5 S’pore News That You Should Know About That Were Reported Yesterday (14 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:

Singaporeans Go Out Over The Weekend “In Force” Despite Being Advised To Practice Social Distancing 

The Government had earlier advised Singaporeans to practice social distancing as Singaporeans tried to resume life as per normal.

Many also came out of their homes to do grocery shopping and eat out at shopping malls and open-air public places like hawker centres. That said, Singaporeans remained cautious and vigilant about the threat of the COVID-19.

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More Measures Taken During Commissioning Parade For SAF Officers

An Officer Cadet Commissioning Parade continued as per normal on Saturday (14 March). However, some extra measures were implemented due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

A total of 227 cadets, 161 from the Army, 24 from the Navy, and 42 from the Air Force became officers of the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF), after undergoing 38 weeks of training at the Officer Cadet School.

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Self-employed & Workers In Manufacturing Sectors Can Benefit From Second Stimulus Package

Workers in some manufacturing sectors and the self-employed may be among those receiving a boost from the government’s additional stimulus package.

This comes as the economy takes a hit due to the coronavirus outbreak. “Tourism, retail and food and beverage industries have been hit first by the fallout from the virus outbreak. As the situation evolves, there will be disruptions to the supply chains which will affect other sectors” said Trade and Industry Minister Chan Chun Sing.

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Third Assisted-living Facility in Singapore Opens In Sembawang

Singapore’s third assisted living facility for seniors opened on Saturday, 14 March which will enable residents to have more independence in their daily lives.

They will also be cared for by trained caregivers. The facility, a renovated house located behind Sembawang Shopping Centre is the most modern in the St Bernardette Lifestyle Village group.

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12 New COVID-19 Cases In S’pore, Including 9 Imported Cases & 1 Linked To Safra Jurong Private Dinner

Singapore ha announced 12 new confirmed cases for the COVID-19. According to the Ministry of Health, nine of which have been imported.

The imported cases include a 44-year-old woman who had been present at a mass religious gathering in Malaysia. In total, five local cases are linked to the event.

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