5 S’pore News That You Should Know About That Were Reported Yesterday (25 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:

Retailer 3 Stars Says Sorry & Rectifies Price Of Face Masks After MTI Inspections

The Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) said that no further action will be taken against retailer 3 Stars at this present time after it apologised and reduced the prices for its face masks.

However, the ministry will continue to keep an eye on the retailer’s pricing practices. MTI had issued a letter of demand to 3 Stars after it received complaints from the public about the retailer profiteering from the face masks.

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DORSCON Level Might Be Lowered If COVID-19 Spreads Further Worldwide

Singapore could lower its Disease Outbreak Response System Condition (DORSCON) level if COVID-19 spreads widely around the world and travel restrictions are no longer helpful in the fight against the COVID-19.

Health Minister Gan Kim Yong announced this on Tuesday. On 7 February, Singapore’s DORSCON level increased to Orange and since January, various measures such as travel restrictions have been put into place.

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The Impact Doesn’t Necessarily Have To Be Severe If COVID-19 Becomes A ‘Pandamedic’, According To Health Expert

The Ministry of Health’s communicable diseases director Associate Professor Vernon Lee said that although there is discussion that COVID-19 might become a pandemic, this doesn’t mean that the impact of the disease would be severe.

He spoke at an online forum on Singapore’s response to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak which was organised by the Institute of Policy Studies (IPS).

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Singapore Airlines Freezes Hiring For Ground Positions Because Of COVID-19

Singapore Airlines (SIA) has put into place a hiring freeze on ground positions and have implemented other steps in order to save cost following the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on the aviation industry.

An SIA spokesperson has confirmed that a hiring freeze has been put into place. The spokesperson said, “SIA has implemented a general recruitment freeze for all ground positions in response to COVID-19.”

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Muslim Community Holds Fund-raising Initiatives To Help Those Impacted By COVID-19

Rahmatan Lil Alamin Foundation (RLAF) will laugh a fund-raising drive together with all mosques here in order to provide help to vulnerable people and families who have been impacted by the COVID-19.


RLAF is a charity foundation set up by the Islamic Religious Council of Singapore (Muis) in 2009. The drive will collect funds for The Courage Fund which will launch online on Wednesday.

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