5 S’pore News That You Should Know About That Were Reported Yesterday (16 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:

Sengkang Fire Station Disinfected After SCDF Officer Infected With COVID-19

The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) on Monday said that Sengkang Fire Station has been disinfected after a fire and rescue specialist based there became infected with the coronavirus.

He is a 30-year-old Singaporean man with no recent travel history to the affected countries and regions.

For more info, tap here.

3 Arrested For Trying To Rob Liberian-flagged Ship In Singapore Strait

Three people were arrested after they tried to rob a Liberian-flagged bulk carrier in the Singapore Strait on Monday, according to the Ministry of Defence (MINDEF).

The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore’s (MPA) Port Operations Control Centre received a report at around 5am that robbers had boarded the ship Sam Jaguar.

For more info, tap here.

PM Lee’s Canberra Trip Will Change To A Video Conference Due To Australia’s COVID-19 Restrictions

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong had plans to travel to Australia, but this will be switched to a video conference in light of Australia’s COVID-19 restrictions.

This was announced by Singapore’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) on Monday. The discussion will now take place remotely.

For more info, tap here.

Singapore Has A “Robust Strategy” To Ensure It Doesn’t Run Out Of Essentials

Trade and Industry Minister Chan Chun Sing assured Singaporeans that the Republic has a “robust multi-pronged strategy” that will ensure that the country doesn’t run out of the essentials it requires.

This is in addition to building up Singapore’s inventory of food and essential supplies.

For more info, tap here.

Workers Who Go Ahead With Non-essential Travel Might Have To Use Up Leave To Serve Stay-home Notice Or LOA

Employees who persist and go ahead with non-essential non-work-related travel outside Singapore might have to use up their annual leave to carry out their quarantine, stay-home notice or company-imposed leave of absence periods.

According to the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) if employees don’t have sufficient annual leave, employers may need them to use advance leave or take no-pay leave.

For more info, tap here.

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