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What started as an outbreak in China near the end of 2019 has now developed globally. Last week, for the first time since the COVID-19 epidemic started, the number of new cases outside of China was greater than inside the country. By 1 March, the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in China was 80,565 …

The Land Transport Authority (LTA) will accelerate the building of cycling path networks and active mobility infrastructure across Singapore over the next 10 years under a new Islandwide Cycling Network (ICN) Programme. LTA’s preliminary estimate is that this will cost more than $1 billion. The programme will bring greater convenience and enhanced connectivity to active …

The UK has found itself in a panic buying frenzy in response to the novel coronavirus outbreak. A very flustered health secretary Matt Hancock urged restraint and attempted to calm fears of shortages on BBC television’s Question Time after being asked about a lack of paracetamol, dry pasta and toilet paper. The UK is not …

Asian Development Bank (ADB) President Masatsugu Asakawa and Singapore Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance Heng Swee Keat officially opened ADB’s new office in Singapore, deepening efforts to collaborate on some of the most pressing development challenges facing Asia and the Pacific. Mr. Asakawa and Mr. Heng agreed that the Singapore office will create …

A caring and gracious commuting culture, where commuters look out for one another, is key to achieving an inclusive transport system. As part of ongoing efforts to enable a caring commuting culture, the Land Transport Authority (LTA) will launch a one-year pilot for a new initiative called Priority Cabins on the North East Line (NEL) …

Singapore Airlines (SIA) Cargo is expanding its quality corridor network with the addition of Copenhagen, Osaka and Stockholm stations. This offers customers the option of using the Airline’s THRUCOOL1 network to transport pharmaceutical products to and from these cities via Singapore, with assurance of maximum attention to product integrity at each step of the journey. SIA …

Deutsche Bank’s analysis reveals that the COVID-19 outbreak will greatly inhibit the world’s economic activity. The initial projection for the Q1 2020 growth in the gross domestic product (GDP) has diminished for a considerable number of economies. Which countries are most affected? How can recovery be attained? The area of greatest damage   Being the …

According to the latest findings from a Driverless Mobility Dialogue, most Singaporeans are ready to embrace the introduction of autonomous vehicles (AVs) on the road. TUMCREATE and the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) worked together to conduct a Driverless Mobility Dialogue, with 60 Singaporeans from all walks of life, to better understand Singaporeans’ …

ST Engineering’s joint venture with Airbus, Elbe Flugzeugwerke (EFW), has received Supplement Type Certification (STC) from the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) for its A321 Passenger-to-Freighter (P2F) conversion. The STC comes one month after the prototype unit, to be delivered to launch customer Vallair, made its maiden flight test on 22 January. Mr Lim …

If the deaths caused by the recent COVID-19 outbreak aren’t already enough, there are escalating fears that this will also drive economies to recession. Why would this happen? Simply put, the outbreak involves one of the most powerful economies: China. Such a central figure in terms of sheer power can easily drag down other economies …