.

The Restaurant Association of Singapore (RAS) has written to 24 major shopping mall landlords to ask for a temporary cut in rent.

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