5 S’pore News That You Should Know About That Were Reported Yesterday (19 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:

32 New COVID-19 Cases In Singapore Including 24 Imported Cases 

The Ministry of Health (MOH) has announced that there are 32 new coronavirus cases in Singapore, 24 of which are imported cases.

This is a fall from the 47 new cases that were recorded on Wednesday, which is the highest number since the outbreak began.

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300,000 Eggs Have Arrived In Singapore, Amongst Supplies From Other Countries

Singapore has been able to increase its import of eggs from other countries after Malaysia underwent a lockdown on Wednesday.

The Trade and Industry Minister Chan Chun Sing said that 73% of Singapore’s eggs are from Malaysia. Thus, some are worried due to the lockdown in Malaysia.

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Doctors Have Tips For Those Who Have Returned To Singapore And Need To Undergo 14-day Isolation

The authorities announced that Singaporeans and residents returning to the country will have to isolate themselves for 14 days.

Do not fly if you have symptoms like cough, fever or sore throat. The person arriving should also wear a mask and sit alone in the back of the car or taxi. The windows should also be down and air conditioning switched off.

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NATAS Travel Fair In May Cancelled Due To COVID-19 Outbreak

The NATAS Travel Fair which had been scheduled to be held last month and was later postponed to early May has since been cancelled due to the coronavirus outbreak.

A “vast majority” of the vendors were agreeable with the cancellation given the current situation. A full rental refund will be issued to the vendors.

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STI Dives To Near 2,300 As US Dollar Soars

Singapore’s stock market joined yet another global sell-off on Thursday while the US dollar surged due to massive stimulus and emergency central bank measures in Europe, Japan, the United States and Australia failed to stop another round of panic.

The Straits Times Index came close to falling below 2,300 as it touched an intra-day low of 2,303.9. This is the lowest level since 2,258.72 in July 2009.

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