5 S’pore News That You Should Know About That You Should Know About That Were Reported Yesterday (24 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:

President Halimah & PM Lee Reaffirmed Singapore’s support for Chinas Efforts To Overcome Outbreak

President Halimah Yaacob and Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong have reaffirmed Singapore’s support for China’s efforts to overcome the coronavirus outbreak.

Both Singapore’s president and prime minister have applauded measures and efforts taken by China and offered sympathy and condolences for those who have succumbed to the virus. This was done through letters sent to China’s President Xi Jinping.

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Apex Court finds Virtual Currency Exchange Operator In Breach Of Contract

The Court Of Appeal has found that virtual currency exchange operator Quoine must pay damages for wrongfully reversing seven trades on its platform.

The court rejected Quoine’s argument that it was entitled to unilaterally cancel the seven orders that were placed by trader B2C2 to sell ethereum for bitcoin on the basis that the transactions were a mistake.

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Coronavirus Update: 1 New Case In Singapore, a 75-year-old Woman Linked To Life Church & Missions

Two more people with the coronavirus disease have been discharged while a new confirmed case has cropped up according to the Health Ministry (MOH).

In total, the number of cases has hit 90. 53 cases have made a full recovery, while the 37 who are still being treated in the hospital are stable or improving. Unfortunately, seven are in critical condition and are being treated in the intensive care unit.

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32-Year-Old Man Pleads Guilty For Sexually Assaulting Four Underaged Girls

A 32-year-old permanent resident claimed that he was a member of a secret society gang and had clairvoyant abilities in order to manipulate four underaged girls into performing sexual acts on him.

He also had a weekly roster for the girls to satisfy him sexually. The underaged girls were all aged below 16 years old.

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11 Workers Banned From Entering Singapore Without Proper Approval, 500 Entry Applications Rejected Daily

11 workers have been barred from entering Singapore after entry approval was required for work pass holders with travel history to mainland China, according to the Ministry of Manpower (MOM).


The 11 workers had entered Singapore although they had failed to acquire approval from MOM, which was put in place to prevent the further spread of the COVID-19.

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