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Close collaboration between scientists and the public health community have enabled the Fortitude Kit 2.0 diagnostic to be quickly developed and deployed in Singapore hospitals to detect the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19. From February, Fortitude Kit 2.0 has been in routine use in six public hospitals, and four private hospitals in Singapore. Currently, it …

Grab, Southeast Asia’s leading super app, announced a series of additional initiatives to support its driver, delivery and merchant-partner community in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Since the beginning of the COVID-19 outbreak in Southeast Asia, Grab has worked tirelessly with governments and funded measures to render much-needed financial support for driver and delivery partners …

Singtel is rallying Singapore against COVID-19 by providing financial support for impacted communities and extending a care package of services to support the broader community. The Group has raised S$2 million collectively to help vulnerable groups in the community and frontline healthcare workers and volunteers. The Singtel Touching Lives Fund, the Group’s flagship philanthropy programme, …

The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) will provide economic relief to passenger vessel owners and operators, as well as passenger terminal operators, who have seen a drop in passenger volumes due to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease 2019) outbreak. This was announced by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance, Mr Heng Swee Keat, …

In February 2020, the PPSP was introduced to provide targeted assistance to the Point-to-Point (P2P) sector and its drivers who have been impacted by COVID-19. Since then, the Government has received much feedback from the taxi and Private Hire Car (PHC) industry, which we have carefully considered. In particular, P2P operators have observed a sustained …

With greater awareness around safe distancing during the COVID-19 outbreak, the Infocomm Media Development Authority, (“IMDA”), together with industry partners, has embarked on a national community effort with a call to Singaporeans to “Stay Healthy, Go Digital”, encouraging people to continue with their daily lives while staying healthy through digital means. This collaboration aims to …

NTUC FairPrice (FairPrice) today announced the launch of a Priority Shopping Hour trial to improve safe distancing measures for vulnerable segments of the community – including members of the Pioneer Generation (PG), persons with disabilities (PWDs) and pregnant women – when they shop for their daily necessities. The initiative, which will take effect on 30 …

Singapore Airlines (“SIA”) will be cutting 96% of the capacity that had been originally scheduled up to end-April, given the further tightening of border controls around the world over the last week to stem the Covid-19 outbreak. This will result in the grounding of around 138 SIA and SilkAir aircraft, out of a total fleet …

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) issued an advisory to all financial institutions (FIs) in Singapore, telling them to implement safe distancing measures in all aspects of their business operations, especially customer touch points.  This is part of the national effort to reduce the risk of further local transmission of COVID-19. FIs were asked to …

From 27 March 2020, 0900 hours, all travellers arriving in Singapore, including residents [Singapore Citizens (SC), Permanent Residents (PR)], and Long-Term Pass (LTP) holders (Student’s Pass, Dependant’s Pass, Work Pass and Long-Term Visit Pass Holders), must submit a health declaration before proceeding with immigration clearance. They will have to do so via the SG Arrival …