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Keppel Corporation Limited (Keppel) is pleased to announce a comprehensive package worth more than $4.2 million to help the Singapore community weather COVID-19. The package will be funded by voluntary contributions from the Keppel Group’s directors, senior management and staff, with dollar-for-dollar matching contributions from Keppel Corporation. This comes on the back of the Company’s earlier donation …

Osmel Martinez Azcue felt unwell. Having recently returned home to Florida from China and experiencing flu-like symptoms, he went to his local hospital to get tested for coronavirus. While the test was negative, Azcue has since been billed for $3,000 – he’ll be responsible for $1,400, according to his insurer. While there’s been no charge for …

When it comes to infectious disease outbreaks, cities are dual-edged. To be sure, cities are a big part of the problem. They intensify the spread and transmission of infectious disease through increased human contact. Today, roughly 4 billion people live in cities, more than half of the world’s population. According to some analysts, around 600 cities generate …

ST Engineering announced its collaboration with the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) to develop and commercialise an Urban Planning Solution that supports global digitalisation efforts in city planning and management. Designed with an open-source technology stack, the solution will benefit city planners of all scales as it can be customised to different cities’ needs and reduce the …

Singapore will implement additional precautionary measures to slow the transmission of the COVID-19 virus. These include travel advisories against all non-essential travel and border restrictions for Italy, France, Spain and Germany, as well as additional social distancing measures within Singapore. The World Health Organization (WHO) declared the COVID-19 outbreak a global pandemic on 11 March …

With the Dow having closed in bear market territory last Wednesday, it’s worth looking at where the global economy is now compared to the last time it was in such turmoil. The global financial crisis of 2008 was sparked by the implosion of the subprime mortgage market in the United States, which gradually became a contagion …

According to Johns Hopkins CSSE, the COVID-19 outbreak has recorded more than 140,000 confirmed cases, thousands of which are already fatalities. The World Health Organization (WHO) has officially declared COVID-19 a pandemic, a proof of the gravity of the current disease outbreak that is plaguing us. No one could possibly think that this is the …

Cities and pandemics are closely linked throughout history. A lot of lives have been claimed by disease outbreaks. Each time, these outbreaks act like some sort of a lesson that drives change in cities. For the most part, cities have gotten better in eliminating the risks of disease outbreaks, thanks to developments in health and …

The National Environment Agency (NEA) is offering an automatic one-time six-month licence extension to all licensed cleaning businesses with licences expiring between 1 March 2020 and 28 February 2021 (both dates inclusive). Similarly, cleaning businesses with awards under the Enhanced Clean Mark Accreditation Scheme (EAS) will receive an automatic six-month extension on their accreditation status. …

The Land Transport Authority (LTA) is pleased to announce the alignment and station locations for the Cross Island Line (CRL) – Punggol Extension, which connects Pasir Ris to Punggol, providing a direct connection for commuters travelling between eastern and north-eastern Singapore. Time Savings and Greater Accessibility for Commuters in the East and North-East The 7.3-kilometre …