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US President Biden to reinstate COVID-19 travel restrictions

Last week, President Biden had issued an executive order directing federal agencies to require international air travelers to quarantine...


Singapore government restricts Chinese New Year celebration crowds due to COVID-19

During the upcoming Chinese New Year festivities, each household in Singapore will be allowed to receive up to eight visitors a day as part...


Singapore Airlines offers one-stop COVID-19 testing service to passengers

Some Singapore Airlines (SIA) and SilkAir passengers can now avail of pre-departure COVID-19 testing with the launch of a new one-stop...


As vaccination drive begins at Changi Airport, Singapore Airlines urged to be first in world to vaccinate all staff

A mass exercise to vaccinate 37,000 front-line workers in the aviation and maritime sectors in Singapore began yesterday, paving the way for...


WHO investigative team arrives in Wuhan from Singapore

A team of experts from the World Health Organisation (WHO) arrived in Wuhan today to start a probe into the origins of the coronavirus, even...


Shanmugam, Balakrishnan clarify police use of COVID-19 contact tracing data across Singapore

Sparking concerns of violations of privacy, the Singapore government admitted that contact-tracing data gathered ostensibly for COVID-19...


Passengers travelling from UK to India in January will have to undergo a mandatory RT-PCR COVID test

Passengers will be required to submit self-declaration forms on an online portal at least 72 hours prior to travel and also carry a negative...


WHO praises India’s action and resolve to end COVID-19 pandemic

India is the largest vaccine producer in the world and has come in for praise from Bill Gates as well.


The best time to vaccinate is now, says Minister of Health Gan Kim Yong in Parliament

In a statement at the Parliament on the third update on the Whole-of-government Response To Covid-19, Minister For Health Gan Kim Yong...


Singapore begins COVID-19 vaccination with first batch of healthcare workers at NCID

More than 30 staff from across the NCID family were vaccinated on the first day.


South Asia handled pandemic well, states US-Indian joint study

A transcontinental study found that the South Asian region has done well in mounting an appropriate response and has shown a notably lower...


Kamala Harris to get COVID-19 vaccine shot

United States Vice President-elect Kamala Harris and her husband Doug Emhoff will receive the COVID-19 vaccine today in Washington DC, the...


Singapore Airlines trials digital verification of COVID-19 test results and vaccine data

The initiative is the first in the world to be based on the International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) Travel Pass framework.


Singapore to start vaccinating healthcare workers on Dec 30

Singapore will begin administering COVID-19 vaccines to healthcare workers progressively from December 30, Ministry of Health (MOH)...


Indian-origin doctors in US take COVID-19 vaccine in public to encourage others

Several Indian-American physicians have publicised getting the coronavirus vaccine shot and are encouraging others to follow suit,...


Adoption of TraceTogether in Singapore crosses 70%

As at December 21, the percentage of Singapore residents using the TraceTogether (TT) mobile app or physical token has surpassed the 70 per...


Singapore to bar visitors with recent travel history to UK from 23:59 pm on December 23

From 11.59pm on December 23 till further notice, all long-term pass holders and short-term visitors with recent travel history to the UK...


NUS researchers develop foldable tent for safe dental care during pandemic

As dentists are at a high risk of exposure to COVID-19, and other critical infectious diseases, researchers from NUS have invented a...


First COVID-19 vaccine shipment arrives in Singapore

The first COVID-19 vaccine shipment arrived in Singapore from Brussels on a Singapore Airlines (SIA) cargo plane on Monday, December 21,...


French President Emmanuel Macron tests positive for COVID-19

The president will now self isolate for seven days, in compliance with France’s national regulations.


WHO’s special Christmas message for kids: Santa is immune to coronavirus!

WHO Technical Head Dr Maria Van Kerkhove addressed children’s concerns regarding the novel coronavirus impacting Santa Clause’s health.


Singapore and Vietnam working to finalise green lane travel arrangement by early 2021

The two countries are also looking to reinstate regular commercial return flights.


COVID-19 vaccine free for all Singaporeans and long-term residents: PM Lee

Singapore is making COVID-19 vaccinations free for all citizens and long-term residents currently residing in the country.


Phase 3 of reopening to begin Dec 28, up to groups of 8 may gather

Capacity limits in public places such as malls and attractions, and at places of worship will be eased.


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