5 S’pore News That You Should Know About That Were Reported Yesterday (21 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:

47 New Covid-19 Cases; 39 Imported

The Ministry of Health has reported 47 new Covid-19 cases on Saturday (21 March).

This was the same figure as the number of cases reported on 18 March, the highest number since the start of the outbreak.

39 of these were imported cases with travel history to Australia, Europe, North America, Asean and other parts of Asia.

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First Two Covid-19 Deaths Confirmed

Singapore confirmed its first two coronavirus deaths on Saturday (21 March).

The first, Case 90, was a 75-year-old Singaporean woman with a history of chronic heart disease and hypertension.

The second patient, Case 212, is a 64-year-old Indonesian national who had been hospitalised in Indonesia for pneumonia and had a history of heart disease.

Singapore has a total of 432 Covid-19 cases at the moment.

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89 Work-Pass Workers Caught Breaching LOA / SHN

89 workers have had their work passes revoked by MOM as of Saturday (21 March) for breaching entry approval and stay-home notice (SHN) requirements.

73 of these were work-pass holders with travel history to countries affected by Covid-19 and who entered Singapore without obtaining entry approval from MOM.

Another 16 work-pass holders were caught breaching the Leave of Absence (LOA) or SHN requirements; some of them were caught working at their workplaces.

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Bodies of Covid-19 Fatalities To Be Handled According To Strict Protocols

The bodies of those who have the Covid-19 virus will be prepared for cremation or burial by healthcare workers in hospitals.

This is in line with the National Environment Agency’s (NEA) set guidelines, which include double-bagging the bodies before they are placed in airtight coffins.

The agency has also the number of attendees at funerals and wakes to below 250 and implementing social distancing.

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SPH Gives Care Packages & $30 Daily Allowance to Malaysian Workers Affected By Lockdown

25 Malaysian workers at Singapore Press Holdings’ (SPH) received care packages from the publishing company’s deputy chief executive Anthony Tan on Saturday (21 March).

These care packages include items such as vouchers for daily necessities, hand sanitiser, biscuits, and Milo packets.

Most of these workers have been staying at Mercure Singapore on Stevens Road due to the lockdown.

SPH has also decided to give the workers an additional “modest allowance” of $30 a day, Mr Tan said.

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