5 S’pore News That You Should Know About That Were Reported Yesterday (26 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:

COVID-19: 2 New Cases With No Links to Any Confirmed Cases Yet

Two new cases of the Covid-19 virus (Covid-19) were confirmed by the Ministry of Health (MOH) on Wednesday (26 Feb) while four others have recovered and were discharged.

The first new patient is a 47-year-old Singaporean who does not have any recent travel history to China. He is now isolated in Sengkang General Hospital and tested positive this morning.

The second patient is a 38-year-old Singaporean who also tested positive this morning. He is isolated in Ng Teng Fong General Hospital.

There are now 93 cases in total. 62 have fully recovered.

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Drivers Get Prudential Care Kits

Prudential Singapore’s Customer division has handed out 200 kits to taxi and private hire drivers who stopped by Marina One’s driveway yesterday received.

The care kits included surgical masks, hand sanitisers, anti-bacterial wipes and vitamin C supplements.

Prudential Singapore said the 200 kits were to show its appreciation of taxi and private hire drivers for their continued service during this time.

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The Independent Singapore Asked To Correct Posts On Alleged HDB Flat Eviction

The Ministry of National Development (MND) has debunked the online account of a woman who was allegedly evicted from her Housing Board rental flat.

The account was published by alternative news site The Independent Singapore (TISG) in an article after political activist Gilbert Goh put up a Facebook post on the eviction issue.

On Wednesday (26 Feb), MND said that National Development Minister Lawrence Wong has told the Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Act (Pofma) Office to issue a correction notice against Mr Goh and TISG over this.

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Man Fined For Importing More Than 450kg Of Coriander Without Proper Permit

A 47-year-old man was fined S$3,000 on Wednesday (26 Feb) for importing 456kg of coriander without a proper permit.

Goh Chee Wee, a partner at wholesaler Daily Go Fresh, admitted to importing a consignment of fresh vegetables for sale without conforming to permit descriptions.

During an inspection at Pasir Panjang Wholesale Centre last year, officers found 456kg of coriander that was not part of the amount of vegetables declared in the man’s permit.

For this offence, Goh could have been fined up to S$10,000, jailed up to three years, or both.

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3 Arrested & Over $170,000 Worth of Drugs Seized in Toa Payoh

Three people were arrested and over S$171,000 worth of drugs were seized by officers from the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) on Monday night (25 Feb).

The individuals arrested were a 38-year-old Malaysian man, a 62-year-old Singaporean man, and a 62-year-old Singaporean woman.

CNB said that they intercepted a Malaysia-registered car along Lorong 6 Toa Payoh after noticing the 62-year-old suspected drug trafficker entering the vehicle, and then exiting it a short while later.

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